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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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Travel Baseball – 10 Pros And 7 Cons

Travel Baseball – 10 Pros And 7 Cons

Since I am a baseball enthusiast, I like to think I'm pretty knowledgeable on the subject! And, in my defense, a lot of my friends and colleagues agree! Many of them usually ask me how travel baseball teams are better or worse than conventional baseball teams and Little League. And so, today, I decided to ...

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 ...

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. ...

5 Reasons Why Do MLB Players Use Wooden Bats

5 Reasons Why Do MLB Players Use Wooden Bats

If you are an MLB fan, you have probably wondered at some point, "Why do MLB players use wooden bats?" If you have, you are not the only one. In fact, it is a rather frequently asked question but rarely ever answered. So, today, I'm going to compile all the information I have gathered and make sure I answer ...

6 Best Baseball Cleats For Flat Feet In 2021

6 Best Baseball Cleats For Flat Feet In 2021

Flat feet are not uncommon. And thankfully, in the age and era we live in, there are many solutions to this anatomical problem which many people have. What used to cause pain and discomfort for people in their everyday lives has better, convenient solutions now. As a result, people can do almost everything ...

BBCOR vs USA Bat – What Are The Differences?

BBCOR vs USA Bat – What Are The Differences?

When choosing a bat, baseball players face a plethora of available options. Each feature of the bat, including length, weight, and what are they made of, can influence the batter's performance on the field. So, picking the bat should be approached with careful consideration. Otherwise, you'll spend money ...

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 ...

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 ...

Are Softball And Baseball Cleats The Same? (Solved!)

Are Softball And Baseball Cleats The Same? (Solved!)

Regardless of the immense popularity of softball and baseball in the States, a vast population doesn't understand the difference between the two sports. The main reason for this is that baseball and softball have a lot in common. Nevertheless, we can't overlook the fact that softball and baseball are not the ...

Why do Baseball Fields have Grass Infields? (3 Reasons)

Why do Baseball Fields have Grass Infields? (3 Reasons)

A big part of our enjoyment in a baseball game is the wonderful sight of lush green grass covering the baseball field. The grass field is a part of baseball tradition, ingrained in our brains and inseparably connected to the picture of a baseball game in our minds. At one point, most of the pro baseball ...

Can You Pitch Underhand in Baseball? (Solved!)

Can You Pitch Underhand in Baseball? (Solved!)

The importance of the pitcher's role in baseball can not be overstated. No matter how great your hitting lineup is, you can not win a game without good pitching. Of course, becoming a solid pitcher is not easy. To be able to regularly deceive hitters and keep them on their toes, pitchers have at least a ...

How Long is an Inning in Baseball? (Answered in Detail!)

How Long is an Inning in Baseball? (Answered in Detail!)

One of the things that make baseball stand out among other sports is the absence of the clock. Instead of the clock, the length of a baseball game is determined by the number of innings. At the adult level, the games usually last for nine innings. In youth baseball, the game is often limited to five or seven. ...

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