The battle between sexes has been a lifelong battle both sexes are often fighting. One sex often tries to one-up the other. A great example of that is Baseball and Softball. Baseball and softball are both competitive sports for males and females at any age. If you were to ask a Baseball player which sport he thinks is harder, he would generally say Baseball. However, if you ask a softball player which sport she thinks is harder, she will generally say softball. Both are skill requiring sports. They also require a passion or love for the game. Although they share the same objective, they do come with many differences. The biggest difference in these two sports has to be the pitching style and size. While baseball pitchers deliver the ball
Ever since 1887 when softball first became a sport, individuals compared the two. In the past, baseball was the most watched sport in the United States, which earned baseball the nickname of America's’ Pastime. During that time, individuals did not take women’s athletic abilities seriously, for which no females
When it comes to Baseball and Softball, these two sports have many similarities, but yet differ in many areas of the game. It insists, “Softball is often referred to baseball for girls, with a larger ball and aa smaller diamond” (History of Softball). Even though there may be some truth about that statement, it doesn’t mean that’s the only difference between the two. When it comes down to it, both sports have specific field requirements, equipment, rules and future occupations.
Softball and baseball are known as the same sport. As of a girls ball it is much bigger than a boy’s baseball but the boys ball is known for is hardness. www.buzzle.com. The male’s field is bigger than a girls diamond/field. The most common and noticeable of all is that a male’s ball is white while the female ball is yellow/green. The overall concept of the game is the same just a few small differences which consists of gender, fast or slow pitch, and both field and ball sizes.
In the game of softball the baselines are only sixty feet long. Therefore, you must run super fast in order to be safe at first base. However, baseball baselines are ninety feet long, so the infielders have more time to get the runner out, and the runners have a longer distance to run. Softball pitchers have an advantage because the pitching mound is so close. An elite softball pitcher can throw speeds topping seventy miles per hour. This means a softball pitch can reach the plate in only thirty-five hundredths of a second! That is actually faster than it takes a 100 miles per hour major league fastball to reach home plate. The baseball takes thirty-eight hundredths of a second. After locating the pitch, a softball batter only has about twenty-five milliseconds to decide to swing or not. That is about fifty-five percent less time than a major league baseball player has. The game of softball can be very challenging for a batter. However, it can be even more challenging for an infielder. When balls come off of the bat at about one hundred miles per hour, a softball
Softball is a sport that has gotten more competitive and popular over the years. Today there is two types of softball, slow pitch and fast pitch. Softball was created when a group of college kids wanted a sport that was similar to baseball but you could play it indoors. When softball continued to grow in number the sport moved to indoor facilities and small outdoor fields. Baseball and softball are very similar but in softball the ball is bigger, the bats are larger in diameter, and the pitch is threw underhand. Also, in softball the field is smaller, the cases are closer together, and the pitcher is closer to home plate. In softball there are different positions you can play to be effect in the field. There is the outfield, infield, pitcher,
The most popular form of baseball is "nanshiki" which uses a light rubber ball with dimples so that it resembles a large golf ball with the traditional raised seams of a baseball. The ball is a little harder to catch (because it is so light, it has a tendency to pop out of the glove). It is very popular with town and city leagues as well as with many youth and company leagues.
Since the softball field is much smaller than a baseball field, you have a lot less reaction time than you think. The pitching mound is closer to the home plate in a softball field. Therefore, when a pitch is thrown to the home plate, you have to see the ball and make sure that you have enough time to swing your bat. Also, while the pitching mound very close to home plate, the pitcher also has to figure out a way to get the batter out. They could throw curveballs, screwballs, or rise balls. This gives the batter much less of an advantage at the home plate. With the pitcher throwing these kinds of balls, the batter still has very little reaction
Softball is a sport that is known throughout the United States and the world. Softball originated on Thanksgiving Day in Chicago in 1887. The game was actually said to have begun as an indoor game. Softball was started by a group of men who had gathered at a club to watch the Harvard vs. Yale football game. When the news came that Yale had defeated Harvard, 17-8, one Yale supporter, overcome with enthusiasm, picked up an old boxing glove and threw it at a nearby Harvard alumni, who promptly tried to hit it back with a stick. This gave George Hancock, a reporter for the Chicago Board of Trade, an idea. He suggested a game of indoor baseball. Naturally, Hancock's friends thought he was talking about playing a game outdoors, not indoors.
First of all, the size of a baseball infield is 16,700 ft2 (Trifoso). That’s more than half the size of a softball infield! Others might see this as a difficulty because you have more ground to cover, but it just gives more time for the infielder to get the batter out at first. When the ball is hit to an infielder in baseball, they must get it to first base in 4.3 seconds (Trifoso). Just wait until you see how much time an infielder in softball has.
Liz Johnson 5/1/15 Big History 5th-6th Softball, The Story of It All. Softball and baseball are the same thing, right? Wrong. Softball is the same as baseball, but it has a softer ball, right? Wrong again. So if it’s not the same as baseball and it doesn’t have a softer ball then what is it? Softball is its very own sport. Yes, it has similarities to baseball, but there are many differences. To fully understand softball you have to know its history, how it is played and how it works, what it is made of, and finally what it is all about. It was 1887 in Chicago, Illinois, the Yale vs. Harvard football game, this is where softball originated. A football game is where softball originated, not baseball. Softball has its own separate history of baseball. And that is the first discipline that I am going to cross; history. When it was announced that Yale won the game, a fan threw a boxing glove at a Harvard fan. As the glove was thrown, the Harvard fan grabbed a broom handle and swung at the glove. Right then George Hancock playfully shouted out “play ball!”. And then the very first softball game was played. Before I go into detail about the history and importance of softball I am going to explain how the game is played. There are four basic elements of softball. One: bases, Two: batting, Three: catching, and four: signs. There are four plates/ bases; first base, second base, third base, and home plate. When you are batting you try to hit the ball as far as you can when the pitcher
Playing softball, you get fit. Being fit, makes people like their bodies, which makes people happier in general. When throwing the ball, you have to throw it harder than you would a baseball, which means you’re using more of your muscles than you would when throwing a baseball. As a result, your arms and body get toned, and running to catch the ball gets your legs worked out as well. When hitting the ball, you have
During the Olympics softball has won a pretty good amount of medals, but no one really talks about them or where they put the medals after, which is why in 1957 the softball Hall of Fame was made. In the USA Women’s National team there is a total of three consecutive Olympic gold medals(1996, 2000, 2004), one silver medal(2008), and a total of 197 softball players too. When softball started, it actually had it’s debut in the 1996 Olympics as a sport. In the 1996 Olympics Gold Medal Game, Dot Richardson, an orthopedic surgeon hit the game winning home run, which is why we have that gold medal in the Hall of Fame today. As softball is a well known sport, it did have a down downfall at the 2005 and the 2008 Beijing summer Olympics where that