personally from a catcher as myself, softballs he are called softballs because of the size, color, and how hard it is, of course for womens softballl the ball is usually yellow with red stitching. the softball is clearly ten times larger than a regular Baseball. at some times such as high school softball the ball has a soft leather outer skin but for the professionals its called the rules that it must have a hard texture.
-Emmalie Finch, 22.
Yes! Some people think they aren't because they are called SOFTballs, but they definitely are!
They are actually softer than a baseball
durahide softballs are usually/ should be less expensive and are often used in games for this reason. leather softballs are a lot better for pitching.
Softballs are white or black.
Softballs are made in all countries of the world.
Official softballs weigh 6.8 oz.
Softballs are generally heavier than baseballs.
They use softballs to pitch, throw, and hit with. but they are not soft
The reason they call them softballs is because they have a soft core not because they are supposed to be soft on the outside.
slow pitch ball is harder
One is thrown slow and the other is thrown fast.
Softballs - 2012 is rated/received certificates of: Canada:14A (Ontario)
1 baseball: 5 softballs
Yes they can
the softballs are pitched from a shorter distance than baseball therefore harder to see. the bright yellow color improves the visibility of the ball.
Most softballs are made out of a solid polyurethane core and a leather cover stitched up with a nylon thread. There is also glue attaching the core and the cover of the softball. However, there are some softballs, the more inexpensive ones, that are made of a cork center and a synthetic cover.