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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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Do MLB Players Buy Their Own Bats? (Solved)

Do MLB Players Buy Their Own Bats? (Solved)

If you are a huge major league baseball fan you probably have some questions about your favorite players. In particular, you might be wondering how your favorite baseball players get their bats. This can seem like a simple question, but there is actually a lot going on behind the scenes. Especially when it ...

Do Baseball Players Wear Cups? (Solved!)

Do Baseball Players Wear Cups? (Solved!)

In order to have fun and enjoy playing baseball, every player should first make sure that he feels safe and protected on the field. When watching baseball, we often tend to forget how risky it can get sometimes. Pro pitchers nowadays often throw pitches that fly over 100 miles per hour and off the bat the ...

Is Drawing A Line In Baseball Illegal? (Explained In Detail!)

Is Drawing A Line In Baseball Illegal? (Explained In Detail!)

In its essence, baseball is a fairly simple game. The pitcher pitches the ball, the batter hits or misses it, and fielders try to prevent baserunners from advancing to the next base. Still, there's so much more to the game of baseball than these simple actions. The baseball rule book is probably the biggest ...

Do Baseball Players Wear Cleats? (Solved!)

Do Baseball Players Wear Cleats? (Solved!)

Just like in any other sport, wearing the right type of shoe on the baseball field is extremely important. It's crucial for your safety and optimal performance. Wearing just any pair of shoes can lead to injuries and hinder your ability to perform at your best. In baseball, proper shoes have particular ...

How Much Does A Baseball Cap Weigh? (Solved!)

How Much Does A Baseball Cap Weigh? (Solved!)

There are not many things that Americans love more than baseball. The influence of the game has long transcended the sport itself. Baseball is ingrained in culture and tradition all over the continent. The impact is, perhaps, most visible through baseball caps. Millions of people wear them, some to ...

9 Best Drop 3 Baseball Bats In 2022

9 Best Drop 3 Baseball Bats In 2022

If you have just started your baseball research, you probably don't know many things about the game's equipment and the rules around it. Baseball leagues worldwide have specific laws and regulations regarding the equipment that players can use in the game. This fact also applies to the bats you can use! ...

Why Do Baseball Helmets Cover Only One Ear? (5 Reasons Listed)

Why Do Baseball Helmets Cover Only One Ear? (5 Reasons Listed)

In general, as it is not a full-contact sport, we can say that baseball is safer than other major sports, football or hockey for example. Still, with balls often flying at 100 mph, some protection is necessary. Of course, the ball flying at a lighting speed can do the most damage if it hits the player in the ...

Why are Baseball Bats so Expensive? (Answered!)

Why are Baseball Bats so Expensive? (Answered!)

The key element of winning baseball is a solid performance by your hitters. Without good hitting, your team will likely be lost no matter how good other elements of the game are. And, to be able to provide optimal performance, hitters need to have a good and trustworthy bat that will allow them to take their ...

Who Gets A World Series Ring? (Answered In Detail!)

Who Gets A World Series Ring? (Answered In Detail!)

Every kid who's ever thrown a ball or held a bat dreams of winning the World Series ring someday. It's an ultimate prize in the world of baseball and a crowning achievement in the career of any player. Of course, only one team gets to be a champion every year and the competition is extremely fierce. So, ...

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 ...

On Deck vs In The Hole – What Does It Mean?

On Deck vs In The Hole – What Does It Mean?

Avid baseball fans know how rich and extensive baseball terminology is. For outsiders, it may often seem that baseball and its fans have their own language where everyday phrases can mean something completely different. While some baseball terms often make a move into the standard language used outside the ...

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. ...

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