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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.

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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. ...

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 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 ...

Does Everyone Bat in Baseball? (Answered In Detail!)

Does Everyone Bat in Baseball? (Answered In Detail!)

Sometimes, the baseball rules seem very simple and clear. However, certain situations on the field can bring some confusion and make the apparently simple rule seem not so straightforward anymore. One of those rules refers to who gets to bat during a baseball game. As most people know, teams have to follow ...

Baseball Vs. Lacrosse – A Complete Comparison

Baseball Vs. Lacrosse – A Complete Comparison

While many people are only familiar with baseball, the debate on baseball vs. lacrosse has been going on for many years now. And since lacrosse is becoming increasingly popular, their fan base has increased, and the sports rivalry is even more serious than before. If you are not familiar with the fundamental ...

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 ...

What Months Are Baseball Season? (Answered In Detail)

What Months Are Baseball Season? (Answered In Detail)

A very long season is one of the main things that sets baseball apart from other major sports. Each MLB team gets to play 162 games every season, not counting spring training and playoffs. While this may seem like too much, avid baseball fans are certainly happy that they get to enjoy their favorite game for ...

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 ...

On Deck vs In The Hole – What Does It Mean?

On Deck vs In The Hole – What Does It Mean?

Avid baseball fans know how rich and extensive baseball terminology is. For outsiders, it may often seem that baseball and its fans have their own language where everyday phrases can mean something completely different. While some baseball terms often make a move into the standard language used outside the ...

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