Durable baseball built to be used – beautiful enough for display. Made of American-tanned leather and waxed linen lacing. Softer and smaller than a standard baseball. Handmade in Glen Rock, NJ. Also available in Cognac. (
The lemon peel baseball is inspired by the original early 19th century-style ball used in games throughout the country. These are very different than the two-piece leather baseballs you find today – and are dubbed "lemon peels" because each one is made of a single piece of leather. These balls are entirely handmade and stitched with waxed linen rather than weaker cotton thread. They're made from handsome Horween Chromexcel leather.
Lemon peel baseballs are both tactile and functional. They are softer than modern balls but much more durable. Paul Cunningham, who designs and makes each ball, searched years before finding the right leather, a tough American-tanned skin originally developed for heavy duty boots.
He handcrafts each ball one at a time, so the quality is consistent. Like his Leather Head football, the lemon peel baseball is an artisanal product, and Cunningham considers the construction accordingly. He maintains high standards and checks for quality at every step.
When not in use, the ball can be displayed on a desk or tabletop with the wood ring that comes included.
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