May 6, 2024 - News

News Market: ⚾ Cowhide stats

Illustration of the statue of William Penn, from Philadelphia City Hall, reading the news on his phone.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

⚾ Ever wondered how baseballs are made? Cargill, a Pennsylvania beef-processing plant, takes many dairy cows nearing the end of their lives and uses their hides to produce hardballs used by MLB teams.

  • A single cowhide produces about 108 baseballs, and teams like the Phillies will go through 54,000 baseballs in a single season. (Inquirer 🔒)

🗣️ Quote du jour:

"Every year, I dress up as a different basketball player and dribble the basketball during the race. So, this year, I'm going as [Dennis] Rodman."
— Rusty Burrell, a runner explaining his unique tradition for the Broad Street Run.

🚨 Police say the father of the Kingsessing mass shooting suspect was arrested and charged with dousing relatives with gasoline and then setting them on fire.

  • Grady Carriker is charged with attempted murder, arson and aggravated assault. (6ABC)
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