Tools for your baseball field
for Baseball Field Maintenance
- Do you have a place
to store them? Is it protected from thieves?
- Will you have to
haul them with you wherever you go?
- Are you sharing
them with other? Do you all know how to take care of them?
- Do the players
help take care of the field or do the coaches or parents do it all?
I've used and am satisfied with: Home Depot and Lowes. There are many
box chalker or paint sprayer
Base hole covers
Batter's box and catcher's box outline frames
Buckets: 2 gal and 5 gal; haul small tools or materials
Push broom to remove dirt from grass edges
Drags: metal mesh, nail, and mat or brush drags for finishing
Ear Protection for noisy machines
Hand cart or dolly; useful for hauling heavy bags or buckets
Level for pitching rubber
Line marker and nail to hold in place
Mound and hitting mats
Pencil, pen, and paper to make notes
Rakes: fan rake, garden rake, large field rakes, claw
Rope: for pulling drags if needed
Shovels: flat edge and pointed
Spreader for seed and fertilizer: cyclone is best
Sprinkling (watering) can: getting water to bullpen mounds
Squeegee: to remove puddle water if necessary
Tape measures: 12 foot and 200 foot
Tarpaulins and something heavy to hold them down
Watering equipment - hoses, nozzles, quick coupler sprinklers
Wheelbarrow or push cart
White paint: bases, rubber, homeplate
Mistakes to avoid
- Don't leave tools
in the rain to rust.
- Don't let tools
loose screws and become loose and unreliable.
- Tools are locked
and not available to those who use the field and would like to help
maintain it. Therefore, the field deteriorates. The players loose out
on a good baseball experience.