The Sports: (Softball Sports )


In this section, we are treating Softball as the generic name for three distinct sports: Fastpitch, Modified Pitch, and Slowpitch. All three sports are international in nature and are played by men, women, boys and girls in every part of the United States. No sites will be listed under the section of Softball. They must be put under one of the distinct sports or must be listed under the subcategories (like Software) that apply to all three sports. The most recognizable distinction between the sports is in the pitching delivery. The major governing bodies (ASA, NSA, USSSA, PONY and others) provide on-line and published rule books which give descriptions of the different pitching styles as well as other variations in the way the games are played. Softball Sports.

A tournament held in 1933 at the Chicago World's Fair spurred interest in the game. The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America (founded 1933) governs the game in the United States and sponsors annual sectional and World Series championships. (wikipedia)