Kw-logo-smaller

Softball Rules

Softball has been around for nearly as long as baseball. The Kidzworld Coach has the 411 on the rules and history of softball.

History of Softball

Softball is believed to have been invented in Chicago in 1887. The first game was played indoors, with a tied up boxing glove used as a ball and a broom stick pole used as a bat. In 1889, people began to play the ball game outdoors on smaller fields. For the next several years, the game was called various names such as Kitten Ball and Diamond Ball, before finally being called softball in 1926.

Rules of Softball - Scoring Runs

Softball is much like baseball. The sport is played by two teams, nine players per team on the field, with each team taking turns at batting and defense. The aim of the game is to advance a runner around all bases to home plate and score the most runs.

 

8 Comments

latest videos

F1089999872937

Which Is Better - Baseball or Softball?

  • I like softball better.
  • Baseball is the best.
  • I like them both the same.
  • I hate baseball and softball!

related stories

Micro_no_sweat_micro
Sweat is good when you exercise, but with the right fabrics and fit, you can keep your cool and g...
softball luver asks: "I play competitive softball (ASA). My friends, my teachers and my whole ent...
I am on a softball team the coach keeps putting me in outfield. Is that a good thing? Because I'd...
"I play softball, which has mostly the same rules as baseball, and I want to know why do guys thi...

Sports in the forums

xSangmi1
xSangmi1 posted in Dance:
Autumn Miller
reply about 5 hours
cupcake818
I'm a cheerleader
reply about 17 hours
americanangel
49ers!!!!!!
reply about 19 hours
Zawesome77
Zawesome77 posted in Dance:
I do ballet acro lyrical hip hop jazz tap and contemporary for about 32-40 hours a week
reply about 22 hours
Prin12
Prin12 posted in Cheerleading:
I agree..xD
reply 2 days

play online games