What is a baseball cork?

Updated: 9/27/2023
User Avatar

Wiki User

13y ago

Best Answer

Cork Ball, as it was played in the southend of Columbus, Oh. after WWll consisted of simply a fishing cork and a cutoff broomstick handle. The cork was normally wrapped in in any electrical tape we could scrounge from our parents. Our game consisted of 3 strikes and you were out of the inning. We used street curbs on each side of the street plus and other areas between the sidewalks on each side to mark our singels, doubles, etc. The uniqueness of our game the way the cork was pitched.It was gripped between the thumb and the index and middle fingers and released underhanded. Depending on the angle of release, the cork would dive, drop, curve(dramatically) or rise in and out. The batter never knew what was coming. The cork ball pitcher's motion was similar to a fastpitch softball pitcher. In the seventies and eighties I taught my sons the game. Now the grandsons are learning. One thing about this game; You need good eyes! Old timers like me need not apply.

User Avatar

Wiki User

15y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

13y ago

Some players, against the rules, used to, and perhaps still do, have their bats made with a cork centre(same material as any other cork), because they believe it benefits their hitting, however, it does not help at all, and perhaps slightly hurts them. Sammy Sosa is the most notable player to do this.

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is a baseball cork?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Where do the cork come from in a baseball?

The cork in the baseball comes the bark of a Cork Oak. Cork has been used as the core of a baseball since 1910.

What is made of cork and traveled over 100mph?

A cork baseball.

How do you get the cork out of a baseball?

simple: get an axe chop it in half get the cork do not unstich and peel off leather

What does the center of a baseball look like?

It is cork.

When did they start putting cork in baseballs?

A cork core in a baseball was first used in 1910.i think that having cork in a bat in the mlb is a illeagl by mlb rules

What is Major League Baseball made from?

a mlb baseball is made from cork and a leather coating

Is the baseball of today made the same as the baseball during the days of Babe Ruth?

no there is a huge difference but then again not so much the out side is till the same but other then that no. You see back then when babe Ruth was playing the ball inside was made out of yarn but in todays time our baseball has a cork in side insdead od yarn so there is a big difference but you might find some balls that are still yarn in side and not cork! Any baseball you find has yarn on the inside. It may have a cork center, but it still has a little yarn around the cork. Althought in the major leagues the baseball has no cork in the center. If it has cork, it is most likely a recreational ball. Baseballs are also still laced by hand.

What are the raw materials of a baseball cork?

cuz im black and gay

What is in the center of a baseball?

Generally the core of the ball is cork, rubber, or a mixture of the two.

Why is a baseball wrapped in leather?

A baseball has a cork center that is wrapped in string and the leather is there to keep it all in one place.

Why is cork used for cheating in baseball?

Batters who would want to cheat would use cork in their bat for the 'spring' the ball would get after hitting it. And since cork is very elastic it would not become misshaped or get bunched up in the bat to where one part of the bat would have cork and another part wouldn't.

What is baseball made up of?

the main componets of a baseball are: a rubber and cork center, and twine wrapped around the center, and a leather cover.