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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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8 Best Baseball Cleats For Wide Feet In 2021

8 Best Baseball Cleats For Wide Feet In 2021

Getting good baseball shoes is essential, and choosing the best pair is tricky in general. However, players who have wider feet usually feel that their options are even narrower. Since selecting one or two out of thousands of options can be a daunting task, I have listed 8 of my favorite baseball cleats for wide ...

How Long Do Baseball Games Last? (Answered!)

How Long Do Baseball Games Last? (Answered!)

One of the main differences between baseball and other major sports is that there's no time limit in baseball. There's no ticking clock determining when exactly the game has to finish. So, the answer to the question of how long do baseball games last can vary from game to game. The length of 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 ...

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 ...

Is Pine Tar Illegal in Baseball? (Rules For Batters & Pitchers)

Is Pine Tar Illegal in Baseball? (Rules For Batters & Pitchers)

Pine tar is a sticky and tacky blackish material produced by pinewood carbonization in high-temperature conditions However, most of us have likely first heard of pine tar through baseball. For years, players have used it to improve their grip, often against the rules of the game. The use of pine tar has ...

Best Grass for Baseball Fields – Top 3 Review

Best Grass for Baseball Fields – Top 3 Review

When you walk into a ballpark, the first thing that catches your eye is lush, green grass spreading across the field, interrupted only by the baseball diamond dirt. The perfect turf is crucial for the game itself as well as our enjoyment as spectators. However, the wonderful sight of the grass-covered field ...

Travel Baseball vs Little League – A Detailed Comparison

Travel Baseball vs Little League – A Detailed Comparison

The travel baseball vs Little League debate has been a hot topic in US youth baseball for quite some time now. For years, the Little League has been the stepping stone for kids between the fun youth play and the more serious high-school and collegiate baseball leagues. Today, that role has been mainly ...

How Does a Baseball Radar Gun Work and How To Use It?

How Does a Baseball Radar Gun Work and How To Use It?

Ever since they've first appeared at the ballparks in the 70s, radar guns have been an invaluable part of baseball. They're an essential instrument in the toolkit of every coach and provide helpful insight into athletes' performance. Radar guns simplify the process of monitoring players' progress and help ...

How to Wash a Baseball Jersey – Step By Step Guide

How to Wash a Baseball Jersey – Step By Step Guide

After a game or a practice, baseball players often end up looking like they've been to hell and back. With all the sliding, rolling in the dirt, and running, baseball gear takes some serious punishment. And the jerseys are usually the first to get messy and get dirt, mud, sweat, and sometimes even blood all ...

Why Do Baseball Players Wear White Pants? (3 Reasons)

Why Do Baseball Players Wear White Pants? (3 Reasons)

Baseball uniforms have gone a long way since the inception of the game. The improvised woolen uniforms and the straw hats from the early days have turned, over time, into state-of-the-art polyester outfits. However, one thing has stayed mostly the same for more than a hundred years. The home team wears ...

Can Girls Play Baseball? (Solved!)

Can Girls Play Baseball? (Solved!)

In the minds of many, baseball is branded as a sport for men, and softball is reserved for women. While this is often described as plainly as an unjust prejudice, the gender representation in these two sports backs this up. From the youngest age, baseball is mostly played by boys and softball by girls. ...

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 ...

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