City of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Baseball

baseball - www.sooball.com
Designer: The Soo Minor Baseball Association

When Erected: April 2004

Dimensions:
Diameter: 10 Feet (3.0 Metres)

Construction Materials:
Steel

Location:
Sinclair Yards

Reason for Building:

Erected by the Soo Minor Baseball Association for the Soo Minor Baseball Association.

Additional Information:

The ball came from a closed Union Carbide Plant. It had been used in their process of purifying some gases. The connecting pipes were cut off and some body work was undertaken before it was put at its current location. Here is a photo of it being placed:
baseball - www.sooball.com

It is approximately 2000 times larger than a real baseball. Other trivia: There are 108 stitches on a regular baseball. The stitches on this baseball are approximately 16" long. A regular baseball has a surface area of approximately 24 square inches. The surface area of this ball is approximately 314 square feet.

Information Source: Dan Gaines at www.sooball.com

Picture Source: Dan Gaines at www.sooball.com

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Created By DMY on August 30, 2004
Last Updated: August 30, 2004