Hi everyone! On my blog today I will be talking about Softball.
Softball is something that I have grown to be passionate for. I have played this sport for 9 years and I have put a lot of effort and dedication into it.
Here is some details on Softball history.
Softball was first mention in 1887, in Chicago, as a indoor version of Baseball, but with a bigger ball and a smaller field. The popularity grew very slowly of the game until 1933, when there was a fair and Softball had made an appearance. That year The Amateur Softball Association was formed. From that year on softball had became more popular and it rules and environment changed. Softball later became an outdoor sport and the fields are still smaller then a baseball field but they increased the fence line from 200 feet to 220 feet, instead of the white on white balls like a base ball but bigger they switched to a yellow with red stitching ball. Also instead of having a 13 inning game they switched it to a 9 but then later switched it again to a 7 inning game. Most of these rule changes were for entertainment purpose’s. People want to watch big hits and amazing catches and bases scored etc. so these changes allowed a game that is slower paste, then most sports, have entertaining and worth while plays and hits to be seen. Softball attire was also upgraded over the years. Women had started off by wearing shorts and high socks with a jersey of some sort. Not long after softball became more popular, longer pants had been introduced but women and girls mainly stayed with the shorts for a number of years until the transition of the longer pants had become more popular.