Individual Rubbing Mud


Baseball Wallet
Top: Wallet broken in with rubbing mud
Bottom: New Wallet without mud

For seventy five years, professional umpires have used Lena Blackburne rubbing mud to break in the game balls before every major league and minor league baseball game. This New Jersey mud takes the shine off new balls and creates enough friction to give pitchers a firm grip on everything from sliders to knuckleballs. This small bag of rubbing mud is enough to break in your new baseball wallet the exact same way.

For more history and to see a video of how major league umpires prepare game balls, go to Lena Blackburne’s baseball rubbing mud web site. You can also buy an 8 oz. container with enough mud to break in your team's baseballs for an entire season.