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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 Does College Baseball Use Aluminum Bats? (Answered!)

Why Does College Baseball Use Aluminum Bats? (Answered!)

NCAA leagues are the primary training ground for future pros and the basic rules of the games are the same. However, college baseball and MLB are still different in many ways. Without getting deep into more subtle differences, one of the most notable distinctions is that two competitions use different bats. ...

How to Wash a Baseball Jersey – Step By Step Guide

How to Wash a Baseball Jersey – Step By Step Guide

After a game or a practice, baseball players often end up looking like they've been to hell and back. With all the sliding, rolling in the dirt, and running, baseball gear takes some serious punishment. And the jerseys are usually the first to get messy and get dirt, mud, sweat, and sometimes even blood all ...

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 ...

9 Best Baseball L Screens In 2022

9 Best Baseball L Screens In 2022

With more attention on player safety these days, the market for baseball protective equipment has developed a lot. Numerous manufacturers from all over the world offer a variety of products with different degrees of quality. So, it's very important to do some research and inform yourself before making a ...

Is Baseball a Real Sport? (Solved!)

Is Baseball a Real Sport? (Solved!)

In almost two centuries since it was first played on the continent, baseball has become an integral part of American history, culture, and way of life. Dubbed the "national pastime" baseball has been a part of growing up for almost everyone born in the US. Its influence and impact have spread beyond the game ...

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 ...

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 ...

6 Best Composite Wood Bats In 2022

6 Best Composite Wood Bats In 2022

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 ...

How To Tell If A Bat Is Rolled Or Shaved? (Answered!)

How To Tell If A Bat Is Rolled Or Shaved? (Answered!)

No matter the league, baseball is always an incredibly competitive sport. Players of all ages put in a tremendous amount of effort and dedication to be able to get on the field and compete at a high level. Even with all that hard work, winners and losers are often determined by the slightest of margins. ...

11 Best Baseball Gloves For 9 To 10 Year Old In 2022

11 Best Baseball Gloves For 9 To 10 Year Old In 2022

Baseball gloves play an essential role in learning how to perform well while playing the game. Good baseball gloves help players feel good about themselves, but that's not all they do. They also improve their overall performance and make them feel comfortable and safe so that they can give their best while ...

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 ...

What Does RA, RD, And RS Mean In Baseball? (Solved!)

What Does RA, RD, And RS Mean In Baseball? (Solved!)

Die-hard baseball fans and numbers enthusiasts certainly enjoy having numerous ways to evaluate players. Stats and numbers definitely add another dimension to watching baseball. However, it can be a bit overwhelming for a casual fan. Especially since plenty of abbreviations representing different statistical ...

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