How to Remove Grass & Dirt Stains From Baseball Pants (works for Football Pants Too!)

by braniac

If you have tried to remove grass and dirt stains from baseball or football pants lately, you are probably pretty frustrated. The polyester pants are simply unforgiving when it comes to stain removal. If you're anything like me, you've turned those pristine white pants yellow because you used the wrong stain remover, or you simply couldn't get the stains out (how embarrassing!). Thankfully, I've found the solution.

Items you will need

  • bucket
  • lestoil
  • oxiclean
Step 1

Place a hefty scoop of OxiClean into a clean bucket.

Step 2

Fill the bucket with hot water, making sure the OxiClean dissolves completely.

Step 3

Pour Lestoil directly onto the grass and dirt stains. Rub vigorously to work the lestoil into the fibers of the pants.

Step 4

Soak the pants in the OxiClean bucket overnight.

Step 5

You should see a significant reduction or elimination in the grass and dirt stains in the morning. However, if a stain is still apparent, reapply lestoil and resoak in OxiClean.

Step 6

Wash pants as normal (I use hot water).

Step 7

Voila! Your kid will have the cleanest, whitest baseball / football pants on the field!


  • Don't fill the bucket too high with hot water - use just enough to fully submerge the pants. Lestoil STINKS. Make sure you use detergent when you run the pants through the washer. This should eliminate the smell. If you find that your first washing does not eliminate the lestoil smell, you are using too much lestoil. If you get lestoil on your skin and can't remove the smell with regular hand washing, cut a fresh lemon and rub it directly on your skin and rinse. This should get rid of the smell.


  • OxiClean can burn. If you get it on your skin, rinse immediately with cool water.