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Little Ballparks was a directory for baseball parks of the minor leagues hosted by Paul Crumrish.

The site has changed and my main focus is now on articles related to baseball. I hope that you will find all the information you are looking for here.

And, more importantly, that you enjoy exploring my website and perusing my extensive collection of baseball articles, how-to guides and more!

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Is Baseball a Real Sport? (Solved!)

Is Baseball a Real Sport? (Solved!)

In almost two centuries since it was first played on the continent, baseball has become an integral part of American history, culture, and way of life. Dubbed the "national pastime" baseball has been a part of growing up for almost everyone born in the US. Its influence and impact have spread beyond the game ...

How to Clean Catchers Gear (4 Ways!)

How to Clean Catchers Gear (4 Ways!)

Compared to other players on the baseball field, the catcher position requires considerably more equipment. Besides the standard uniform, the catcher's gear also features helmets with face masks, chest protectors, shin guards, and mitts. Cleaning and caring for this gear is an essential part of preparations ...

3 Reasons Why Do Baseball Players Wear Hats

3 Reasons Why Do Baseball Players Wear Hats

Baseball hats have been around for almost as long as the game itself. In the begging, baseball hats were a mere reflection of the surrounding society. If you look at any picture from the second half of the 19th century, you'll notice that all men are wearing some sort of hat, and baseball was no different. ...

11 Best BBCOR Bats For Contact Hitters In 2021

11 Best BBCOR Bats For Contact Hitters In 2021

BBCOR bats have undergone some massive technological advancements in the past few years! They are now much more durable and appropriate for the hitting style of contact hitters. Currently, the market is saturated with BBCOR bat manufacturers. While all of their products do the job, some offer the best ...

Why do Baseball Players Eat Sunflower Seeds? (3 Reasons)

Why do Baseball Players Eat Sunflower Seeds? (3 Reasons)

When watching baseball, you've probably noticed an unusual habit almost every player shares. Every time you see a close-up of a certain player, he's likely to be chewing or spitting. Baseball players are known for having something in their mouth at almost any given moment before, during, and after the game. ...

Splitter vs Forkball – What’s The Difference? (Solved!)

Splitter vs Forkball – What’s The Difference? (Solved!)

For every developing pitcher, the primary focus is on improving throwing technique and expanding their arsenal of various pitches. As a player matures and becomes more skilled, his throws become more dangerous, and more advanced pitches replace the basic ones. The key to success on the mound is to be able to ...

7 Best Baseball Elbow Guards In 2021

7 Best Baseball Elbow Guards In 2021

Wearing the proper protection accessories while playing baseball is a must! We all know how harsh the game can get and how severe the injuries can be. And so, when it comes to the best baseball elbow guard on the market, I have my share of experiences and research. Indeed, there are hundreds of options in ...

Sinker vs Splitter – A Detailed Comparison

Sinker vs Splitter – A Detailed Comparison

A pitcher's ability to reach into his bag of tricks and surprise the batter is often the difference between winning and losing. Most pitchers have three basic pitches in their arsenal - fastball, curveball, and changeup. The "Big Three" are the first pitches players learn. However, it's what comes after ...

Are Batting Cage Balls Bad for Bats? (Solved!)

Are Batting Cage Balls Bad for Bats? (Solved!)

The pitching machine is a very useful practice tool, frequently used at all levels of baseball. It allows hitters to work on their skill even when there's no one available to pitch against them. However, it can't fully simulate the real in-game throws. One of the main arguments for this is that a large ...

Why Do Catchers Paint Their Nails? (Solved!)

Why Do Catchers Paint Their Nails? (Solved!)

I was having a friendly conversation with a friend of mine, and we both realized that we were baseball fans. While we were still enjoying the pleasant coincidence, my friend blatantly posed an important but rather unique question, "Hey, why do catchers paint their nails?" And even though I consider myself a ...

Best Grass for Baseball Fields – Top 3 Review

Best Grass for Baseball Fields – Top 3 Review

When you walk into a ballpark, the first thing that catches your eye is lush, green grass spreading across the field, interrupted only by the baseball diamond dirt. The perfect turf is crucial for the game itself as well as our enjoyment as spectators. However, the wonderful sight of the grass-covered field ...

Big Barrel Bats vs Small Barrel Bats – A Comparison

Big Barrel Bats vs Small Barrel Bats – A Comparison

No matter the level of baseball, choosing the right bat is essential for any success in the game. Finding the bat that suits the skill level and the style of play is helpful for players of all ages. Both experienced MLB pros and the kids just starting in the game need a proper bat to reach optimal ...

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