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Baseball Math Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

How many yards (yds.) of wool in a baseball?    
Baseball219 yards
(53 yds. + 45 yds. + 121 yds.)
  
       

How many feet (ft.) of wool in a baseball?    
657 feet
(219 yds. x 3 ft.)
      

How many baseballs come from 1 pound (lb.) of wool?        
80 balls
(10 miles x 5,280 ft. = 52,800 ft. ÷ 657 ft.)

 

How many pounds of wool are needed to produce the 600,000 baseballs used by
Major League Baseball each year?        

7,500 lbs.
(600,000 balls ÷ 80 balls per lb.)
 

Rawlings, the official maker of MLB baseballs, produces 4,000 dozen (doz.)
baseballs a week. How many baseballs is that each year?         

2,496,000 balls
(4,000 doz. x 12 = 48,000 balls/week x 52 weeks)


S A B T    BATS


M F N I U R O     UNIFORM

F T R U    TURF

A B E B L S L A     BASEBALL

T I M T     MITT

K S T I E C T     TICKETS


We couldn’t have baseball without

FARMERS

Baseball Anatomy

It takes _5   farmers to provide the resources to make a baseball!