Softball

Softball is a variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field. It was invented in 1887 in Chicago as an indoor game. It was at various times called indoor baseball, mush ball, playground, softbund ball, kitten ball, and, because it was also played by women, ladies` baseball. The name softball was given to the game in 1926. A tour....
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softball

softball game noun a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer
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softball

a variant of baseball and a popular participant sport, particularly in the United States. It is generally agreed that softball developed from a game ... [1 related articles]
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softball

Bat-and-ball game, a form of baseball played with similar equipment. The two main differences are the distances between the bases (18.3 m/60 ft) and that the ball is pitched underhand in softball. There are two forms of the game, fast pitch and slow pitch; in the latter the ball must be delivered to home plate in an arc that must no...
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Softball

Softball is a nine-a-side variant of baseball played with a larger ball.
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softball

softball, variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field. Invented (1888) in Chicago as an indoor game, it was at various times called indoor baseball, mush ball, playground ball, kitten ball, and, because it was also played by women, ladies' baseball. The name softball was given t...
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softball

[n] - ball used in playing softball 2. [n] - a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer
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