Baseball Inspector and Repairer

Inspect and grade baseballs or softballs and repair defects.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Baseball Inspector and Repairers 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.


Should I be a Baseball Inspector and Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to Become a
    Baseball Inspector and Repairer

    Most Baseball Inspector and Repairers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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