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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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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 ...

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 ...

6 Best Baseball Sliding Shorts In 2022

6 Best Baseball Sliding Shorts In 2022

Baseball fans love to see a runner aggressively slide toward a base or a fielder fearlessly diving to catch a ball. However, those exciting and bold moves come with a cost. Sliding on abrasive surfaces, such as basepath dirt, can be rather uncomfortable and even dangerous, often causing injuries. Bruises ...

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. ...

Baseball vs Tennis Ball (Size, Weight, Color, Materials)

Baseball vs Tennis Ball (Size, Weight, Color, Materials)

Not counting softball, you can hardly find a sport that is more similar to baseball than tennis. Although the two sports have very different rules and a different way of counting points, players in baseball and tennis share a lot of comparable motions and techniques. Both sports involve a ball and one player ...

Sinker vs Slider – What’s The Difference? (Solved!)

Sinker vs Slider – What’s The Difference? (Solved!)

Every baseball game revolves around the non-stop battle of wit and skill between pitchers and batters. To be successful, pitchers have to constantly find ways to outsmart their opponents. The best pitchers use a wide variety of different pitches to keep the batters guessing what is going to be thrown at them ...

Why Do Softball Players Wear Face Masks?

Why Do Softball Players Wear Face Masks?

When watching a softball game, you may have noticed that some players are wearing face masks. Besides the catcher, who also wears a mask in baseball, this also includes some other positions, particularly players in the infield and pitcher. To some, this may come as a surprise, as softball is generally ...

Is Softball A Girls Sport? (Answered In Detail!)

Is Softball A Girls Sport? (Answered In Detail!)

While being two distinctive and separate sports, baseball and softball also share many similarities. Each of them is very challenging and often physically demanding, albeit in different ways. Still, the two sports are often thought of as being gender-specific. The conventional wisdom, engrained in our ...

How Much Does A Softball Weigh? (Pounds And Grams)

How Much Does A Softball Weigh? (Pounds And Grams)

Initially, softball was created as a version of baseball modified to be played indoors. This meant that the playing equipment had to be adjusted to suit these new conditions. Due to the closed space and smaller field, a softball was bigger, heavier, and softer compared to a baseball. New balls provided a ...

8 Best Baseball Bat Display Cases For Your Home

8 Best Baseball Bat Display Cases For Your Home

Do you have a favorite baseball bat you cherish the most? Did a celebrity player sign it, or is it your most used baseball bat? Did you spend a lot of bucks on it, or is it just very appealing? Whatever the reason, your favorite baseball bat deserves the best baseball bat display case that protects it and ...

What Does FPS Mean In Baseball? (Answered In Detail!)

What Does FPS Mean In Baseball? (Answered In Detail!)

Even though every player on a baseball team contributes to winning games, no position has as much impact as the pitcher. Good pitching is the key to team success. After all, they're the only ones credited with the Win/Loss statistics. The importance of the pitcher also means that this position draws the most ...

6 Best 8u Softball Bats In 2022

6 Best 8u Softball Bats In 2022

Cheers to you! Your little girl is just under 8, and she is already chasing her dreams with you by her side! The fact that you have decided to search for the best 8u softball bat shows you care about your kid's safety as you are really determined to get her the best bat for her newly found hobby or career! I ...

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