Rawlings Official Major League Baseballs: How it’s Made

Discovery’s “How it’s Made” series covered the Rawlings Official Major League Baseball. Awesome footage of the Rawlings factory in Costa Rica, and a number of the processes used for making official game balls:

Below are a few pictures of an unfinished Rawlings MLB Baseball given to BigLeaugeBaseballs.com. These balls came direct from Rawlings (Thank you!). These are the same demo balls provided for special events such as the All-Star Game festivities where Rawlings often sets up a display and demonstration for fans to learn about authentic MLB equipment.

Rawlings Official Major League Baseball Unstitched Demonstration Ball

Rawlings Official Major League Baseball Incomplete Demonstration Ball

Rawlings Official Major League Baseball Unstitched Demonstration Ball

Rawlings Incomplete Stitching on Official MLB Ball

And finally a video I found on Youtube showing a Rawlings staff member stitching one of these baseballs at an event:

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