Like any other consumer companies, baseball manufacturers will load their advertisements with unnecessary flashy information. In reality, you should be paying attention to just three parts of a bucket of baseballs: a ball’s covering, a ball’s inner winding, and a ball’s core .
Cheap baseballs will use cores that are made entirely out of rubber, or will create a single composite layer of both rubber and cork. Before purchasing a bucket of baseballs, make sure that the ball has two layers in it’s core. One should be cork, and the other should be rubber.
For practice purposes, you have a bit more flexibility in which bucket of baseballs you can use. But don’t forget to keep in mind the three prerequisites that all quality practice balls have, as listed above.
Having durable and well-built balls for use in practice is essentially to replicating a real-game experience. But it’s not always easy to tell just from looking at a bucket of baseballs whether the ball will perform at a high-level. So, I decided to create this website and share my secrets to purchasing quality baseballs.