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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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Baseball vs Tennis Ball (Size, Weight, Color, Materials)

Baseball vs Tennis Ball (Size, Weight, Color, Materials)

Not counting softball, you can hardly find a sport that is more similar to baseball than tennis. Although the two sports have very different rules and a different way of counting points, players in baseball and tennis share a lot of comparable motions and techniques. Both sports involve a ball and one player ...

Can I Use a Softball Glove for Baseball?

Can I Use a Softball Glove for Baseball?

In a way, the sports of baseball and softball are like siblings. They are very similar to a certain extent, but there are still clear differences. The same goes for the gear athletes use in each of these sports. They are very much alike but are rarely interchangeable and, in most cases, you can't just use a ...

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 ...

7 Best Baseball Elbow Guards In 2021

7 Best Baseball Elbow Guards In 2021

Wearing the proper protection accessories while playing baseball is a must! We all know how harsh the game can get and how severe the injuries can be. And so, when it comes to the best baseball elbow guard on the market, I have my share of experiences and research. Indeed, there are hundreds of options in ...

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 ...

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 ...

Do Baseballs Float? (Explained!)

Do Baseballs Float? (Explained!)

One of the coolest things you can witness while watching live baseball is the so-called splash hit. It's also one of the rarest events to experience at the ballgame. Splash-making home runs are of course only possible at the ballparks that are next to a body of water. The most famous among those are the ...

Metal vs. Molded Baseball Cleats (vs. Turf Shoes)

Metal vs. Molded Baseball Cleats (vs. Turf Shoes)

When getting ready for their baseball journey, most people have a hard time deciding what tools and wardrobe essentials they should get. Most of these wardrobe pieces like protection gear and cleats are quite an investment. They are expensive, so people want to make a good decision in the first place instead ...

6 Best Wheeled Baseball Bags In 2021

6 Best Wheeled Baseball Bags In 2021

You want to have the best and most convenient baseball bag when the new baseball season starts off. Carrying around your equipment in a heavy off-the-shoulder bag can be a major hassle. This is why I recommend getting a baseball bag with wheels. Wheeled baseball bags are way easier to bring onto the field ...

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Baseball Field? (Answered!)

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Baseball Field? (Answered!)

For well over a century, baseball has been capturing the hearts and minds of millions across North America. Generations grew up watching or taking part in America's favorite pastime. Baseball fields are one of the pillars of local communities and places where people gather to share memorable experiences. ...

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 ...

11 Best Baseball Gloves For 9 To 10 Year Old In 2021

11 Best Baseball Gloves For 9 To 10 Year Old In 2021

Baseball gloves play an essential role in learning how to perform well while playing the game. Good baseball gloves help players feel good about themselves, but that's not all they do. They also improve their overall performance and make them feel comfortable and safe so that they can give their best while ...

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