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  • Softball Essay

    In 1991, women’s fast pitch softball was added to the roster of the 1996 Summer Olympics – a landmark many people recognize as the ultimate success of a sport. Although softball was later dropped from the 2012 Summer Olympics line-up, the game is still one of the most popular participant sports in the United States and 113 countries have officially joined the International Softball Federation since the organization’s formation in 1952. According to the official rules developed early in the history of softball, and eventually defined by the International Softball Federation, there are 9 players on the field at a time. The players take the positions of pitcher, catcher, first baseman, second baseman, shortstop, third baseman and outfielder. Usually, there are three outfielders holding the positions of right fielder, left fielder and center fielder. However, slow pitch softball allows for a fourth person in the outfield. Similar to baseball, the team with the most runs at the end of the seventh inning is named the…

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  • Baseball Vs Softball

    You can fall victim to injustice without even knowing it. Logistically, baseball and softball are different sports, although seemingly similar. Confusing them as the same sport seems innocent enough, until you truly begin to understand the differences and why they exist. Baseball is for boys and softball is for girls, this is accepted as fact to a large portion of the American population. The girls’ sport is baseball, but softer. Softball was meant to provide an easier and less complicated…

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  • Compare And Contrast Softball And Baseball

    Softball and baseball. The sports of hitting the ball as far as you can and running like hell. These two sports appear so similar to strangers to the game, yet as you delve deeper into the muddy fields of the aspects of the two, they are entirely different. So how do you think of softball and baseball? Which one would you say is higher in difficulty? To many, softball is the girl-version of baseball and vice-versa. They may say there is absolutely no difference except the larger ball in softball…

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  • Softball Vs Baseball Essay

    Softball versus Baseball in Terms of Speed and Distance There has been, and will for a long time be, much controversy about whether or not baseball players are better, and the sport is more difficult, than softball. If you were to go to a baseball game and then go to a softball game, it would appear that the baseballs are hit harder and farther than the softballs were hit. The two specific fields even differ largely in dimensions: The baseball field being larger than the softball field.…

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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: Traveling Softball

    to do traveling softball. I had just finished my first season of VAA softball and my friend Katie and I decided it sounded like fun. I didn't really know what it meant to be on a travelling softball team back then, I just thought it would be as laid back as VAA. My first year I loved it and I had lots of fun and made lots of new friends. I would practice with my dad often so that I could get better. Then I continued with softball all the way through elementary school and middle school. Two…

    Words: 828 - Pages: 4
  • Essay On Transgender Issues In Softball

    Transgender issues in softball have become increasingly more aware in society, which brings up issues on the rules and regulations pertaining to the game. A transgender person should only be allowed to hit the ball size of their sex designated at birth unless they adhere to the rules and regulations pertaining to the league of choice. According to the United States Specialty Softball Association (USSSA) Official Rulebook, “men are not permitted to compete on women’s teams in USSSA sanctioned…

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  • Rituals: Playing College Softball Team

    the long run. Arguably, one of the most rigorous rituals on Transylvania’s campus would have to be the softball team and their practices. To be successful on the softball team,…

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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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  • The Importance Of Stealing A Base In Baseball And Softball

    In this paper I’m going to teach you how to steal a base in baseball and softball. I’ve been playing baseball and softball since I was 3 years old and love it. Now, this paper will not make you do it perfectly, but it will help you get a start on it and with lots of practice and patience you will one day get the hang of it. There are three steps to stealing a base. I’ll start with the first one: the rocker step. The rocker step starts by standing on the base that you’re going to steal from. You…

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