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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Softball

Softball is a variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field. It was invented in 1887 in Chicago, Illinois, United States as an indoor game. It was at various times called indoor baseball, mush ball, playground, softball ... Despite the name, the ball used in softball is not very soft. It is about 12 in (30.5 cm) in ...

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Mar 20, 2014 ... But why is it that the ball is called soft when that is not even close to the ... the aspects such as male genitalia and the functions they can do with ...

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Apr 7, 2011 ... I've often pondered why the game of softball is called what it is. The ball ... And, it did, but not before my shins had taken a beating. ... This got me thinking, why are softballs called softballs, when they are so darned hard? I did ...

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Can anyone tell me why a "softball" is called a "softball"? ... Kiss a 90 MPH " softball"... then tell me just how soft it is! .... How fast did old timers throw? ... They suggest that the fastest were near 90 but those methods "timed" a ...

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Ball is hard on outside,but the core is soft,not allowing it to travel as far and fast as a baseball,hence the name Softball.

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Jun 2, 2005 ... "Despite what they achieved, they never got the recognition they ... about baseball is this: Why do women play softball and men play baseball?

english.stackexchange.com/questions/44200/what-phrase-is-less-idiomatic-than-softball-question

Oct 5, 2011 ... In the US, a "softball question" is asked because it would be intentionally .... You might call the questions deferential or ingratiating, under the ... favor, like "Why do you think so many people from this state say they support your ...

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=softball

Softball isn't just girls baseball. it's way harder and the term "softball" is NOT true the only difference ... brittany-yea but look how we did in the last tournament!

www.athleticscholarships.net/history-of-softball.htm

The history of softball dates back to Thanksgiving Day of 1887, when several ... George Hancock, a reporter for the Chicago Board of Trade, jokingly called out, ...

www.softballperformance.com/softball-history

History of Softball - How the sport was invented and evolved over the years. ... that day to hear the score of the annual football game, made a large, soft ball by ... He did a small baseball diamond with chalk inside the boat club and the ... He needed something to keep his Minneapolis firemen busy while waiting for fire calls.