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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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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 ...

What Does SS Mean In Baseball? (Answered In Detail!)

What Does SS Mean In Baseball? (Answered In Detail!)

In the baseball lineup, players' positions are marked with a number corresponding to that position and an acronym that designates the player's role. Most of them are related to where players play on the field. For example, LF is the left fielder, 3B is the third baseman, and so on. The only designation that ...

Is Softball A Girls Sport? (Answered In Detail!)

Is Softball A Girls Sport? (Answered In Detail!)

While being two distinctive and separate sports, baseball and softball also share many similarities. Each of them is very challenging and often physically demanding, albeit in different ways. Still, the two sports are often thought of as being gender-specific. The conventional wisdom, engrained in our ...

3 Ways On How To Break In Baseball Cleats

3 Ways On How To Break In Baseball Cleats

To be able to give his best and produce an optimal performance on the baseball field, a player has to, first and foremost, feel comfortable. This, among other things, means that the equipment should be in order and properly fitting. Considering the importance of precise footwork in baseball, this is ...

7 Best Baseball Elbow Guards In 2022

7 Best Baseball Elbow Guards In 2022

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 ...

Do Softball Players Wear Cups? (Solved!)

Do Softball Players Wear Cups? (Solved!)

Anyone who's ever played softball knows how much fun it can be. There's hardly anything better you can do on a sunny summer day than play a game of softball. Still, it's important to remember that besides having fun, you should always keep yourself safe. Skilled pitchers, especially at the higher levels, can ...

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 ...

10 Best Baseball Bats For Self Defense In 2022

10 Best Baseball Bats For Self Defense In 2022

We all know that the bat is a basic part of baseball equipment and most of us grew up swinging the bat and dreaming about making it big. However, the baseball bat has another very popular purpose, and that is as a very efficient self-defense weapon. All the qualities that make the bat great for baseball, also ...

7 Best Wiffle Ball Sets In 2022

7 Best Wiffle Ball Sets In 2022

Wiffle balls and bats have gone a long way from perforated golf balls and plain sticks that were used in the early days of the game. Thanks to the development of technology, modern wiffle ball sets are meticulously designed to provide the best possible performance and are made of high-quality plastic and ...

How Many Beers Are Sold At A Baseball Game?

How Many Beers Are Sold At A Baseball Game?

Baseball and beer, two of the favorite American pastimes, have been inseparable for more than a hundred years. Hardly anything pairs up with baseball as well as beer, particularly on a warm summer day. They're a matchup made in heaven, especially in more recent times. In the late 19th century, teams could get ...

Can A Pitcher Fake A Throw To Third Base? (Solved!)

Can A Pitcher Fake A Throw To Third Base? (Solved!)

The duel between the pitcher and the batter is the basis of baseball. It sets off every play and dictates the rhythm of the game. The pitcher's performance against batters is the key to the final outcome of the ballgame. So, the pitchers have to use all the different pitches and moves in their arsenal to ...

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 ...

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