Ninety percent of this game is half mental – Yogi Berra

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Why we love it

Here is three reason why we love baseball

Reason one

Pitchers value a good grip on the ball and to achieve this they use a specific type of mud for better control and a tight fit in hand. Throughout the history of the game, players used many other substances, like shoe polish, tobacco juice and a mixture of soil and water

Reason two

But all of these methods damaged and scratched the leather. However, in 1938, Lena Blackburne found the rubbing mud close to the town of Palmyra, New Jersey, in the Delaware river. The mud has a unique feature of being very fine, like thick chocolate pudding

Reason three

It is considered the best substance for giving the balls a rougher surface. The official rulebook (Rule 4.01c) states that the balls need to be rubbed with the mud before the game.

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