No one knows exactly how or where baseball originated. Some say that a man named Abner Doubleday invented it in Cooperstown, New York. Others say that it started as a game before the American Civil War as a game called “rounders” that was played in sandlots. No matter how it started and the changes that baseball has gone through. I believe that baseball has affected not only people but America ,but also in a way, it symbolizes it.
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
When Hancock first played all he used was a broomstick and a boxing glove. Broomsticks eventually evolved to wooden bats and they were used for over a century. Aluminum bats were introduced in 1970 and got stronger each and every year. There are also different bats for slow pitch and fast pitch softball. They vary in different weights, length, and material to fit the needs of the game. They also used only one glove when the game started, but now they have many types of gloves ranging from first baseman gloves, catchers mitts, and outfielders
The first reason softball is harder than baseball is because of hitting. Most college softball pitchers pitch the ball up to 70 mph from 37 feet away, from that distance it takes the ball 0.35 seconds to cross the plate. Most MLB pitchers reach speeds of 100 mph from 60 feet away, from there it takes the baseball 0.38 seconds to cross the plate. The decision time for the batter in softball is only .025 seconds which is 55% less time than an MLB player. In baseball
In order for a player to earn a base hit he must hit the ball in such a way where he cannot be thrown out by a fielder or a way where no fielder can catch it. Many physicists consider hitting a baseball traveling ninety-two miles per hour near impossible, which is why not many people can hit at professional or collegiate levels in the sport of baseball. Hitting is the hardest athletic feat in all of sports, for the highest batting average in the 2017 season was .346, which equates to a 34.6 percent success rate by that particular hitter. In any other sport a less than 50 percent success rate denotes to a failing rate. Even the player with the highest batting average in the modern era only hit .409. Moreover, in other sports keystone positions, like quarterback or point guard, can push some responsibility onto other players. For example, a quarterback could make a god awful throw, but the receiver dives and makes an
Throughout history itself the game of softball has evolved in several aspects. Just like society today the game changed to meet the new needs of its participants and spectators. Due to the changes that were being made new rules, dimensions, and regulations were constantly being added or revised. The main problem that the league faced was its dimensions and way of playing. For starters, in 1943 the mound was only 40 feet away. (Gregorich 89). For the duration of the eleven years span, the distance from home plate the the pitching mound changed several times. However, in 1954, the leagues last year, the mound distance jumped to 60 feet away (Gregorich 89), which happens to be the same length as a Major League Baseball mound. The distance change was caused by the pitching delivery, which started out as underhand thethen progressed to overhand. The final major change in dimensions was the distance between basepaths. As the bases moved farther apart this gave the catcher at most 0.9 seconds to catch and get a perfect throw down to second. (ESPN Sports Science). With the game of softball always changing it always kept players on their toes and ready at all
I started playing softball when I was in eighth grade in an outside league team in Arvin made, I always found baseball interesting and wanted to play, but my parents would not let me because it was a boys sport, and I would cry a river every time they said no because I really wanted to play .When I heard there were going to have softball conditioning and tryouts and a new team named Arvin which was, where I lived. I was so happy and wanted to join right away I told my parents and they agreed to let me try out it was like a dream come and the best day of my life and I told my parents I was going to try so hard to make the team. Softball means everything to me I love everything about it, it’s my stress reliever and my anger management. When I feel
A softball field is very simple. It has this red tinted dirt, fresh cut green grass, 4 white bases, freshly white chalked lines, and a group of girls that love the game. The softball field is so simple, but yet so beautiful to look at and play on. The cages come along with the softball field as well. The cages or even more simple than the field, all it has is a net, some turf ground, a bucket of
Softball is a sport played by women unless it is coed then it can also be played with men. There is two teams of 9, one on the field and one hitting. All of the positions are the pitcher, catcher, 1st basemen, 2nd basemen, 3rd basemen, shortstop, right field, left field , and center field. For hitting and fielding there is a DP and a DH. DP means designated player. DH means designated hitter When you are hitting you can get a single which means you hit the ball and you got to first base, you can get a double, triple, or a home run, which means you hit the ball out of the park, unless
You can play softball just about anywhere. If someone is at a cookout and very bored, then you could get a glove and a ball and pass. Throwing the ball is one of the most important motions you do in softball, so it’s good to practice every chance you get. Softball can help you get stronger and it can build up endurance by running. It’s a sport with a great history, so your parents and grandparents and so on, could have played softball or baseball. There isn’t a huge difference between softball and baseball other than a couple rules and the gender playing the sport.
A field shaped like a diamond followed by a meadow of grass. Sixty foot base paths that surrounds the infield in a counterclockwise direction. A batting count of three balls and two strikes. Three outs total in all seven innings of pure determined, back and forth softball between two teams. This place has been my home for years. I play softball because of the love I have for the game, and because of the feeling that takes my breath away every time I step onto the field. The softball field at Glendale Community College is now my new home for the next two years.
A baseball pitcher is about 55 feet away from the batter after pitching, and with the ball coming back around 95 mph, that gives the pitcher .39 seconds to react to the ball according to mathforum.org. This is a tenth of a second more than a softball pitcher; giving a baseball pitcher over 25% more time to react!
Softball. My favorite sport. It’s not a contact sport so, the chances of me injuring another player are slim to none. Or so i thought….. I was in Traverse City last year with my team for a softball tournament. It was the fifth inning of our morning game, we were down by a few runs and I was on deck. “There is one out,” I thought to myself “I have to get on base.”
I was rounding the base, running to third I could hear my mom and mina (grandma) yelling “run maddison, run”. In that moment I knew my love for softball would take off. I was about 4 or 5 years old, on a T-ball team named after the major league baseball team the Red Sox. I had games every Saturday that my mom, sister (Cassidy) and Mina would some to while my dad worked most of the time. I continued to play T-ball throughout the years than eventually moved to the level of softball. I learned to absolutely love the sport and learned how to play well with others and work as a team and in a quick moving and fast pace environment.
In order to produce enough force, the pitch has to go through multiple phases in order to generate it. The phases pitchers go through are: wind-up, stride, arm cocking, arm acceleration, arm deceleration, and follow-through.