Baseball History

PINE TAR

Pine Tar has many uses. One is the application to a baseball bat for a better grip. We will explore on this page it’s use in the game of baseball and it’s origin and many other uses. Pine tar is a sticky material made by high temperature carbonization of pine wood a distillation by a …

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The Spitball

This page is a very interesting discussion of the spitball, its evolution and reveals the history of defacing a baseball. 8.02a The pitcher shall not (1) bring his pitching hand in contact with his mouth or lips while in the 18 foot circle surrounding the pitching rubber…(2) apply a foreign substance of any kind to the …

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