Batter, Swing: Similarities Between Baseball And Softball

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Swing Batter, Batter, Swing Baseball and softball are America’s pastimes. Games have been going on in streets and parks and fields for well over 100 years, with no sign of slowing down. I started playing baseball at 5 years old, like many kids do. Baseball and softball are very similar games, as the object is to always score more runs than the opponent. Along with this, there are some other similarities between the two immensely popular games. Although there are some things that make baseball and softball alike, there are some key differences that separate them from each other. Considering the object of the games, the officials, and equipment used, baseball and softball are their own games, but with some things in common that make them alike. …show more content…

This is the main objective of both baseball and softball. No matter which one is being playing, the object is the same. It is a competitive game, a reason why I love it so much. In baseball, a runner can get on base via a hit, base on balls, or getting hit by a pitch. The same is true for softball. The next sequence of the game is to advance the runner around the bases until he or she returns to home plate. Advancing to the next base can be done by teammates getting a hit, getting walked, or getting hit by a pitch. In both sports a runner may also get to the next base by stealing it. The last way to advance to the next base is if the pitcher balks, or has a flaw in his or her pitch delivery. All of these rules remain the same, whether baseball or softball is being …show more content…

Baseball is the better of the two sports for a few reasons. One reason is the game is played on a larger scale than softball is. Baseball is played all over the world, both formally and informally. Softball alike is growing in popularity, but is not heard of near as often. Baseball is the most common sport for a kid to grow up playing because so many places around the country and world offer it. I fell in love with baseball from the first time I played it. Another reason baseball is the better of the two is the pace that the game is played. The ball is thrown faster, the fields are bigger, and players hit the ball farther. This type of action is more exciting than what someone would see if they were watching a softball

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