Softball nicknames may be based on a variety of factors such as how someone plays, how they act or the way they look. Common softball nicknames are based on famous players throughout baseball history, including Babe Ruth and Crystl "The Big Bruiser" Bustos.
Softball nicknames based on how someone looks may include Cabeza, for those who have a large head. Nicknames based on how a player acts includes Angry Jack, Fat Freddy and El Nino.
Crystl Bustos is a third baseman and is considered to be one of the best hitters in softball. She played for team USA in the 2004 Olympics and received the gold medal.Learn More
As of 2014, the rules of slow-pitch softball require the pitcher to face home plate throughout the pitch, show the ball for at least one second before the throwing motion and throw the ball underhanded. The throw must be made within five seconds and it is required to have an arc of between 3 and 10 feet.Full Answer >
A foul ball in softball is similar to that of baseball in that it is a legally batted ball that does not fall within the field of play. Except in cases where the batter already has two strikes on him or her, a foul ball that hits the ground results in a strike on the batter. If the batter hit a foul ball that hits the ground with two strikes in the count already, the count remains at two strikes.Full Answer >
To hit a slow pitch softball, stand near the catcher but a few feet from the plate to develop a strong stance. As the pitcher begins to throw the ball, step the right foot forward and rotate the hips toward the pitcher and swing the bat directly at waist level as the ball crosses home plate. A batter's hands should loosely grip the bat while swinging toward a slow pitch.Full Answer >
A game of softball has seven innings as opposed to a nine-inning baseball game. Each inning is broken into a top half and a bottom half, and the game is won by the team with the most runs scored when the bottom of the seventh inning ends.Full Answer >