kids encyclopedia robot

Baseball (ball) facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
A baseball

A baseball is a ball used in the sport of the same name, baseball. It is between 9 inches (22.9 cm) and 9¼ inches (23.5 cm) in circumference (around). The ball weighs 8 ounces. Different size balls may be used in children's leagues.

The balls can be made in many different, but similar ways. The center of most balls is cork, rubber, or a mixture of the two. It is sometimes layered. Yarn and twine and sometimes wool are wrapped around the center core. A leather cover is put on, in two pieces, and stitched together using 108 stitches of waxed red cotton thread. Official Major League balls sold by Rawlings are made to the exact MLB specifications (5 ounces, 108 stitches).

Images for kids

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Pelota de béisbol para niños

kids search engine
Baseball (ball) Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.