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When was Softball invented? (month and date)
Where was softball invented?
Who invented Softball?
Who was George Hancock?
reporter for Chicago board of trade
How did George Hancock get the idea?
When Yale defeated Harvard in a football game, Harvard and Yale Alumni went crazy. One person was so mad he throw a boxing glove and the other person hit it back with a stick. This gave George Hancock the idea.
Where and with what did he play the first baseball game with?
Indoors was were the first game was. He used boxing gloves for the ball. He then parked the bases. They then divided into two teams and started to play.
True or False: Is softball the #1 team participant sport in the USA?
When and how did the name softball come around?
In 1926, Walter Hakanson, a YMCA official from Denver suggested it to the International Joint of Rules.
How many players are their on a softball team?
What two parts is the playing field divided into?
Outfield and Infield
How many feet apart are the lines between the bases?
What is the shape of the softball field?
What are the outfield positions?
left field, center, field, right
What is considered a foul ball?
Anything outside of the 1st or 2nd baseline
How many innings is in a normal game?
What is considered an inning?
When both teams have had a chance to bat and play field
What is the mercy rule?
A game where they have completed 5 more innings in which a team is ahead by 10 or more runs will be stopped and shall be over.
What are the pitching rules?
They must have both feet on the pitches rubber and can only take one step forward while pitching
How should the ball be thrown in softball?
Who makes up the battery?
the pitcher and the catcher
What is the circumference of a softball?
Whats the rules for batting?
Must stay in the same batting order the whole game
What is the difference between hitting in slow pitch and fast pitch in softball?
No bunting in slow pitch, but allowed in fast pitch.
What are the three ways batters can get out?
Three strike outs, fly ball caught, or not standing in batter box
What base may runners over run?
1st base only
Can you lead of the base in softball?
Not in slow pitch but in fast pitch
What must you do after a fly ball is caught?
What is the "infield fly rule"?
Runners on 1st and 2nd bases... batters will be out if they hit a routine infield fly
A runner is out if...?
he is tagged before reaching the base, the ball gets to the base before the runner, he runs 3 feet out side of baseline to avoid being tagged
a legally pitched ball that does not enter the strike zone (four foul balls equals a walk)
a ball that hits the ground
when the runner has to advance to the next base to make the room for the following base runner
the batter is out if any batted ball going fair or foul is caught before it touched the ground
hitting the ball far enough to round all the bases
base runner shall be considered safe if the fielder blocks the baseline or base
the next batter
scoring unit in softball
term used when a ball is swung at and missed or is called when the ball enters the strike sone and is not swung at all
the ball passes the batter over the plate between his chest and knees
a three base hit
what's the pitching differences between softball and baseball
softball- 43 feet
baseball- 60 feet 6 inches
length between the bases in softball and baseball
softball- 60 feet
baseball- 90 feet
base running lead off rules
softball- no lead offs, base runner may leave base on release of pith
baseball- lead offs allowed
who are the cathedral head coaches for softball and baseball
softball- tony Matthews
baseball- rich andriole
what years were the cathedral two state champions
2001 & 2007
what year did softball come into the Olympics
what year did the USA Olympic team first win the gold medal in softball? and where?
Atlanta in 1996
what year did the Olympics vote to drop the sport of softball from the Olympic games
softball and baseball in college ranks are what
college work series in NCAA division 1
in 2015 who was the women's college World Series champion for softball
in 2015 who was the men's college World Series champion for baseball