Sunday, April 28, 2013

Miracle Mud: Lena Blackburne and the Secret Mud That Changed Baseball


This book was about Lena Blackburne who "found" a mud that is used on baseballs. New baseballs are "too shiny and slick". Baseball players in the past tried many ways to get rid of the shine - soaking them in water, spitting on them, and shoe polish but all of these had drawbacks. One day Lena was fishing and stepped in some mud. He found that the mud could be used to get the shine off but didn't ruin the balls. Lena's mud is now used all the time and even has a display in the Baseball Hall of Fame. I thought this was a cool book.  I give it a ribbet :)

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