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Here’s a look inside the Shelton Conn., factory responsible for every single Wiffle Ball that has sailed across backyards since the factory opened in 1959.
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All photographs by Mustafah Abdulaziz for The Wall Street Journal.

Wiffle Ball, Inc.’s one and only factory is located in Shelton, Conn. Here, plastic Wiffle Balls before they are heated and molded.

The top floor of the two-story cinderblock building is devoted to packing and storage. The ground floor has an old office with five desks. And in the next room lies the heart of the 15-employee operation, where two injection-molding machines hum along to produce thousands of Wiffle Balls every day.

A machine sorts and separates the halves that are then merged into one ball.

The factory opened in 1959. David J. Mullany, left, and his brother Steven Mullany, right, runs the company that their grandfather started in 1953.

The ball has always been white plastic and it has always had eight holes.

Playboy magazine once dubbed Wiffle Ball one of the “classic” American brands alongside the likes of Zippo lighters and Monopoly.

Their product is so iconic that a few years ago, the Mullanys trademarked the bright yellow color of their bats, much the same way Tiffany & Co. protects the particular shade of blue on its jewelry boxes.

Here, boxes of bats and Wiffle Balls are stored for shipment.

All photographs by Mustafah Abdulaziz for The Wall Street Journal.

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