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They are both very similar especially in fastpitch, the differences come in the various rules such as a runner cannot leave base until the ball has left the pitchers hand, the dimentions are smaller 60 feet vs. 90ft between bases and 43 feet to the mound vs 60. The bats are different since Baseball uses wood(mlb) or aluminum (college) that are tapered where softball uses a barrel style bat and are all either aluminum or composite.Slap bunting rules are the same for both but used more often in softball. Substitution rules are basically the same except in softball there is a dp or designated player who hits only, a defo. who can play only defense if opted by the coach, where in mlb the al. has adopted a similer rule called the designated hitter but in the nl. the pitcher must hit for himself, or be substituted. 1. Round ball. 2. Four bases. 3. Same bats. 4. Same positions(maybe not the same number, like outfielders) That,s all unless you include a crowd and some of the dimensions of the field.

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