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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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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 ...

Baseball Positions Ranked by Difficulty

Baseball Positions Ranked by Difficulty

Each position in baseball requires specific skills, certain aspects of athletic ability, and, often, a great knowledge of the game and a high baseball IQ. All these factors differ from one position to another, so it's almost impossible to quantify how difficult each of them is. However, that doesn't stop ...

Why is Softball Called Softball? (Answered In Detail!)

Why is Softball Called Softball? (Answered In Detail!)

While millions of people enjoy playing softball, not many know why exactly the sport is called the way it's called and how it got its name in the first place. Many assume that it's got something to do with the ball the game is played with. However, if you've ever in your life picked up a softball, this may be ...

Is Baseball a Real Sport? (Solved!)

Is Baseball a Real Sport? (Solved!)

In almost two centuries since it was first played on the continent, baseball has become an integral part of American history, culture, and way of life. Dubbed the "national pastime" baseball has been a part of growing up for almost everyone born in the US. Its influence and impact have spread beyond the game ...

What Does LRP And MRP Mean In Baseball? (Solved!)

What Does LRP And MRP Mean In Baseball? (Solved!)

Throughout baseball history, relief pitchers haven't been getting a lot of attention, both from a strategic perspective and their total usage. However, with the evolution of the game and the rise of advanced statistics, bullpen pitchers became a more important part of team tactics and started to receive ...

6 Best Softball Elbow Guards In 2023

6 Best Softball Elbow Guards In 2023

Quick question, what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you talk about softball equipment? Definitely not softball elbow guards, I bet! I can't say about the rest of you, but softball players must agree with this statement. And why would people consider softball elbow guards something important ...

What do Batters Wear on Their Thumb? (Solved)

What do Batters Wear on Their Thumb? (Solved)

The job of a baseball batter can be rather hard and even dangerous. Pro batters, on a daily basis, face pitches going up to 100 miles per hour and have only a split second of a time to react. So, protective equipment is a must if they are to avoid injuries and have a long and successful career. Most people ...

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 ...

Baseball Mitt vs Glove – What’s The Difference?

Baseball Mitt vs Glove – What’s The Difference?

In its early days, baseball was played without gloves or any other hand protection. However, a lot has changed since then and today, gloves are an essential part of players' equipment. As the game itself progressed and with the development of modern technology, hand gear became available in various types and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Softball Vs Soccer Cleats – Same Or Different?

Softball Vs Soccer Cleats – Same Or Different?

Softball and soccer are two amazing games that require special cleats to be played with perfection. The cleats of both sports are quite different. Though the cleats of many shoes are similar, the ones used in soccer and softball differ greatly. Since cleats are way too expensive, you need to spend money ...

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