Initially formed as an “outlaw” minor league for the start of the 1912 season, the Federal League would soon come to represent the last significant attempt at establishing a major professional base ball League. The Federal League began the first of its two seasons as a Major League in 1914. Mounting legal costs forced the league to disband after a 1915 court decision failed to declare that the established Major League was a monopoly. a decision which effectively killed the upstart Federal League.
The base ball shown on this page is a thoroughly researched re-creation of an original 1914-1915 era Federal League base ball, executed in exacting detail. Double stitched, using the finest thread in the proper weight, this base ball contains exactly 116 individual stitches per panel. Each ball is hand-cut, hand-stitched, and labeled by hand using the same techniques that would have been applied to the original.
From HBBC: "Being the history fans that we are, this ball is a tip of the cap to many different eras, from the 19th-century-era leather choice, to the modern core, and a few styling nods in between. Treat it as you would any fine leather good, with wax, polish.... or spit. These beauties will burnish to a unique patina with age and use. Go have a catch.
Hand cut and hand sewn in the USA using premium US sourced leathers and materials. We dye our veg tanned leathers in-house. The cores are cushioned cork centers (Major League Spec), so go ahead and knock 'em around."
Hand-stitched by Huntington Base Ball Co.
Dimensions: 9 inches in circumference.
Tobacco Veg Tanned Leather