Compare And Contrast Baseball And Softball

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Baseball and softball are sports with the same background. The two sports are known to be the same by people who do not play either of them. In both sports, there are two teams, one on defense and one on offence, battling for a common number of seven innings to see which team scores the most runs at the end. Although baseball and softball are very similar sports, differences exist such as: the pitching, field setting, and ball differencing. Both baseball and softball pitchers on the defensive side are striving for the same concept and that is to strike out the batter up to bat. However, the style of pitching between the two sports is one of the most different aspects of baseball and softball. In baseball, the pitching is over handed, just as the rest of the defensive players throw. In contrast, softball pitching is under handed, which contains a windup in a…show more content…
Nine-inch balls are used to play in the game of baseball, while softball players play with twelve-inch balls. The weight of the balls is also a difference. Baseballs are only a little over five ounces, whereas softballs are seven ounces. Even with both baseballs and softballs being sphere shaped, the main and most noticeable difference in the balls is its appearance. Baseballs are small, white balls with red seams, while softballs are bigger, neon yellow balls with red seams. In conclusion, baseball and softball are very similar sports with the same background. They also share the same concept of competing for a number of seven innings to see which team finishes with the most runs scored at the end of the bottom of the seventh inning. Even with the game being so similar, the two have a few, major differences to make the two games unique. Differences between the baseball and softball include, the pitching, field setting, and ball differencing. The three differences are small, yet, major ones, which makes the two individual
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