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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 is now mostly focused on articles on everything baseball related.

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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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Are Baseball Bats Allowed on Airplanes?

Are Baseball Bats Allowed on Airplanes?

A lot of people prefer an active vacation to just kicking back and relaxing by the pool. Plenty of baseball enthusiasts like to carry their equipment to their travels and get some swings in while there. If you're flying on a trip involving baseball activities and plan to bring your trustful bat with you, make ...

Do MLB Players Buy Their Own Bats? (Solved)

Do MLB Players Buy Their Own Bats? (Solved)

If you are a huge major league baseball fan you probably have some questions about your favorite players. In particular, you might be wondering how your favorite baseball players get their bats. This can seem like a simple question, but there is actually a lot going on behind the scenes. Especially when it ...

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Baseball Field? (Answered!)

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Baseball Field? (Answered!)

For well over a century, baseball has been capturing the hearts and minds of millions across North America. Generations grew up watching or taking part in America's favorite pastime. Baseball fields are one of the pillars of local communities and places where people gather to share memorable experiences. ...

Best Grass for Baseball Fields – Top 3 Review

Best Grass for Baseball Fields – Top 3 Review

When you first 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 ...

Pitching Machine vs Live Pitching – The Pros And Cons

Pitching Machine vs Live Pitching – The Pros And Cons

More than in any other sport, achieving mastery in baseball is dependent on hard work. While talent still counts, no player has reached a high level of the game without investing a ton of effort on the practice field. Every Major League batter got where he is with countless hours at the plate. Modern pitching ...

Composite Bat Vs Aluminum (Alloy) Bat

Composite Bat Vs Aluminum (Alloy) Bat

When you are looking to pick a good baseball bat that will perform great in a game, there are so many options out there. There are wooden bats, composite bats, aluminum (alloy) bats, and even hybrid bats. Some bats may have a lot of advantages, but at the same time also a number of disadvantages which in turn ...

How Does a Baseball Radar Gun Work and How To Use It?

How Does a Baseball Radar Gun Work and How To Use It?

Ever since they've first appeared at the ballparks in the 70s, radar guns have been an invaluable part of baseball. They're an essential instrument in the toolkit of every coach and provide helpful insight into athletes' performance. Radar guns simplify the process of monitoring players' progress and help ...

How Do Major League Baseball Teams Travel?

How Do Major League Baseball Teams Travel?

Over the course of the season, MLB players face a more grueling schedule than any of their counterparts in other major sports. After 20 or so Spring Training matchups, they play 162 regular-season games. Of course, 81 of those are on the road. And if their team is good enough, they're looking at up to 20 ...

How Long Does A Composite Bat Last? (Solved!)

How Long Does A Composite Bat Last? (Solved!)

There are so many types of baseball bats to choose from, all made of varying materials. Finding a great bat that will last for a very long time can be a challenge. A lot of bats tend not to be very durable, and will break easily. It is for this reason that it's always important to do your research when buying ...

How to Read a Baseball Scoreboard? (Explained!)

How to Read a Baseball Scoreboard? (Explained!)

The game of baseball hasn't changed much since it was first played. However, the way we follow the match and keep score has significantly evolved over the last century. Baseball scoreboards came a long way from operators updating the score with chalk or hanging numbered sheets of paper. Today, Major League ...

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 ...

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