10 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know about Fast Pitch Softball

  1. Softball was originally an indoor sport. It was invented in 1887 by a journalist for the Chicago Board of Trade as a form of indoor baseball to be played during the winter
  2. The bases are 60 feet apart apposed to 90 feet in baseball
  3. Softball is played in over 140 countries
  4. The United States won 3 out of 4 Olympic Appearances
  5. Softball was the first sport to be dropped from the Olympic games in 69 years
  6. In softball you can play Fast Pitch and Slow Pitch
  7. There are 197 players that have been inducted into the Softball Hall of Fame
  8. Today more than 40 million people play softball each summer, making it the number one team participant sport in the United States
  9. The original game of softball was played with a 16 inch ball that was soft enough that there was no need for gloves
  10. The game of Softball did not become a NCAA sanctioned sport until 1910

 

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