In 1887 softball became a sport and the name softball was given in 1926.Softball was founded by Phillip K. Wrigley and lasted between 1943-1954. Although a lot of people think softball was received by baseball, softball actually came about because of a football game.
the positions for softball are the basemen 1,2 and 3, pitcher, shortstop,catcher, left, right and middle outfield. Here is a image to show an example.
Equipment that you need
For softball you will need a pair of batting gloves, a mitt, bat, helmet, softball pants and socks and a softball bag to carry your equipment.