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How Rawlings makes baseballs for the big leagues




A bucket of baseballs for batting practice is seen before the Texas Rangers play the Houston Astros on Opening Day at Minute Maid Park on March 31, 2013 in Houston, Texas.
A bucket of baseballs for batting practice is seen before the Texas Rangers play the Houston Astros on Opening Day at Minute Maid Park on March 31, 2013 in Houston, Texas.
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It's an amalgam of cork, rubber, wool, leather and cotton and weighs about five ounces. If you are really good at throwing it, catching it, or hitting it, you can make a lot of money.

We're talking about a baseball, and joining us now is Mike Thompson, senior vice president for marketing at Rawlings, the firm that makes baseballs for the majors leagues.