Inside of a baseball

Here’s a great diagram of the cross section of a baseball.  If you’ve never taken apart a baseball, it’s a fascinating experience (not to mention long and sticky).  Baseballs definitely have more interesting features to them than the inflated rubber you find in a lot of sports.

 

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Verinno Sports

And here’s a photo of the outside of a ball during the various stages while it’s getting made.

 

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Smithsonian