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Differences Between Softball and Baseball The softball is usually about 12 inches in circumference, compared to 9 inches for a baseball

The ball is pitched underhand in softball, overhand in baseball

The bases are 60 feet apart in softball, 90 feet apart in baseball

There are 7 innings in a softball game, 9 in a baseball game

Softball starting players may re-enter the game after the first substitution (a second substitution is permanent, the starter may not re-enter). In baseball, a substitution of any kind is permanent

Softball is pitched from a flat 'circle', instead of a mound, as in baseball

The softball infield is all dirt, baseball has grass in the infield

Depending on the softball governing body, distance from the pitching rubber to the plate is 43' or 45', baseball is 60'6"

The outfield fences are typically 300' in softball, a little further in baseball

Because of the proximity of the pitcher to the plate, the size of the ball and a couple of other features, Softball strategy involves much more 'small ball', meaning bunting and slapping to advance runners in order to score.

Other answers from the community:The objective of the games are basically the same. Balls/strikes/outs are consistent. Baseball can leave the base prior to the pitcher releasing the ball, whereas in softball the runners may not leave until the ball is released. If you are familiar with baseball, you can research softball under ASA or Pony leagues for additional information.

At the minutia level of detail, softball players curiously do not wear pants, like baseball players [in 2008, the trend toward pants is gaining momentum...basically TEAM USA (the Olympic Team, is one of the last organized teams that wear shorts]. The softball is usually yellow vs. white. The softball pitcher may leave the pitching rubber during delivery before releasing the ball; in baseball this would be an illegal pitch. The softball bat is also different from a baseball bat in that it is not tapered. In ASA Softball, all players are required to have a cage attached to the batting helmet.

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