Baseballs during a game
So Many Baseballs, Yet We Never have Enough
Matthew asked: What happens if the umpire completely runs out of new baseballs during a game?
Rick answered: Matthew, thank you for your question.
I doubt that it would ever happen, as the teams stockpile so many ball for the season.
If it were to occur, I am sure they would go back into their supply of game balls that were taken out of play during that game, use those so they were able to complete the game.
As you watch the action in MLB, if a ball touches the ground around home plate, or if a pitcher doesn't like the feel of a ball, it gets taken out of the game.
All of those balls would be more than suitable to finish out the game.
As you can see in the image above, baseballs' have come a long way over the years.
Yours in baseball,