[VIDEO] How One Farm Makes Most of MLB’s Dirt

September 8, 2023

When Major League Baseball groundskeepers prepare an infield before a game, not just any dirt will do. 26 out of 30 teams in the league depend on professional grade stuff made by Duraedge Products in Pennsylvania, which mines and processes Pittsburgh red bed claystone to create “infield mix.” This video follows the entire process from mining to mixing, showing how every year Duraedge transforms 30,000 tons of clay into a vital product for baseball teams around the country.


  1. Why does Duraedge sometimes use satellite facilities far away from its main Pennsylvania plant to finish the mixing process?
  2. Why do you think the majority of Major League Baseball teams buy infield mix from Duraedge? What qualities make them such a dependable company?