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Am I the Only One Who Didn't Know This?

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Author: David Kelly

I had no idea!  Really.... major league baseball teams rub special mud on 70-100 baseballs before every game!?  This easy nonfiction picture book tells the story of the man who would never be a great baseball player but found his way into the Baseball Hall of Fame by his idea of rubbing mud on baseballs to make them safer, easier to throw and easier to hit.  I want to call all my baseball loving friends to see if they knew about this technique.