In pitches, what is the average lifespan of a major league baseball?
- 15 pitches
- 7 pitches
The average lifespan of a major league baseball is just 7 pitches. The lifespan of a baseball is so short because every foul ball is lost, every home run is lost, and whenever a ball is scuffed, the umpire discards it for batting practice. The yarn or string used to wrap the baseball can be up to one mile in length. Rawlings, the official baseball brand of Major League Baseball makes baseballs with microchips inside that record a ball's speed.
- 28 pitches
- 43 Pitches