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Differences Between Softball And Baseball

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Softball vs. Baseball Softball and baseball are very similar sports. People like to say they are the exact same and nothing is different between the two. But in reality they have a key factors that make them very different from each other. Softball and baseball are both played the same way but as you get deeper into the game you start to see bigger differences. Softball is a sport that is played by females. When softball players play in tournaments they are either timed and those last roughly 71 to 73 minutes a game and if they are not timed then you play the whole seven innings. The bases are 60 feet apart from each other, the pitcher's mound is 43 feet back from the catcher, and the whole field is around 210 feet. It is way more common…show more content…
Baseball players have the choice to either play with wooden or composite bats. Baseball bats are a lot heavier than softball bats and they are also wider at the end. Baseballs measure between 9 to 9.25 inches in circumference and weighs between 5 to 5.25 ounces. Baseball pitchers have many different types of pitches as well, some examples are Fastballs: Four-seam, Two-seam, Cutter, Splitter, and Forkball. Breaking Balls: Curveball, Slider, Slurve, and Screwball. Changeups: Changeup, Palmball, and Circle Changeup. Similarities for softball and baseball are that they both are played in very similar ways. You walk up to home plate with a bat and stand in front of home plate and your goal is to hit the ball or get on base. Four balls and you get walked and three strikes means you strikeout and go back to the dugout. If you get three outs for the whole team then you go from on the field to hitting or hitting to on the field. When you first start off on the field, the pitcher gets six warmup pitches and then the last pitch gets thrown down to the shortstop standing at second base pretending to tag someone. They both are played on either dirt or turf fields with a grass outfield. They have the same in field fly rules and batting rules. Each team has nine players. A pitcher, catcher, first baseman, second baseman, shortstop, third baseman, and three
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