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Generally softball is a faster paced game than Baseball. The rules of softball vary depending on which association your playing under. Some leagues start every at bat with the count at 1 and 1, this drasticaly speeds up the game. The ASA only allows you three strikes, meaning that if you have two strikes, and you foul a ball, you are out. This is done to help speed the game along. Also most softball leagues only play 7 innings as opposed to the 9 played in baseball. Some rules in Major League Baseball are there to help speed the game along as well, for instance the pitcher technically only has 20 seconds to throw a pitch once the catcher throws it back to him, however there are no limits to timeouts in baseball, so the batter can call a timeout any time he chooses (provided the umpire grants his request), and then the catcher can call a timeout to have a meeting on the mound with a pitcher...

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In terms of actual speed, a baseball pitch is much faster then a softball pitch. However, a softball pitcher throws from a shorter distance so it often looks just as fast if not faster then a baseball pitcher.

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IN baseball players use a smaller ball that's 9 oz I forgot the the circumfrance was.While a softball is 60% bigger.

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The softball has longer legs.

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