Softball

The history of softball by CamiJo Poelwijk

Facts

  • Softball was invented by George Hancock
  • This game was invented in 1877
  • This game was made on Thanksgiving day, in Chicago.
  • There are over 17 million people in the US that play softball.
  • You need at least 9 players to play, Also softball has 7 innings.
  • The original name of softball was Indoor baseball, Mush ball, And kitten ball.
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Facts

  • Softball is played in over 140 countries.
  • The softball world championship is held every two years.
  • The United States won the gold medal in the Olympics for softball in 1999.
  • There are 197 softball players in the Hall of Fame.