I don’t know if it’s the winding down of the NFL season or the dreaming of warmer days, but we’ve been gearing up for some baseball, which led us to wonder – what is American made at baseball games? Chances are opening day is just a few short weeks away in your home state. So, when you walk through those doors and hear the chants for the home team, you’ll now be able to share what’s so American about baseball.
One would think that the baseball is the item that is most American made at baseball games, right? Unfortunately, no. The MLB’s official baseball is Rawlings, which produces baseballs in Costa Rica. What’s interesting is that the majority of the materials for baseballs are sourced from the USA (baseball cores are imported from the Muscle Shoals Rubber Company in Batesville, MS. The yarn comes from D&T Spinning in Ludlow, BT. The cowhide is imported from Tennessee Tanning in Tullahoma, TN).
From what we could gather, the only major US professional sports team that uses balls made in the USA is the NFL. Read more…