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Little Ballparks was a directory for baseball parks of the minor leagues hosted by Paul Crumrish.

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11 Best BBCOR Bats For Contact Hitters In 2021

11 Best BBCOR Bats For Contact Hitters In 2021

BBCOR bats have undergone some massive technological advancements in the past few years! They are now much more durable and appropriate for the hitting style of contact hitters. Currently, the market is saturated with BBCOR bat manufacturers. While all of their products do the job, some offer the best ...

How Many Baseballs Are Used In A MLB Game & Season? (Solved!)

How Many Baseballs Are Used In A MLB Game & Season? (Solved!)

Are you an MLB fan? How long have you been following the baseball league? Whether you're new in this fandom or have old connections to it, there are some things all MLB fans are curious about. One of those questions is, "How many baseballs are used in a MLB season?" An interesting question indeed! ...

Cutter Vs. Slider – What’s The Difference?

Cutter Vs. Slider – What’s The Difference?

What is the primary difference between a novice baseball fan and a knowledgeable baseball enthusiast? The former will presume a slider and cutter are the same, whereas a knowledgeable baseball fan will know that that's not true! There's an entire debate on cutter vs. slider, and knowing the difference between ...

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. ...

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 ...

How Long Does A Composite Bat Last? (Solved!)

How Long Does A Composite Bat Last? (Solved!)

There are so many types of baseball bats to choose from, all made of varying materials. Finding a great bat that will last for a very long time can be a challenge. A lot of bats tend not to be very durable, and will break easily. It is for this reason that it's always important to do your research when buying ...

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 ...

Composite Bat Vs Aluminum (Alloy) Bat

Composite Bat Vs Aluminum (Alloy) Bat

When you are looking to pick a good baseball bat that will perform great in a game, there are so many options out there. There are wooden bats, composite bats, aluminum (alloy) bats, and even hybrid bats. Some bats may have a lot of advantages, but at the same time also a number of disadvantages which in turn ...

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 Pitchers Use Vaseline? (Answered!)

Why Do Pitchers Use Vaseline? (Answered!)

Cherished for more than a century and a half as America's pastime, baseball is a game beloved by millions. However, it also has an uglier side, often hidden from the regular fans. Cheating has been a part of baseball almost from the beginning. Steroid use is something that grabbed the most headlines, but ...

Sinker vs Splitter – A Detailed Comparison

Sinker vs Splitter – A Detailed Comparison

A pitcher's ability to reach into his bag of tricks and surprise the batter is often the difference between winning and losing. Most pitchers have three basic pitches in their arsenal - fastball, curveball, and changeup. The "Big Three" are the first pitches players learn. However, it's what comes after ...

Why Is A Softball Yellow And Bigger Than A Baseball? (Solved!)

Why Is A Softball Yellow And Bigger Than A Baseball? (Solved!)

For many, softball and baseball are difficult to tell apart. And, at first glance, they indeed do have a lot of similarities. Both sports are played on a 4-base diamond and players score by making runs. In fact, softball originated in the late 19th century as the indoor version of baseball and a way for ...

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