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Muscotah, Kansas: World's Largest Baseball

20-foot-wide baseball created in 2013 from an old steel water tower tank with rebar for stitches. In memory of local hall-of-famer Joe Tinker, who helped win the 1908 World Series for the Chicago Cubs. Town hopes to add a museum inside.

Kansas Ave., Muscotah, KS
US Hwy 159/E. 1st St. into town. Turn north onto Kansas Ave. You'll see the baseball ahead, on the left.
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Inside the baseball.

World's Largest Baseball

The World's Largest Baseball needs a fresh coat of paint, and there's still no museum inside. But we were happy for an excuse to stretch our legs!

[edmag, 07/23/2021]

Although proposed back in 2013, a museum inside the windowless metal baseball might not be a workable idea, especially in summer.

Giant baseball.

Giant Baseball, Shadow Players

Joe Tinker, who played on the 1908 Cubs, was born here.

[Brad Hutton, 08/27/2017]

The giant baseball is a former water tower tank, transformed in 2013. The town hopes to build a small Joe Tinker museum inside the baseball, but evidently it hasn't happened yet.

Big baseball.

World's Largest Baseball

No museum inside, just a very large hollow baseball.

[Claire, 09/02/2015]

A retired steel water tower bulb was transformed into a 20-foot-wide baseball in 2013. We're still waiting for that proposed interior museum....

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