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It is an extra outfielder. Normally, you assign a "right-center" and "left-center", but some teams use a "rover" that plays 10-20 feet outside the infield on the "pull" side of the hitter. For example, a deep short stop for a right handed batter. In my estimation, a shortfielder makes softball, as its name implies, soft. Why should it require 10 "men" to do job that 9 do in Baseball when a hardball is hit much farther and harder than a softball? There's also the fact that a hardball field (when enclosed by a fence) is usually larger with wider gaps in the outfield than a softball field. The answer to MY question is obvious; softball is usually played by slower, older and less capable athletes, Eddie Fayner, or however you spell his name, not withstanding.

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