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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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Pocket Radar Ball Coach vs Smart Coach – A Comparison

Pocket Radar Ball Coach vs Smart Coach – A Comparison

Improving pitching skills is hardly possible without a continuous and precise insight into throwing performance. Of course, experienced coaches and scouts can get a pretty good feel for how hard someone is throwing just by watching a pitcher during warmups or games. Still, eyes, as we all know, can be very ...

Best Grass for Baseball Fields – Top 3 Review

Best Grass for Baseball Fields – Top 3 Review

When you 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 field ...

Do Heavier Bats Hit Farther? (Baseball & Softball)

Do Heavier Bats Hit Farther? (Baseball & Softball)

There's no better feeling in baseball than hitting the ball dead center and sending it far beyond the reach of the fielders for a home run. It's very likely that at any moment, there's a kid somewhere playing in the backyard, dreaming of nailing a big-game dinger, and imagining crowd cheers as the ball goes over ...

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 ...

Why Do Girls Play Softball? Find Out The Truth!

Why Do Girls Play Softball? Find Out The Truth!

In the world of sports, softball and baseball are considered the closest relatives. In fact, softball has developed from baseball and the two sports share a lot of similarities to this day. However, many view baseball as a sport for boys, and softball as a sport for girls. Of course, girls can play and be ...

How Fast Does A Baseball Come Off The Bat?

How Fast Does A Baseball Come Off The Bat?

Being a baseball hitter is one of the toughest jobs in sports. Just making contact with the ball coming at you like a bullet takes a lot of skill, let alone hitting it hard and properly. Doing this in the Majors is even more difficult, as batters often face balls coming at 100 mph. The best pro hitters ...

Can Boys And Men’s Play Softball? (Answered In Detail!)

Can Boys And Men’s Play Softball? (Answered In Detail!)

Even though it was invented by men, softball today is mostly dominated by women. After originating as "indoor baseball", softball has been considered by many to be a female version of the sport. Still, over the years, softball has grown to be a fully distinctive sport, with several notable differences when ...

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 ...

9 Best Softball Roller Bags in 2022

9 Best Softball Roller Bags in 2022

While softball bags aren't as central to players' performances as bats and balls, they still are a must-have for players, no matter the position they are playing in. What's that? You never looked at a softball bag as an essential item for softball players? Well, you aren't alone! Regardless of the ...

Why Do Softball Pitchers Slap Their Leg? (Solved!)

Why Do Softball Pitchers Slap Their Leg? (Solved!)

Softball, as well as baseball, holds a rather special place in the world of sport. The way of scoring, the shape of the field, no clock, and many other unique rules all make softball vastly different from any other major sport. Plus, there are plenty of other small, peculiar details going on during the game ...

Are Knee Savers Bad For Catchers?

Are Knee Savers Bad For Catchers?

It's well-known that catcher is one of the most important and demanding positions in baseball. However, not a lot of people know that catcher is also among the positions that take the greatest toll on the player's body. The range of physical activity a catcher engages in and characteristic stance while ...

What Are Box Seats At A Baseball Game? (Solved!)

What Are Box Seats At A Baseball Game? (Solved!)

Baseball is commonly called the favorite American pastime and there's a good reason for it. The sport can provide emotion and fun rarely found anywhere else. Of course, being at a baseball game in person only makes it more enjoyable and turns the excitement up to eleven. Hardly anything in sports can ...

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