Yes! Some people think they aren't because they are called SOFTballs, but they definitely are!
The reason they call them softballs is because they have a soft core not because they are supposed to be soft on the outside.
softballs are just as hard as baseballs. the name is quite confusing, but there is nothing soft about fastpitch softball
personally from a catcher as myself, softballs he are called softballs because of the size, color, and how hard it is, of course for womens softballl the ball is usually yellow with red stitching. the softball is clearly ten times larger than a regular baseball. at some times such as high school softball the ball has a soft leather outer skin but for the professionals its called the rules that it must have a hard texture. -Emmalie Finch, 22.
Softballs are white or black.
durahide softballs are usually/ should be less expensive and are often used in games for this reason. leather softballs are a lot better for pitching.
Softballs are made in all countries of the world.
Official softballs weigh 6.8 oz.
Softballs are generally heavier than baseballs.
dont bounce it off cement or other hard rough surfaces and keep them out of the rain or wet areas.
Softballs - 2012 is rated/received certificates of: Canada:14A (Ontario)