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

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Why And How To Tape A Fungo Bat (Explained!)

Why And How To Tape A Fungo Bat (Explained!)

Conducting a good baseball or softball practice is not easy. Coaches have to repeatedly put players in as many real in-game situations as possible. However, due to their often random nature, real game scenarios are rather difficult to duplicate. This is where special training equipment, such as fungo bats, ...

Do Baseball Players Wear Cleats? (Solved!)

Do Baseball Players Wear Cleats? (Solved!)

Just like in any other sport, wearing the right type of shoe on the baseball field is extremely important. It's crucial for your safety and optimal performance. Wearing just any pair of shoes can lead to injuries and hinder your ability to perform at your best. In baseball, proper shoes have particular ...

Why Do Baseball Players Wear White Pants? (3 Reasons)

Why Do Baseball Players Wear White Pants? (3 Reasons)

Baseball uniforms have gone a long way since the inception of the game. The improvised woolen uniforms and the straw hats from the early days have turned, over time, into state-of-the-art polyester outfits. However, one thing has stayed mostly the same for more than a hundred years. The home team wears ...

Why Do Baseball Games Start at Odd Times? (6 Reasons)

Why Do Baseball Games Start at Odd Times? (6 Reasons)

Unlike other big TV events, baseball games almost never start at the top of the hour. You'll notice that the first pitch is never at, for example, 6:00 PM. It's always at some weird time, like 6:06, 6:09, or something similar. For those who want everything in their life to be in perfect order, this may be ...

How Long is an Inning in Baseball? (Answered in Detail!)

How Long is an Inning in Baseball? (Answered in Detail!)

One of the things that make baseball stand out among other sports is the absence of the clock. Instead of the clock, the length of a baseball game is determined by the number of innings. At the adult level, the games usually last for nine innings. In youth baseball, the game is often limited to five or seven. ...

Can You Pitch Underhand in Baseball? (Solved!)

Can You Pitch Underhand in Baseball? (Solved!)

The importance of the pitcher's role in baseball can not be overstated. No matter how great your hitting lineup is, you can not win a game without good pitching. Of course, becoming a solid pitcher is not easy. To be able to regularly deceive hitters and keep them on their toes, pitchers have at least a ...

9 Similarities and Differences Between Softball and Baseball

9 Similarities and Differences Between Softball and Baseball

Softball is often seen as a baseball's close relative or a younger brother. This comes as no surprise when we know that softball was initially created as an indoor version of baseball. In the late 19th century, baseball players from Chicago inadvertently created softball while looking for a way to stay in ...

Curveball vs Sinker – What’s The Difference?

Curveball vs Sinker – What’s The Difference?

The job of a pro pitcher is one of the hardest and most difficult to master in all of the sports. On a daily basis, they go against the best batters in the world and are tasked with getting them out. And, this is far from easy. To take the batter out, a pitcher needs to have a deep bag of various pitches, ...

Why Do Baseball Players Put Pine Tar on Their Helmets?

Why Do Baseball Players Put Pine Tar on Their Helmets?

While watching baseball, you'll often notice that players' helmets look filthy or even damaged. On the TV screen, plenty of helmets will appear to have a darkened area which from afar look as if it was burned. Of course, it's hard to believe that MLB players' equipment is anything but in top-notch condition. ...

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 ...

Why Is A Softball Yellow And Bigger Than A Baseball? (Solved!)

Why Is A Softball Yellow And Bigger Than A Baseball? (Solved!)

For many, softball and baseball are difficult to tell apart. And, at first glance, they indeed do have a lot of similarities. Both sports are played on a 4-base diamond and players score by making runs. In fact, softball originated in the late 19th century as the indoor version of baseball and a way for ...

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6 Differences Between Baseball And Softball
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