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Olden balls

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Olden balls
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23/11/2012

By American standards of history, at least, baseball is almost pre-historic – the first professional league was founded waaaay back in 1871.

The Huntington Baseball Co produces handmade replicas of items used in the sport’s illustrious past, including gloves, bats and – as you can see here – balls.

The collection of products spans the golden era when the sport was the nation’s pastime, before it was brusquely replaced by competitive eating and ozone depletion.

The balls tell the story of the sport, from the mish-mash of competing leagues early on to the ‘dead-ball’ era, when the same ball was used for the whole game, as in cricket, and resulted in a dearth of excitement (as in cricket…).

huntingtonbaseballco.com

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