There is a Professional Softball League in the United States, named the National Pro Fastpitch league, with some 6-8 teams/cities playing in 2008, in Midwest and eastern major cities, featuring top former college stars. See http://www.profastpitch.com
even though it is an athletic game the reason that softball if not a major league sport is due to the size of the ball. that is sadly the only reason why. people dont find it as interesting if the ball is easily hit, womens softball is a different story tho. because in mens league your underhand pitch is slow but for women the pitch is fast. but once again the problem is the ball size and that so many people undermine womens sports.
There is Pro Softball, it is called the NPF "National Pro Fastpitch"
Most people think it is not worthy to be an olympic sport and there are many people that are working on bringing it back
It is not played worldwide
yes NFL NBA MLB MLS
Yes, if you consider Olympic teams to be professional.
depends, in the mls, united states major league soccer, there are 15. there are 32 teams in the world cup, all from different countries. but there are so many professional leagues throughout Europe and Africa and Asia that theres probably well over 5,000. though chacha answers says that there are 2028
9 just like in baseball on the field but im not sure how many total on a team
Softball is still professional!!! There is currently a men and womens professional league. the professional womens teams have many Olympians on it such as the famous pitchers monica abott and jenny finch.
there is pro softball!
Valencia & Levante are the 2 professional teams. Many in lower leagues plus 'B' Teams
Female, they also have softball leagues for adults. Which is usually co-ed. Both genders play softball although it is more common to see all female or co-ed teams than it is to see all male teams.
College. Pro softball team get their players directly from a college draft.