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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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I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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