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Baseball Inspector and Repairer

Inspect and grade baseballs or softballs and repair defects.

What does a Baseball Inspector and Repairer do?

Inspects and grades baseballs or softballs and repairs defects, using handtools: Examines ball for defects, such as crooked, uneven or raised stitches, lumps, and irregular shapes. Straightens crooked stitches by pulling or prying them into place with awl. Places balls with raised stitches into bench press and clamps top of press to flatten stitches. Pushes curved awl through seams to press and smooth lumps under cover of ball. Weighs softballs on scale. Grades baseballs according to model and quality, and grades softballs according to model, quality, and weight. Rejects nonrepairable and misshaped balls.