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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.

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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 ...

Fungo Bat vs Regular Bat – What’s The Difference?

Fungo Bat vs Regular Bat – What’s The Difference?

Becoming a good baseball player takes a ton of effort and countless hours of practice. And while we all know how hard it is to master pitching and hitting, learning to play infield and outfield is just as grueling. It can be very tiresome for both coaches and the players. Fortunately, some pieces of equipment ...

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 ...

Baseball Cleats Vs. Soccer Cleats – Are They The Same?

Baseball Cleats Vs. Soccer Cleats – Are They The Same?

The debate over a baseball cleat vs. soccer cleat is not a new one, but it's undoubtedly widespread! And I know a lot of you readers will relate to this question, so I thought I would compile a complete guide about the topic. What are the primary and fundamental differences between these two? Can you wear ...

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 Do Major League Baseball Teams Travel?

How Do Major League Baseball Teams Travel?

Over the course of the season, MLB players face a more grueling schedule than any of their counterparts in other major sports. After 20 or so Spring Training matchups, they play 162 regular-season games. Of course, 81 of those are on the road. And if their team is good enough, they're looking at up to 20 ...

Why Do They Change Baseballs When it Hits the Dirt? (Solved!)

Why Do They Change Baseballs When it Hits the Dirt? (Solved!)

The life-long baseball fans take most of what's going on the field for granted. However, for outsiders or those new to baseball, a lot of rules and events during the game seem unusual, confusing, or just plain weird. One of the things confusing the viewer the most is that the catcher frequently gets rid of ...

How to Shrink Baseball Pants (Step By Step Guide)

How to Shrink Baseball Pants (Step By Step Guide)

Almost everyone has gone through an experience of having a piece of their clothing shrink during the washing process. It is usually rather frustrating, especially since it can make an expensive clothing item practically unwearable. However, many people shrink their clothes on purpose. This is usually the ...

Curveball vs Sinker – What’s The Difference?

Curveball vs Sinker – What’s The Difference?

The job of a pro pitcher is one of the hardest and most difficult to master in all of the sports. On a daily basis, they go against the best batters in the world and are tasked with getting them out. And, this is far from easy. To take the batter out, a pitcher needs to have a deep bag of various pitches, ...

9 Similarities and Differences Between Softball and Baseball

9 Similarities and Differences Between Softball and Baseball

Softball is often seen as a baseball's close relative or a younger brother. This comes as no surprise when we know that softball was initially created as an indoor version of baseball. In the late 19th century, baseball players from Chicago inadvertently created softball while looking for a way to stay in ...

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 ...

BBCOR vs USSSA – What’s Better? (Explained!)

BBCOR vs USSSA – What’s Better? (Explained!)

With all the options now available, choosing a baseball bat can often feel overwhelming. With so many factors to consider, it can be difficult to even know where to start. Bat weight, length, grip, manufacturer, material, and, ultimately, the price should all be taken into consideration. In addition, the ...

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6 Differences Between Baseball And Softball
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