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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 ...

sportcultures.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/why-is-it-called-softball-2

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 ...

www.davisenterprise.com/sports/whats-so-soft-about-a-softball

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 ...

www.answers.com/Q/Why_do_they_call_softball_softball_but_yet_the_balls_are_hard

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.

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

10 Reasons to Date a Softball Player10. we always use r hips for power 9. we .... is needed you must have fast twitch muscles and be able to do alot of sprinting.

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

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 ...

hdwebpros.com/blog/the-history-of-kittenball.html

Jul 9, 2010 ... The earliest known “softball / kittenball” game was played in Chicago on Thanksgiving ... The ball, being soft, was fielded barehanded. ... players to maintain their skills during the winter, the sport was called “Indoor Baseball.

www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/sports/article_355aafe2-b68d-11e3-a43e-0019bb2963f4.html

Mar 28, 2014 ... Baseball is for boys, and softball is for girls. ... So not only do women work with a smaller field, they use the oversized ball as well.