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it's different each game but the average life of a ball in the mlb is seven pitches

MLB. The average life span of a MLB ball is 5 pitches

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Take the pitch count and divide it by the number of batters faced.

Using an average life span of a baseball in a typical game as 6 pitches and the average number of pitches being 275 per game. The number of balls used is 46. Factoring this number out to each team in the league playing 165 games and dividing by 2 since two teams play each other each game, the number of baseballs used during a typical MLB season would about 113,850 balls per year. According to MLB, between five and six dozen are used per game (60-70 balls). The home team has to have 90 new baseballs on hand for each game. That doesn't mean they'll use them all, but they must have them, just in case. The average life of the ball is 6 pitches. "According to Ensley, every major league game begins with six dozen balls. He goes on to explain that the average life of a ball is six pitches. Since most major league games average between 250 and 300 pitches, that would put the ball count at about 40 or 50 balls used per game". According to the MLB: "It says between five and six dozen baseballs are used during each baseball game, as many as 72 balls." Each ball costs about $3-dollars, so that works out to $216-dollars worth of balls for each baseball game. Using an average life span of a baseball in a typical game as 6 pitches and the average number of pitches being 275 per game. The number of balls used is 46. Factoring this number out to each team in the league playing 165 games and dividing by 2 since two teams play each other each game, the number of baseballs used during a typical MLB season would about 113,850 balls per year.

Using an average life span of a baseball in a typical game as 6 pitches and the average number of pitches being 275 per game. The number of balls used is 46. Factoring this number out to each team in the league playing 165 games and dividing by 2 since two teams play each other each game, the number of baseballs used during a typical MLB season would about 113,850 balls per year. According to MLB, between five and six dozen are used per game (60-70 balls).

the average lifespan of a major league ball is 9 pitches the average number of pitches thrown in a game ~ 140 162 games in a season 30 teams (140*162*30)/9 = 75,600 EDIT: The correct numbers are 143 pitches per team on average which is 286 per game. According to MLB they use 65 balls per game. 30 teams have 162 games, but each team has to face another team so the number would be 15*162 which yields 2430. Multiply 2430 by 65 and you get 157,950. There's your number!

26 pitches to Roy Thomas he fouled off 22 pitches 3 were balls and then the one he put in play

According to The Tallahasee Online, an average ball only last 6 pitches and the average game runs 250-300 pitches for 40-50 balls per game. The Baseball Propectus web site quoting Keith Wolley states the average game has 77 batters so that tells us the average ball last for 1-2 batters.

Charley "Red" Barrett of the Boston Braves threw a grand total of 58 pitches in a MLB game on 1944 August 10.

For the 2008 season, 17.8 in the National League and 18.4 in the American League.

Justin Verlander with 3,931 pitches

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