The Roman name of Londinium.
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a simple other name for a softball diamond is a feild
Well actually another name for baseball is hardball which are played by males. Softball is a name for what girls play. The name of the sport was actually named by the ball. Softball, a ball that is soft. They kept the sport simple.
It comes from the old Dutch word "goud".
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.
There are a number of associations in softball but I will presume you are asking about ASA (amateur softball association).