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Baseball’s Secret Sauce

Emma Baccellieri | Sports Illustrated | 7th August 2019

The biggest spectator sport in the world relies on buckets of mud from a man in New Jersey. The sport is Major League Baseball; the man is Jim Bintliff, who sells the mud needed to rub new balls so that pitchers can grip them securely. The MLB rule-book says that only Bintliff…

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