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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.

 

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Akripped99
Yes some some girls can be but same weight height men will always have more strength given they are both same in physical abilities as well. Just biological fact not sexism
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Akripped99
Yes some can be but same weight height men will always have more strength given they are both same in physical abilities as well. Just biological fact not sexism 
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Akripped99
Yes some can be but same weight height men will always have more strength given they are both same in physical abilities as well
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okay_kyrie23
I'd like to hear your guys's opinions on who is better.
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okay_kyrie23
Kobe Bryant is a better PG, no doubt. Lebron is better as an all-around player. So, who? Can't say.
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