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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 the main focus is now on articles related to baseball and softball. 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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7 Different Types of Baseballs By Age And For Training!

7 Different Types of Baseballs By Age And For Training!

To an average baseball viewer, any ball that the game is played with may seem the same. Truth be told, most of them do feel and look exactly alike. However, those who played baseball, especially at different levels, are familiar with different types of baseballs. Depending on the age group and the level ...

Baseball Positions In Order Of Importance (Ranking + Reasons)

Baseball Positions In Order Of Importance (Ranking + Reasons)

If you're new to baseball, understanding all positions on the field and their roles can be a bit overwhelming. Even the more experienced baseball fans, and experts as well, often struggle to decide which position is the most important. The question of which player contributes the most to winning ball games ...

How Many Baseballs Are Used In A MLB Game & Season? (Solved!)

How Many Baseballs Are Used In A MLB Game & Season? (Solved!)

Are you an MLB fan? How long have you been following the baseball league? Whether you're new in this fandom or have old connections to it, there are some things all MLB fans are curious about. One of those questions is, "How many baseballs are used in a MLB season?" An interesting question indeed! ...

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6 Best Composite Wood Bats In 2023

6 Best Composite Wood Bats In 2023

The proper choice of the bat can significantly impact the player's performance, as well as help the proper development at a younger age. For years, wooden bats were the dominant kind of bat in baseball and even today they're still the most used, alongside aluminum and carbon composite bats. However, another ...

8 Reasons Why Do Baseball Players Chew Gum

8 Reasons Why Do Baseball Players Chew Gum

Nowadays, it is not an uncommon thing to see baseball players chewing gum and even spitting it out during a game. This can be spotted both in film and in real life. But have you actually ever wondered why do baseball players chew gum? In the past, many players would have chewed smokeless tobacco during a ...

3 Ways On How To Break In Baseball Cleats

3 Ways On How To Break In Baseball Cleats

To be able to give his best and produce an optimal performance on the baseball field, a player has to, first and foremost, feel comfortable. This, among other things, means that the equipment should be in order and properly fitting. Considering the importance of precise footwork in baseball, this is ...

How Many Beers Are Sold At A Baseball Game?

How Many Beers Are Sold At A Baseball Game?

Baseball and beer, two of the favorite American pastimes, have been inseparable for more than a hundred years. Hardly anything pairs up with baseball as well as beer, particularly on a warm summer day. They're a matchup made in heaven, especially in more recent times. In the late 19th century, teams could get ...

Baseball vs Hockey – A Comparison

Baseball vs Hockey – A Comparison

For more than a century, baseball and hockey have been among the most popular sports in the United States. Both sports have millions of fans across the entire continent, and around the globe as well. And, for more than a hundred years that two sports have simultaneously existed, the fans of each of them have ...

Baseball Cleats Vs. Soccer Cleats – Are They The Same?

Baseball Cleats Vs. Soccer Cleats – Are They The Same?

The debate over a baseball cleat vs. soccer cleat is not a new one, but it's undoubtedly widespread! And I know a lot of you readers will relate to this question, so I thought I would compile a complete guide about the topic. What are the primary and fundamental differences between these two? Can you wear ...

7 Best Softball Sliding Shorts In 2023

7 Best Softball Sliding Shorts In 2023

No matter which position you play in softball, you'll spend plenty of time diving to make a catch or sliding to avoid a tag on the basepath. It's one of the most exciting parts of the game, but also one that can be rather uncomfortable or even dangerous. Everyone who's ever played softball knows how easy it ...

8 Best Baseball Cleats For Wide Feet In 2023

8 Best Baseball Cleats For Wide Feet In 2023

Getting good baseball shoes is essential, and choosing the best pair is tricky in general. However, players who have wider feet usually feel that their options are even narrower. Since selecting one or two out of thousands of options can be a daunting task, I have listed 8 of my favorite baseball cleats for wide ...

Why Do Baseball Players Wear Arm Sleeves? (4 Main Reasons)

Why Do Baseball Players Wear Arm Sleeves? (4 Main Reasons)

If you've been watching baseball in recent years, you've certainly noticed that more and more players are wearing arm sleeves. A lot of fans think that the reason why do baseball players wear arm sleeves is simply to make a fashion statement and look cool. While that without a doubt plays a part, compressions ...

Why Do Girls Play Softball? Find Out The Truth!

Why Do Girls Play Softball? Find Out The Truth!

In the world of sports, softball and baseball are considered the closest relatives. In fact, softball has developed from baseball and the two sports share a lot of similarities to this day. However, many view baseball as a sport for boys, and softball as a sport for girls. Of course, girls can play and be ...

Popular Softball Chants For Players, Batters & Pitchers

Popular Softball Chants For Players, Batters & Pitchers

As we all know, softball games are often decided by the tiniest of margins. A single mistake or an inspired play can mean all the difference between winning and losing, especially when two teams are evenly matched. When there's not much difference in terms of quality, it's often the more motivated team that ...

6 Best Softball Pitching Machines In 2023

6 Best Softball Pitching Machines In 2023

Softball has been making significant progress since 1887, when it first became popular. Today, companies are coming up with incredible inventions to make the game easier and more enjoyable for players. One such fabulous invention is the softball pitching machine. However, the market for pitching machines ...

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