What did they use as a baseball in the early ages
Elis Drake was the son of shoemaker invented the first baseball
A small rubber that was covered in cowhide and some stitching was used as a baseball in the early ages. This baseball was about the size of an adult's hand and its circumference was approximately 8 to 10 inches.
The following link has a picture of a baseball from 1912 (see "March 11 Picture of the Day"): http://jaradite.com/thoughts_march2005.htmlHere is a video about the making of a modern baseball to "standards that date back to 1872": http://www.reliableplant.com/view/25724/how-baseballs-are-manufacturedDepending on how far back to "early ages" you want to go...here is some information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origins_of_baseballHope that helps.