how to remove stains baseball field dirt

boysmomJuly 15, 2009

does anyone have a good way to get that red dirt from the baseball field out of baseball pants- especially the white pants?

we live in so. florida & my son plays nearly all year.

he gets that red dirt all over his pants; knees, butt, legs, everywhere.

i've tried greased lightning, shout, spray'n'wash, resolve carpet cleaner, nearly everything. bleach will yellow them.

i don't have time to scrub them by hand; i wouldn't have fingers left!

any ideas appreciated!



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Son and daughter were in Little League for 9 years each and one went on to culinary school. This might seem drastic but it worked. Take a bucket, pour in a couple gallons of hot water (amount depends on how many pieces of clothing) add any where from 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of DRY POWDERED dishwasher soap used in dishwashers. Stir till soap is dissolved add clothing and stir till saturated. Leave all night. Next day squeeze out liquid and wash as normal in washer. Worked for us every time on both kinds of uniforms.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2009 at 10:15PM
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this sounds good! i will have to get some powdered detergent tomorrow & try this.
thanks, deb!

    Bookmark   July 15, 2009 at 10:38PM
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For an esoteric read on why Debpa's advice will work, read this link from the Laundry forum. Dishwasher detergent had the phosphates in it that were taken out of clothing detergent.

Here is a link that might be useful: Phosphates

    Bookmark   July 16, 2009 at 8:26AM
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I used a product called Zout to keep my youngest son's baseball pants very white. When I used it I had to order it from Nancy's Notions catalog. Now you can find it in the laundry isle in the grocery stores. It is made by Dial soap.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2009 at 8:12PM
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Thanks in advance! Those would be great!

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    Bookmark   October 21, 2010 at 6:35PM
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My friends just debuted a new baseball cleaning machine, called the "OYSTER" its affordable and portable.
Got dirty Balls? Make them look like new!
The Oyster (baseball cleaning machine) debuted this year by attending the ABCA (American Baseball Coach's Association) convention in Nashville TN and again at the TBCA (Texas Baseball Coach's Association) in Waco TX.
The Oyster is a revolutionary device that cleans a bucket of baseballs so your team can practice like the pros. Save your team money!

Here is a link that might be useful: The Oyster, baseball cleaning machine

    Bookmark   February 21, 2011 at 3:10PM
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Why not ust buy a bucket of TSP powder(trisodium phosphate) at the hardware or paint store... add some, probably just a teaspoon or couple teaspoons, with the laundry deterent?

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 10:18AM
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Try a product called Mama's Miracle Linen Soak. It's actually made to remove stains from vintage linens, but also works on newer fabrics. You'll need to heat water and dissolve the powder, then soak the pants overnight (or up to 2 days for really bad stains). The stains should have come out, and you can launder as usual.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 11:37PM
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When my son played baseball he always had grass stains on his knees and I used cascade dishwasher cleaner on his paints. I damped the spot and sprinkled the cascade on the stain and let it sit for a while. It did work well. I do remember that I had to scrub with my hands if it was a stubborn stain but it did work.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 8:37AM
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