How Many Baseballs Fit in a 6-Gallon Bucket?


6-Gallon bucket of baseballs

Baseball teams tend to have a lot of baseballs that need to be hauled from game to game and from practice to practice. Most baseball teams transport their baseballs in some type of bucket. Most commonly, teams will use a bucket that is 4-gallons, 5-gallons, or 6-gallons. I found myself wondering how many baseballs I could fit into a 6-gallon bucket, so I took my 6-gallon bucket and started filing it with baseballs with the purpose of finding the answer to one question – how many baseballs does a 6-gallon bucket hold?

A 6-gallon bucket will fit about 64 baseballs if a lid is used, which is a little more than 5 dozen baseballs. If a lid is not used, a 6-gallon bucket can hold a maximum of 84 baseballs, but a lot of baseballs will fall out if someone attempted to transport that bucket of baseballs.

There are a couple of different ways to measure how many baseballs fit in a 6-gallon bucket, so I counted the number of baseballs by using a few different scenarios. Keep reading to learn all about how many baseballs can fit in a 6-gallon bucket as well as how much a full bucket of baseballs weighs.

Remember, you can use other size buckets for carrying around your baseballs. Learn about how many baseballs fit in a 5-gallon bucket.

About 64 Baseballs Fit in a 6-Gallon Bucket With the Lid Closed

Full 6-gallon bucket of baseballs
6-gallon bucket of baseballs with 64 baseballs

The best way to transport a bucket of baseballs is by making sure the lid is closed. When you’re driving around, it’s easy for a slight bump to knock over your bucket of baseballs. If you don’t have a lid, you’ll have to pick up every single baseball from your backseat after that bucket spills over.

Therefore, most people want to know how many baseballs they can fit into a 6-gallon bucket and still close the lid.

I tested out how many baseballs I could fit into a 6-gallon bucket and I was able to fit in 64 baseballs and still close the lid.

I tried to squeeze in an extra baseball or two and still close the lid, but the lid would not fully close. So I think it’s possible to get up to 66 baseballs and still close the lid on a 6-gallon bucket, but it’s a tight fit and I’m pretty sure that lid would easily pop off if the bucket fell over.

How Heavy is a Full 6-Gallon Bucket of Baseballs?

Weight of a 6-gallon bucket of baseballs
Weight of a 6-gallon bucket with 64 baseballs inside

If you’re a player who is tasked with carrying one of those full 6-gallon buckets of baseballs to the dugout, you might also be wondering how heavy this bucket of baseball weighs. I found myself wondering how heavy a full 6-gallon bucket of baseballs is so I used my kitchen scale to weigh my bucket that was filled with 64 baseballs.

A full, 6-gallon bucket of baseballs weighs about 23 pounds, 15 ounces. Of course, the weight will vary depending on the weight of your 6-gallon bucket, how many baseballs are in your bucket, and what type of baseballs are in your bucket.

Players who are tasked with carrying a bucket of baseballs are also getting in a little bit of a workout. For more information on the weight of baseballs, read my other article on how much does a baseball weigh.

A Max of 84 Baseballs Fit in a 6-Gallon Bucket

I was also curious what the maximum number of baseballs was that I could fit into a 6-gallon bucket. Of course, there is not a real-world scenario where any coach would fill up their bucket of baseballs to the maximum level, but I still wanted to see exactly how many baseballs I could fit in that bucket. 

I actually didn’t have enough baseballs to fill up my 6-gallon bucket to the max, so a friend of mine was nice enough to lend me some of his baseballs so I could fill up my bucket as much as possible.

Maximum Number of Baseballs in a 6-Gallon Bucket
84 baseballs in a 6-gallon bucket

We found that we could fit a grand total of 84 baseballs into a 6-gallon bucket. However, baseballs would very easily fall out if anyone tried to carry around a 6-gallon bucket filled with 84 baseballs.

About 48 Baseballs Are in a 6-Gallon Bucket that is 3/4 Filled

Most baseball teams have a bucket of baseballs that is either almost full or filled about 3/4 of the way. This is because they can lose baseballs during practice and gain baseballs that were used during games.

So I filled up my 6-gallon bucket three-quarters of the way to see how many baseballs that would equal.

A 6-gallon bucket of baseballs that is three-quarters full will equal about 45-50 baseballs. So roughly 48 baseballs are in a 6-gallon bucket that is 3/4 filled.

About 32 Baseballs Are in a 6-Gallon Bucket that is 1/2 Filled

Some baseball teams will have a bucket that is only about half-full of baseballs. How many baseballs are in a 6-gallon bucket that is half-full?

A half-filled 6-gallon bucket of baseballs will have between 30-34 baseballs. After all, the number of baseballs that can fit into a 6-gallon bucket is 64 so it makes sense that half of that would be 32 baseballs.

About 16 Baseballs Are in a 6-Gallon Bucket that is 1/4 Filled

On occasion, baseball teams run low on their supply of baseballs. In these scenarios, teams might only have about a quarter of a bucket of baseballs left. How many baseballs are in a 6-gallon bucket that is one-fourth full?

A 6-gallon bucket that is 1/4 full of baseballs will contain between 14-18 baseballs. So roughly 16 baseballs total.

Steve Nelson

I'm the owner of Baseball Training World. I live in Denver, Colorado and I enjoy playing baseball on two different adult baseball teams in the surrounding area.

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