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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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Why Do Baseball Players Wear Chains? (4 Reasons!)

Why Do Baseball Players Wear Chains? (4 Reasons!)

Unlike their counterparts in NFL, NBA, or NHL, baseball players can often be seen wearing chains around their neck. If you've been closely following MLB over the last couple of years, you've probably noticed that this trend is on the rise. Right now, the majority of baseball players wear some kind of neck ...

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 ...

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 Clean Catchers Gear (4 Ways!)

How to Clean Catchers Gear (4 Ways!)

Compared to other players on the baseball field, the catcher position requires considerably more equipment. Besides the standard uniform, the catcher's gear also features helmets with face masks, chest protectors, shin guards, and mitts. Cleaning and caring for this gear is an essential part of preparations ...

BBCOR vs USSSA – What’s Better? (Explained!)

BBCOR vs USSSA – What’s Better? (Explained!)

With all the options now available, choosing a baseball bat can often feel overwhelming. With so many factors to consider, it can be difficult to even know where to start. Bat weight, length, grip, manufacturer, material, and, ultimately, the price should all be taken into consideration. In addition, the ...

How to Read a Baseball Scoreboard? (Explained!)

How to Read a Baseball Scoreboard? (Explained!)

The game of baseball hasn't changed much since it was first played. However, the way we follow the match and keep score has significantly evolved over the last century. Baseball scoreboards came a long way from operators updating the score with chalk or hanging numbered sheets of paper. Today, Major League ...

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 ...

Big Barrel Bats vs Small Barrel Bats – A Comparison

Big Barrel Bats vs Small Barrel Bats – A Comparison

No matter the level of baseball, choosing the right bat is essential for any success in the game. Finding the bat that suits the skill level and the style of play is helpful for players of all ages. Both experienced MLB pros and the kids just starting in the game need a proper bat to reach optimal ...

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 ...

Why do Baseball Players Eat Sunflower Seeds? (3 Reasons)

Why do Baseball Players Eat Sunflower Seeds? (3 Reasons)

When watching baseball, you've probably noticed an unusual habit almost every player shares. Every time you see a close-up of a certain player, he's likely to be chewing or spitting. Baseball players are known for having something in their mouth at almost any given moment before, during, and after the game. ...

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 ...

6 Best Wheeled Baseball Bags In 2021

6 Best Wheeled Baseball Bags In 2021

You want to have the best and most convenient baseball bag when the new baseball season starts off. Carrying around your equipment in a heavy off-the-shoulder bag can be a major hassle. This is why I recommend getting a baseball bag with wheels. Wheeled baseball bags are way easier to bring onto the field ...

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