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Baseball is played with a smaller and harder ball than softball, hence the term SOFTball.

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How a softball and baseball different?

Softball and baseball are different for several reasons. First off the ball size of a softball and baseball are different. A softball is bigger than a baseball. Also a softball is yellow and a baseball is white. Also the dimensions of the field are different. In softball the bases are 60 ft apart and the baseball bases are 90 ft apart. The fences vary and the pitchers mounds for different leagues in both, but in baseball both the pitching mound and the fences tend to be a further than in softball. The pitching motions of the two are also different. In baseball one pitches overhand and in softball they pitch underhand. The games have the same basics concept, but differ a great deal.


Which is bigger softball or baseball and why?

Are you asking if which sport is more popular, or which object is larger, a baseball or a softball? A softball is a larger ball then a baseball, but baseball is tremendously more popular than softball.


Why the ball of baseball is hard why the game is called softball?

Baseball is not called softball. The game of softball is called softball because the ball used is softer than a baseball.


Why did they name softball softball?

They named it softball because the game of softball was derived from Baseball. The baseball had a hard core whereas the softball has a soft core, so they named it softball. Although the ball is not softball the core of the ball is soft.


The major differences between baseball and softball?

softball uses a bigger ball than baseball and softball uses bigger bats than baseball.


Is it safe to hit a softball with a baseball bat?

completely! a softball is less hard than a baseball but a baseball bat will not harm the softball in any way


Is a baseball or a softball heavier?

A softball


What is heavier a baseball or a softball?

a softball


Which is bigger softball or baseball?

softball


Which is better softball or baseball?

softball


Why did they name the softball?

They named it softball because the game of softball was derived from baseball. The baseball had a hard core whereas the softball has a soft core, so they named it softball. Although the ball is not softball the core of the ball is soft.


What is the main difference between baseball and softball?

the thing about softball is that the ball thrown by the pitcher is different than baseball in baseball they trow it normal and in softball the pitcher trows it as a circular form, and baseball is played most by man and softball women.


Is there any difference in the stitches in a baseball and a softball?

No there is not difference in the stitches of a baseball and softball. The softball is just larger, but the stitches are the same.


What are the differences between a softball and a baseball?

a softball is larger, and most of the time harder. a baseball is used in mens baseball, as to a softball is used in womens. hope i helped,


What are the different skills of softball and baseball?

in softball you throw under hand in baseball you throw over hand. usually the fields in baseball are bigger than in softball.


History and difference between baseball and softball?

history and difference of baseball and softball?-their equipment,-playing area,-terminologies,-skills in softball,-rules of the game softball and baseball?


What are the sizes of baseball and softball bats?

16 to 36 for baseball same for softball.


Is a softball bigger than a baseball?

Yes a softball is bigger than a baseball.


How does softball and baseball differ from the batter?

in baseball the pitcher is standing 66feet 6 inch from the plate in fastpitch the pitcher is standing 43 feet from the plate ,there is less reaction time for the fastpitch batter


Describe the strike zone in softball?

For fast pitch softball, international play and NCAA is bottom of the shoulders to lower portion of the knees. And the width of the plate. NOTE: Due to size of the ball the strike zone in softball can seem wider than MLB, but it's similar. Also the rules of the batters box differ between softball and baseball.


Does a baseball or a softball goes further if you hit it from the same distance?

no, thethe gravity of a baseball is bigger than a softball's. so baseball has more friction than softball. hence, if you hit both of them from the same speed ,baseball will go further than softball.


How is softball different from baseball?

softball has a bigger ball and despite its name, the official softball is the same hard as a baseball also, the ball is pitched underarm in softball


What is heavier a baseball or softball?

An official baseball is 5 oz. and an Official Softball is 6.8oz.


Is a baseball bigger than a softball?

No, a standard baseball is smaller than a standard softball.


What is heavier a softball or baseball?

An official baseball is 5 oz. and an Official Softball is 6.8oz.