The title says it all. What is the average number of baseballs used in a 9 inning game?

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This question doesn't have an exact answer but there are many articles which suggest, for a particular (9 innings) game , on avergage 8 to 10 dozen baseballs are used.

From old.post-gazette.com article (link might be dead, information is taken from a thread citing this source.)

According to the Pirates' equipment manager, an actual game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers, used 104 baseballs.

Which is just above 8 dozen balls.

From a foxsports.com article according to Twins assistant equipment manager Tim Burke,

On any given night, teams will go through 100 baseballs or more, which equates to just a few pitches per ball.

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