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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 my main focus is now on articles related to baseball. 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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Are MLB Contracts Guaranteed? (Everything Explained)

Are MLB Contracts Guaranteed? (Everything Explained)

Whether you are an MLB fan or want to join the organization, certain questions induce curiosity in one's mind. One of these questions is, "Are MLB contracts guaranteed?" The importance of a guaranteed contract is underrated. However, people have different opinions on the subject. Several sports ...

3 Reasons Why Do Baseball Players Wear Hats

3 Reasons Why Do Baseball Players Wear Hats

Baseball hats have been around for almost as long as the game itself. In the begging, baseball hats were a mere reflection of the surrounding society. If you look at any picture from the second half of the 19th century, you'll notice that all men are wearing some sort of hat, and baseball was no different. ...

Why Is There No Salary Cap in Baseball? (Answered!)

Why Is There No Salary Cap in Baseball? (Answered!)

The salary cap is the predetermined limit on the amount of money teams can spend on players' salaries in one year. Fans of the major sports in the US are very familiar with the term. Almost every major league in the country implements these payroll restrictions. I say almost because MLB still doesn't have a ...

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 ...

Why Do Catchers Paint Their Nails? (Solved!)

Why Do Catchers Paint Their Nails? (Solved!)

I was having a friendly conversation with a friend of mine, and we both realized that we were baseball fans. While we were still enjoying the pleasant coincidence, my friend blatantly posed an important but rather unique question, "Hey, why do catchers paint their nails?" And even though I consider myself a ...

Can Girls Play Baseball? (Solved!)

Can Girls Play Baseball? (Solved!)

In the minds of many, baseball is branded as a sport for men, and softball is reserved for women. While this is often described as plainly as an unjust prejudice, the gender representation in these two sports backs this up. From the youngest age, baseball is mostly played by boys and softball by girls. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

7 Best Baseball Elbow Guards In 2021

7 Best Baseball Elbow Guards In 2021

Wearing the proper protection accessories while playing baseball is a must! We all know how harsh the game can get and how severe the injuries can be. And so, when it comes to the best baseball elbow guard on the market, I have my share of experiences and research. Indeed, there are hundreds of options in ...

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