One of the greatest victories for softball enthusiasts occurred in 1991 with
the addition of women's fast pitch softball to the program of the 1996
Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. In fact, the USA defeated China 3-1 to
capture softball's first Olympic Gold Medal. On that July 30, day a capacity
crowd of over 8,700 witnessed the USA win behind the pitching of Michele
Granger of Anchorage, Alaska and Lisa Fernandez of Long Beach,
Softball originated in Chicago on Thanksgiving Day, 1887. A group of about twenty young men had gathered in the gymnasium of the Farragut Boat Club in order to hear the outcome of the Harvard-Yale football game. After Yale's victory was announced and bets were paid off, a man picked up a stray boxing glove and threw it at someone, who hit it with a broom. George Hancock, usually considered the inventor of softball, shouted, "Let's play ball!" He tied the boxing glove so that it resembled a ball, chalked out a diamond on the floor (smaller dimensions than those of a baseball field in order to fit the gym) and broke off a broom handle to serve as a bat. What proceeded was an odd, smaller version of baseball. That game is now, 111 years later, known as the first softball game. Softball may have seen its death on the day of its birth if Hancock had not been so fascinated by it. In one week, he created an oversized ball and an undersized rubber-tipped bat and went back to the gym to paint permanent white foul lines on the floor. After he wrote new rules and named the sport indoor baseball, a more organized, yet still new, game was played. Its popularity was immediate.
yes very much so he plays softball and wont shower with his lady friend.
In the summer of 1905, Kansas was plagued by an overabundance of flies, which, as well as causing annoyance, aided in the spread of disease. Dr. Samuel Crumbine, a member of the Kansas board of health, wanted to raise public awareness of the threat of flies. He was inspired by a chant at a local Topeka softball game: "swat the ball". In a health bulletin published soon afterwards, he exhorted Kansans to "swat the fly". In response, a schoolteacher named Frank H. Rose created the "fly bat", a device consisting of a yardstick attached to a piece of screen. Crumbine invented the device now commonly known as the fly swatter.
the catcher and the batter In addition all base runners on deck batter and any player coaching first or third base.
Stacey NuvemanShe was on three U.S. Olympic softball teams, and helped lead the way to many Olympic victories.
George Hancock is considered the true inventor of softball.
the lady hounds are the New Wilmington Area High School softball team.....the greatest softball team ever
A foul ball is considered a strike in softball if you catch it its an out. but if it bounces of a fence an you catch it its not an out. If it bounces of an that would have been the third stike then its an out
offensive mvp, defensive mvp, greatest homeruns
Not necessarily, most softball recruiting is done through travel/summer teams. Also, many softball programs are not that good and could be considered a waste of time.
In my opinion, I'd say Jennie Finch. She is my idol.