Rawlings All Star
All Star game baseball. Rawlings started making the
official World Series game baseballs in 1979. Changing logos
and the design each year. These balls are identical to the ones used
during the All Star games. A great ball for the
serious sports collector. The Rawlings Major League Baseball is a
great baseball collectible and sports collectible to
hand down from generation to generation.
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of the All Star Game
The first Major League All-Star Game was played on July 6,
1933 at Comiskey Park in Chicago. It was initiated at the
insistence of Arch Ward, a sports editor for the Chicago
Tribune, to coincide with the celebration of Chicago's
Century of Progress Exposition. For over seventy-three years,
the "Midsummer Classic" has remained a fan favorite showcasing
the top talent in baseball.
All-Star teams were originally selected by
the managers and the fans for the 1933 and 1934 games. From 1935 through
1946, managers selected the entire team for each league. From 1947 to
1957, fans chose the team's starters and the manager chose the pitchers
and the remaining players. From 1958 through 1969, managers, players,
and coaches made the All-Star Team selections. In 1970, the vote again
returned to the fans for the selection of the starters for each team and
remains there today.
Rawlings Official Major
exclusively by Rawlings® for over a quarter-century, each ball
carefully crafted, weighed, measured, tested, inspected, and
re-inspected. 5 ounces.
108 stitches. Absolute Perfection.
Rawlings - Costa Rica produces 80,000 dozen major league game
balls a year, Minor
league baseballs are made at the Rawlings plant in China.
Six-seven dozen baseballs are used in a typical Major League
The average life of a baseball in the Majors is 6 pitches.
It takes about 10 minutes for a sewer to sew the 108 stitches
on each baseball. The
first and last stitches are perfectly hidden.
The terms "live" and "dead" have been applied to baseballs for
more than 100 years.
In the early years, the home team was often expected to
provide the ball, and a good
hitting team might wind its balls tightly, for a "lively"
effect, while a team of
defensive specialists might create looser, softer, or "dead"
In 1857 the length of a game was
set at nine innings, pitching was underarm from a
distance of 45 feet and the batter was out if a fielder caught
the ball on the first
Rawlings: History of the
George and Alfred Rawlings announce opening of retail sporting
goods store in downtown St. Louis
Rawlings introduces historic Bill Doak glove. This
revolutionary glove featured a multi-thong web laced into the
first finger and thumb with a natural formed deep pocket.
Becomes the prototype for all-purpose gloves of the future.
Rawlings hears fielders' plea. Develops the Trapper - a
three-fingered, deep well pocket glove that changes the design
of first base mitts and sets the standard for Major League
The Rawlings glove line expands to include a glove for each
position - with a name, position and number.
Rawlings introduces The Playmaker, a new three-fingered glove.
Rawlings establishes the Rawlings Gold Glove Award® to
recognize fielding excellence.
The Trap-Eze, or so-called "six-finger" glove, is introduced
by Rawlings and quickly becomes a favorite of many major
Rawlings joins with Adirondack to supply the Major League bats
with the distinct Pro Ring design.
Rawlings is awarded the contract as exclusive supplier of
baseballs to the American and National leagues.
Rawlings awarded the contract to become the "Official Uniform
Supplier to Major League Baseball" and named an "Official
Sponsor of Major League Baseball".
manufacturing baseballs for Major League Baseball in 1976
putting out a ball for the American League and one for the
National League. In 2000 Rawlings started making the ROMLB for
both leagues. The ROMLB is the official baseball and is the
same ball used during each major league game.
These All Star
Game Baseballs are the perfect baseball for the serious sports
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