Known as "the lemon peel," this cross stitched ball is a playable replica of those used in base ball's formative years from the 1850-1870's when the ball was tossed underhand from a box 45 feet from the home plate (which was 10" in circumference and usually made of metal). They look great in a trophy case with the well worn patina only gained from play on the hard-scrabble fields of Delaware County, NY.
The more traditional "horseshoe" or figure eight stitched ball is indicative of base ball's transition to overhand pitching in 1884 and is what you will find the M.A.C. using most in their 1895 games. These balls also represent what was used during what folks consider the "dead ball era" before Babe Ruth started belting homers in bunches in the 1920s.
Please specify which style (continuous seam or lemon peel) you'd like in your order. S/H included.
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