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.
There are none.
softball has a bigger ball, the oitcher pitches different, and the bases are closer.
The rules aren't that different actually. Softball and baseball are nearly the same sport, with just a few minor differences.
history and difference of baseball and softball?-their equipment,-playing area,-terminologies,-skills in softball,-rules of the game softball and baseball?
I'm a girl speaking, and the difference of softball and baseball is that they both suck my THICK FAT DICK/SOFT DIRTYPUSSY
There are several key differences between softball and baseball regulations. The first difference is that there are different pitching rules. In baseball the ball is pitched overhand and in softball the ball is pitched underhand. There is also different sizes for balls, softballs are bigger than baseballs. There is also different rules in leading. For softball you can only leave the base once the ball leaves the pitchers hand, in baseball you are allowed to leave the base prior to the pitcher releasing the ball. Another difference is that in baseball bases are 90 feet apart, and in softball they are 60 feet apart.
essentially the games and rules are the same with a few differences. some softball is played with ten fielders the 10th usually being called a short center and playing between where the center fielder stands and where the 2nd base is placed. there are obvious pitching rules (softball is underhand pitch and baseball has no rule requiring a pitch to be underhanded or overhanded) another difference is that baseball players at all levels from local 9 yr old leagues to the MLB are required to wear a hat and to wear it bill forward while in the field and softball players do not have to do this (in some organized softball only the pitcher is allowed to not wear a hat or visor but most of the time no one has to).
they are the same as in baseball
the game of baseball
Baseball and Softball are essentially the same thing. Except one is played with a larger, softer ball. There are many different rules*, but it essentially is the same thing. -Brett *I believe
That you have to use a bat and glove to be able to play.
Baseball and cricket are two different activities of sport. They both have different aims of the game and different rules.
Softball is a variant of baseball. All the rules are essentially the same, however, the ball is bigger in softball and therefore easier to hit and doesn't go as far when hit.
10 players that are to old to play baseball get together and drink beer.
They are realted by having the same concept. Players need to hit the ball, get on base,and score and they need to be able to stop the ball. The rules, bases, and the ball and bates are some differences.
pretty much every rule is the same with some exceptions for pitching because that is the only major difference between the two
check the website of the French national association of softball and baseball clubs at: http://www.ffbsc.org/
Baseball is much like softball, only with some changed and varied rules. Kickball is also like softball in that you send a ball flying and run the bases.
What are some rules of softball that have changed in the past 50 years?
George Hancock invented softball. He also wrote the first rules.
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.
in ASA rules yes in USSSA softball rules no
yes, there are no rules/regulations for pitching in softball. that's just baseball.
1887 and it was 20 men who first started playing. George Hancock is considered to be the guy who started it all it was in Chicago and it wasn't called softball it was indoor baseball but it had all the rules that softball has.
Amateur Softball Association