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  • How Does Softball Affect My Life

    “Be remembered!” echoes through my mind every time I get up to bat. From Tee Ball to now, softball has made a huge impact on my life. Ever since I was 5 years old, I have been playing the game that I love the most. Imagine standing on a softball field expected to perform at the age of 5. Even though the butterflies in my stomach were fixing to start a war, nothing was going to stop me from stepping on that field to play my first tee ball game as a Little Tiger. Fans cheered, but what I noticed most was, a little boy in outfield picking his nose. Standing in the box, I was terrified; the field looked huge. I had never seen anything like this before, but I knew that the little boy was the person I needed to hit the ball to, so I hit the…

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  • How Has Softball Changed

    “Although many people assume that softball was derived from baseball, the sport’s first game actually came about because of a football game” (History 1). Softball was invented on Thanksgiving day in 1887 in Chicago, Illinois by a group of Yale and Harvard alumni. They were all just sitting around waiting for the outcome of the Yale vs. Harvard football game, when one of the alumni threw a boxer's glove at a harvard supporter. The supporter swung at the glove and everyone was interested by the…

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  • Softball Research Paper

    Softball is a great sport! Softball is one of the best sports there is to play. There are so many different positions to play including pitcher, catcher, first, second, third, shortstop, left field, center field, and right field. You can also be on the bases, or up to bat. When batting you have to keep your eye on the ball and follow through with your bat. If pitched and hit just right you could hit a homerun. Hitting the ball is one of the greatest feelings in the world. Once hit you run to…

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  • Softball Gloves

    Finding the Right Softball Gloves Aside from softball bats, the important equipment in softball is fielding gloves. These are specifically designed to help and protect players in catching softballs. Softball gloves tend to lessen the impact of the ball to prevent injury. Before, softball gloves are made of leather which only covers the palm. Nowadays, manufacturers use high-end tools in creating softball gloves. Modern-day gloves are made of highly specialized materials which enhance the…

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  • Why I Chose To Play Softball

    to bat and you hit a walkoff home run, and the whole stadium goes wild just for you, because you won the game for your team. It’s always been a dream of mine to play softball in college. One thing I would like to accomplish in the future is to get a softball scholarship to the University of Michigan because; I love playing softball, I would like to be apart of the team, and it’s a to thank my family and friends. First, I love playing softball. To me softball is truly enjoyable. It is…

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  • Personal Narrative-Ballball

    For the first time playing softball I felt nervous since I'd got so acquainted to playing third. Attempting to shake off her comment and the nerves I said “umm …… sure Coach”. Then took the ball and threw only one pitch before I turned back to coach. I told him “I can't do it”. He looked at me with a face of disappointment that burned me deep inside but all the other pitcher could do is grin. I jogged back to third base regretting my decision instantly after seeing both of their faces. Each…

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  • David Evans's The Sandlot: An American Classic

    The Sandlot - An American classic The cracking of a wooden bat, hollers coming from the mouths of middle school boys, the pop of the ball falling into the glove, and the grunts from the effort to throw the ball back towards home. This American classic revolutionized movie production. Directed by David Evans, The Sandlot is a comedic motion picture jam- packed with terrific acting. The movie takes place in the San Fernando Valley in 1962. Scotty Smalls is the new kid in town, and with his mom…

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  • Similarities And Differences Between Softball And Baseball

    the level of skill it takes to play the sport properly. Softball has come far from its humble beginnings to the major sport it is today, and while many people think softball and baseball are basically the same sport, there are some pretty important differences. After Yale’s victory against Harvard’s football team on Thanksgiving Day, 1887, a Yale alumni, in Chicago, jokingly threw a boxing glove at one of his Harvard buddies, who then swung at the glove with a broomstick. George Handcock…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Softball Field: My Happy Field

    The place I wake up early for on the weekends. The place I practice three times a week. The softball field is my happy place. The dirt on the field is the only beach I want to go to. The chalk on the field is the only chalk I write with. The early mornings, the late nights all for something I love. The smell of the fresh cut grass, so fresh just before a game. The look of the just raked infield, so fluffy and smooth.The look of the freshly painted and chalked lines, so crisp like perfection. The…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: A Turning Point In Softball

    Many of us experience a turning point in our lives that changes us forever. My life changing event occurred on a softball field, in front of my teammates and their parents. I heard a pop, dropped, and instantly felt everyone’s eyes on me. Usually I don’t mind being the center of attention, but at that time I wanted to curl into a ball and become invisible. The home plate and I are usually on good terms, but I guess I made it mad that day. Grab your popcorn because I’m about to tell you the…

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