Mesoamerican Ballgame

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  • Today we will be talking about, the Mesoamerican Ballgame, played by the Aztecs long ago.
  • Did you know that over 1600 rubber balls were sent twice a year to Mexico and we only recovered 50 of them!
  • Most of the ancient rubber balls didn't make it because they easily decay from, light or if it gets left in the soil for too long.
  • The europeans also played a ball game, but their balls were made of leather and they didn't bounce as much as the rubber balls did.
  • The secret recipe for making these rubber balls was a mixture of sap from a rubber tree and other native plants.
  • When spanish exploers came to Mexico and saw the rubber balls in action they were amazed at what they saw.
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