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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 ...

sportcultures.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/why-is-it-called-softball

Feb 20, 2014 ... The obvious difference between a baseball and softball is the size of the ball. But why is it that the ball is called soft when that is not even close to the case? Does the ball derive it's name from the cultural and gender politics ...

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"? As the last time ... You pitch it differently (at least when i was a kid and played soft ball, i assume it is still the case). .... How fast did old timers throw? (a very ... They suggest that the fastest were near 90 but those methods "timed" a ball over a distance.

www.nytimes.com/2014/06/07/opinion/is-softball-sexist.html

Jun 6, 2014 ... No college scholarships lie ahead, as they do in softball. Without the development of skills and talent at the high school and college level, ...

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.

wonderopolis.org/wonder/whats-the-difference-between-baseball-and-softball

... call themselves baseball players, while others play a game they call softball. ... Are the softballs really soft? ... You might be surprised if you do some research.

www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4675763

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?