WHAT IS A DIMPLE BALL?
The manufacturer's warning labels generally urge the use of machine pitch dimple balls with most machines. These are the seamless yellow balls you see being used at batting cages. They are the same size and weight as leather baseballs. They claim to fly straighter and last longer than leather baseballs, plus they are easier on player's hands and bats.
History of Dimple Balls
Cheaper dimple balls are 100% hard and can dent your bat.
Machine Pitch Dimple Balls Cost comparison to Smushball
Smushball is a more cost effective alternative to the inferior Dimple Ball.
CAN YOU NAME THE BENEFITS OF THESE PRACTICE BALLS:
Smushballs vs Dimple Ball
As the Dimple Ball is widely used in many "pitching machines", you may find this bit of history related to "pitching machines" interesting:
In 1897, mathematics instructor Charles Hinton designed a gunpowder-powered baseball pitching machine for the Princeton University baseball team's batting practice. According to one source it caused several injuries, and may have been in part responsible for the death of 7 baseball players that year. However, the machine was versatile: it was capable of throwing variable speeds with an adjustable breech size and firing curve balls by the use of two rubber coated steel fingers at the muzzle of the pitcher. Hinton successfully introduced the machine to the University of Minnesota where he worked as an assistant professor until 1900.
Other alternatives to baseballs are: Wiffle Ball, Whiffle Ball, Pickle Ball, Rag Ball, Baseball, Indoor baseball, Indoor softball, Safety Ball, Batting Practice Ball(s), Jugs Balls, Plastic baseball, Dimple Ball, Plastic Golf balls, Baseball, Training, Physical education ball, T-Ball, Flip Ball, Total Control Ball, TCB Ball, Perforated Plastic Balls, Pitching Machine Balls, Soft Foam Safety Balls, ASI Heavy Duty Plastic Balls, Dimpled Balls.