“Baseball is like church, many attend few understand”
Baseballs, which each team uses during the duration of 162 regular-season games, not counting playoff and World Series games, are one of Major League Baseball’s largest expenses. A season consists of 2,430 games, with each of the 30 league teams playing 162 games.
Two teams use 100 to 120 balls per game in each of the 2400 or so games. The league spends $10 million on baseball alone over the course of a year. Due to many factors, including players’ increased on-base percentages, it is expected that further baseballs will be utilized in each game. The more baseballs that are hit, the more they will need to be changed.
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How many baseballs are used?
In a typical nine-inning game, roughly 120 balls will be used, assuming fair weather and regular wind conditions, a number that will rise if the match goes over extra innings, among other things.
Baseballs are now priced at $9.60 each, and the expense of baseballs used for a particular game is estimated to be around $1000.00. These costs are covered by ticket sales, food, drinks, and merchandise sold at concession stands.