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until the Baseball is damaged or a home run then they keep using it.

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Q: Why arw baseballs only used for 4-5 pitches in each game?
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Why are baseballs only used for 4-5 pitches in a game?

It because when there throwing the ball160kmph even a little bit of dirt could ruin the pitch.

Is it a rule that a pitched ball that hits the dirt has to be taken out of the game?

No, it's not a rule. Most baseballs in a Major League game last only 9 pitches before being removed from play. But many Little League games will go the entire game with only 1 or 2 baseballs used.

What happens to a baseball after the game?

The average baseball remains in play for only five to seven pitches in a Major League game. After the game the baseballs that are taken out of play are used for batting, and fielding practice. Approximately 600,000 baseballs are used by all Major League teams combined during the course of a season. -Steven KeyMan

What does majorleague baseball do with the extra balls?

They use them for batting practice or give them away to fans at the game. Most balls only last 3-5 pitches. The teams may go through 60 or more baseballs in a game.

Why are baseballs only used for 4-5 pitches in each game?

In 1920 they changed the rules saying that balls always had to be "clean". Before that pitchers would scuff them to make them hard to see and easy to move. Since any ball that hits the dirt is dirtied, the balls need to be replaced very frequently.

How long does the average Major League baseball last?

A Major League baseball has a very short lifespan. The average ball only lasts for six pitches. There are nearly 160,000 baseballs used each year during the regular season.

How many baseballs are used on average per batter in one MLB game?

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.

What is the least number of pitches thrown to throw a complete game?

The least amount POSSIBLE can be 24 pitches, if each batter of the home team (who is winning, yes a complete game CAN be won by a home team with only 24 batters coming up to bat, the losing pitcher would have only faced 24 batters and each got out on one pitch) NEVER GONNA HAPPEN more realistically the right answer would be 27 pitches but each batter would have to get out on one pitch

Why is it possible to use the same twelve pitches to make an infinite number of songs?

Out of those 12 pitches they have created new pitches there are not only 12 pitches in each song count if you dont believe me.

What is the average lifespan of a baseball used in a Major League game?

Only about 7 pitches.

How is basedball IP calculated?

For each full inning pitched, calculate 1 into the IP. If a pitcher only pitches part of an inning, find the number of outs and calculate it into a decimal. For example, let's say a pitcher pitched 5 innings and left the game with two outs. His IP would be 5.2. The reliever for him pitches 2 innings and leaves the game with no outs. Since he came in with two outs and continued two more innings, he would have 2.1 IP. The closing pitches pitches the rest of the game, or 2 innings. He would have 2 IP.

Why does an incoming pitcher get only 8 warm up pitches?

an incoming pitcher only gets 8 warm up pitches to keep the game going and to let him get use to the pitching mound. it use to be 12 but it took to long

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