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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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Why Does College Baseball Use Aluminum Bats? (Answered!)

Why Does College Baseball Use Aluminum Bats? (Answered!)

NCAA leagues are the primary training ground for future pros and the basic rules of the games are the same. However, college baseball and MLB are still different in many ways. Without getting deep into more subtle differences, one of the most notable distinctions is that two competitions use different bats. ...

8 Best Wiffle Balls For Baseball Practice In 2022

8 Best Wiffle Balls For Baseball Practice In 2022

Hank Aaron, Rodger Clemens, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Barry Bonds, Stan Musial, Walter Johnson, Lou Gehrig, and Ty Cobb. These are among the best baseball players whose names have been chanted and will probably be chanted for decades. And do you know that you, too, have something in common with these legendary ...

Baseball Cap vs Trucker Hat – What Is The Difference?

Baseball Cap vs Trucker Hat – What Is The Difference?

Different styles of hats have been around for a long time, each with its unique purpose and look. In recent years, two styles of hats, in particular, have become increasingly popular among both men and women: the baseball cap and the trucker hat. But what exactly is the difference between these two types of ...

Are MLB Contracts Guaranteed? (Everything Explained)

Are MLB Contracts Guaranteed? (Everything Explained)

Whether you are an MLB fan or want to join the organization, certain questions induce curiosity in one's mind. One of these questions is, "Are MLB contracts guaranteed?" The importance of a guaranteed contract is underrated. However, people have different opinions on the subject. Several sports ...

Why Do Catchers Paint Their Nails? (Solved!)

Why Do Catchers Paint Their Nails? (Solved!)

I was having a friendly conversation with a friend of mine, and we both realized that we were baseball fans. While we were still enjoying the pleasant coincidence, my friend blatantly posed an important but rather unique question, "Hey, why do catchers paint their nails?" And even though I consider myself a ...

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 ...

Are Baseball Bats Allowed on Airplanes?

Are Baseball Bats Allowed on Airplanes?

A lot of people prefer an active vacation to just kicking back and relaxing by the pool. Plenty of baseball enthusiasts like to carry their equipment to their travels and get some swings in while there. If you're flying on a trip involving baseball activities and plan to bring your trustful bat with you, make ...

Perfect Game vs No-Hitter vs Shutout

Perfect Game vs No-Hitter vs Shutout

Being a baseball pitcher is widely regarded as one of the most challenging jobs in all sports. Rarely you'll find a player in any sport and at any position that has so much impact on the game's final outcome. Pitchers are involved in every play and have to face a variety of hitters, each with different ...

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 ...

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