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Find your baseball field diagram, measurement, and specification here

Find Your Official Baseball Field Diagram, Measurement, and Dimension Here

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Baseball Dirt: How to add and level it

Step by step guide to successfully add and level baseball dirt to your infield

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How to make and paint field logos

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3. Choose your logo design and field location

A baseball field has several choices for location of a logo... most are behind home plate or in foul territory by the baseline. The farther away the fans are the bigger the logo has to be for them to really see it.

2. Create or buy your logo stencil

If the logo is not too complicated, a stencil can be fun and easy to make. A copy of the logo can be projected on to a plastic sheeting or tarp hung on a wall. Trace the logo. I use old 8' x 4' vinyl banners.

The simplest way to create the outline of the logo is to mark small half circles every few inches or foot if it is straight lines. After marking all of the half circles, cut them out with a utility knife.

1. Prepare the turf, position the stencil, and paint your logo

Mow the logo area a little shorter and collect the grass clippings.

Next, position the stencil and paint the small half circle cutouts. Remove the stencil. Now all you have to do is connect the dots to make your logo outline. Paint from the inside towards the outside edges.


How to Make and Paint Logos book coverMaking and Painting Field Logos (106 pages) includes:

  1. Preparation – designs and stencils, turf readiness, field location and size,
  2. Applying spray paint: aerosol & nozzles; best/worst colors
  3. Applying roller paint: mixing and rolling,
  4. Turf care and mowing with a logo, how to make it last
  5. Logos on dirt: paint and conditioner,
  6. Tips, hints, mistakes to avoid, and
  7. All kinds of examples and samples to follow for logos on natural and artificial turf including my all time favorite logo - the patriotic star.


I invite you to come on in, see for yourself, and check out the other bonuses waiting for you.

The Complete Baseball Field Maintenance Handbook

Baseball Field Maintenance Handbook

Baseball Field Maintenance Handbook: Secrets to Your Own Winning Baseball Field. Tips and Hints Made Easy!

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Baseball Field Maintenance & Renovation for Youth, Collegiate, and Pros

Use this 'how to' baseball field maintenance guide to make your baseball field safer and more playable.

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Adding brick dust to a baseball field - dialog with a coach

Dialog with a coach all about adding brick dust to his baseball field

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Baseball field - getting ready for spring baseball

Baseball field advice for a high school about adding dirt and sod, and dealing with the freeze/thaw cycle

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Spring Season Special

Holiday Special on Baseball Field Maintenance Handbook

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The best dirt mix for your baseball field

Good footing and good bounces with the right dirt mix

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Your efforts do not go unappreciated

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There are many of you just like this fellow who spend time by yourself working on a machine till you get it fixed.

Thank you to all you Park and Rec workers, school district support staff, sports turf managers, and volunteer parents and coaches.

We all want to get the most out of what we put into maintaining our ball parks. Thank you! Thank you!

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Why you should aerate after rolling your baseball turf

Rolling turf levels it, but compacts it. Find out why you need to aerate afterwards.

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Adding dirt mix to your ball field - Don't get the wrong mix!

Are you adding dirt mix to his baseball or softball fields? Read this warning to watch out for assumptions.

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Baseball dirt: raising the level, adding conditioner, and other questions

Questions about adding baseball dirt, raising the level two inches, how to maintain, where to get training

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Baseball fields gone bad - Don't Let This Happen to You!

Baseball fields gone bad - the problems, impact on players, and what you can do to fix it.

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Proper baseball dirt maintenance for true, consistent bounces, and good footing

If you're looking for ideas and techniques for baseball dirt maintenance, then this is the page for you.

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11 Items For Your Spring Budget

11 line items for the spring budget

This is a specific proposed budget for a Little League complex with two 46/60 grass fields, one 60/90 grass field, and one dirt infield softball field. Teams practice and play on these from February to July.

  1. 300 pounds of sports turf grass seed, 80/20 perennial rye / blue grass, used on the infields in Feb and May. $420.
  2. 350 pounds of fertilizer applied lightly Feb-June. $140.
  3. 20 yards of baseball dirt used to tune up some low spots on each field. $700.
  4. Gas for the mowers, edgers, and blowers. $250.
  5. Paint for white and orange bases. This is used occaisionally throughout the season and every day during tournaments. $180.
  6. Drying agents and soil conditioners. 50 lb bags of calcined clay. $150.
  7. Equipment rentals - sod cutter and de-thatcher. $150.
  8. 1000 sq ft of sod to fix some cutouts and worn areas. $370.
  9. 20 yards of topdressing and sand mix. $300.
  10. New broom drag. $200.
  11. Assorted: stringers, weed killer, spare sprinklers, edger blades, batter box markers, tie downs, base peg plugs, rubber mats, and eye/ear protection. $250.


In prior years there were also line items to cover the cost to repair / replace equipment, tools, bases, fencing, signage, draniage, and bulbs for the scoreboards.


Well, I hope this gives you something to think about.
You can take these ideas and tailor them to your specific situation.

This kind of planning that makes for a better baseball experience so your athletes reach their fullest potential. And that's what it's all about - the players.

best regards,
Jim Reiner


p.s. Got budget line items, but need funding?
Check here for fund raising ideas.

FAQs: baseball field questions about ballpark maintenance

Ever have baseball field questions about field maintenance? Here are some that are frequently asked.

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3 ways to renovate your baseball turf right now

3 ways to renovate your turf

This is the very best time of year to strengthen and renovate your baseball turf.

Whether your ball field is in really bad shape right now or just needs a boost for spring, this is the time of year to do this. Your home lawn could benefit as well!

With a little work right now, you can go from these kind of before and after pictures:






Here are 3 ways to renovate your baseball turf right now:






Over seed bare spots in baseball sod

How to over seed bare spots in baseball sod - one thing you must get right for great results

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My field sucks. The City doesn't care. How can I get something done?

Overcome obstacles with your baseball field proejcts: 7 things you need to know to be successful.

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