This is a shot of the official major league ball, made by Rawlings, which produces the stitched balls in Costa Rica. Attempts to automate the manufacturing process were never entirely successful, leading to the continued use of hand-made balls.
This photograph is shot by Chuck Solomon Collection. It was mastered from the original negative or digital image and published under a licensing agreement and is printed on high quality archival fine art paper. Each print comes with an authorized Certificate of Authenticity.
Chuck Solomon has been photographing sports, action, and lifestyle for the past thirty-five years. A former staff photographer, as well as a current contributor, at Sports Illustrated; his photographs have appeared on the cover of that magazine more than forty times. Equally proficient at shooting action as well as portraits and picture stories, he is also the photographer and author of a series of children's books including Our Soccer League, Playing Hockey and Major League Batboy.
Chuck Solomon's collection is produced by his consent and is available in multiple sizes.