Rawlings makes the baseballs.
Rawlings baseballs are the official baseballs used in the major leagues. BPL
Yes, somtimes the brands differ. Example:Franklin makes smaller balls than Rawlings.(and worse Imight ad to!)
Rawlings has the MLB contract to produce their baseballs. Their manufacturing takes place in Costa Rica and the balls are stitched by hand by factory workers.
The only factory authorized by MLB to make their baseballs is one owned by the Rawlings Sporting Goods Company in Turrialba, Costa Rica. Rawlings has the contract to supply MLB with baseballs through 2013.
The baseballs cost MLB teams $170.25 for 10 balls.
Used baseballs are either thoroughly cleansed to be used in other games, used in batting practice, or recycled to make new baseballs.
There is no difference in the baseballs used in either league of the MLB.
CHINA. (where is anything made today?)
They get eaten....much like babies.
Costa Rica. 80,000 dozen MLB baseballs are produced each year.
In a way baseballs are recycled in the MLB because when a baseball gets dirt on it the umpire throws it to the bat boy who places it in a bucket of baseballs which are going to be used for next games batting practice.
In the MLB the baseballs that the umpire receives are tossed off to the bat boy and the home team (since they are supplying the baseballs) will usually sell them in their clubhouse or fan store.
Real baseballs used by MLB and other professional and semi-pro oragnizations and also club leagues around the country do not use rubber baseballs. rubber baseballs are cheap imitations and are not really used in organized baseball leagues.
About 480,000$ per season
It varies from season to season.