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)
- Wikipedia: Softball is a variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field. It was invented in 1887 in Chicago, Illinois, United States as an indoor game. It was at various times called indoor baseball, mush ball, playground, softball, kitten ball, and because it was also played by women, ladies' baseball. The name softball was given to the game in 1926, because the ball used to be soft.
- Softball Category
- National Pro Fastpitch , the main professional women's softball league in the United States.
- Softball Australia , the governing body of softball in Australia.
- 16-inch softball - 16-inch softball is a variant of softball, but using a bigger ball with no gloves or mitts on the fielders.
- Rounders ? a similar game from which baseball and softball are thought to have evolved.
- Tee Ball ? a reformed version of baseball.
- Dartball ? a game of darts that uses rules similar to softball and is played on a large dartboard that resembles a softball field.
- Summer Olympic disciplines
- Sports originating in the United States
- News, National Softball Association of the Deaf www
News, Softball Association of the Deaf, message board, directory, and by-laws for this organization that administers softball tournaments for the deaf and hard-of-hearing in the United States. National Softball Association of the Deaf.
- A Fastpitch Softball Directory www
A directory indexing Fastpitch Softball and Softball related sites and resources. Softball Directory. Includes college, professional, competitive, recreational, and business. Fastpitch Softball Directory.
- Nationwide SoftballTournaments.com www
Nationwide directory of Softball only tournaments. SoftballTournaments.com.
- Informations Ligue francophone belge de baseball et softball (LFBBS) www
Informations sur les clubs et la pratique du baseball et du softball en partie francophone du pays. francophone belge de baseball et softball (LFBBS). Ligue francophone belge de baseball et softball (LFBBS).
- Les Baseball club contois www
Les Cobras comptent deux équipes, club contois, l'une féminine et l'autre masculine. Actualité et historique de ce club. Contes, Alpes-Maritimes, France. Baseball club contois.
- NSA Columbus Lesbian and Gay Softball Association (CLGSA) www
NSA sanctioned gay and lesbian softball league of Columbus, Lesbian and Gay Softball Association (CLGSA), Ohio from beginners' or competitive level leagues. Schedules, standings, tournament information and other news of the association. Columbus Lesbian and Gay Softball Association (CLGSA).
- Athletic Big Apple Softball League, Inc. NYC www
Athletic and social outlet open to everyone. Apple Softball League, Inc. NYC. History, events calendar, and membership information. Big Apple Softball League, Inc. NYC.
- Men's Central PA Modified Pitch Softball www
Men's league based in Harrisburg, Modified Pitch Softball, Pennsylvania. Includes news, scores, playoff brackets, results, schedule, message board, standings, photos, rules, shop, and prior year results. Central PA Modified Pitch Softball.
- Comprehensive Carroll County Sports Complex www
Comprehensive softball information, County Sports Complex, leagues, tournaments, camps, schedules, directions, weather, fundraising, local information and links. Carroll County Sports Complex.
- Softball San Diego Sports Leagues www
Softball and volleyball leagues for Men, Diego Sports Leagues, Women and Coed teams. San Diego Sports Leagues.
- South SC Softball www
South Carolina softball news, Softball, tournament listings, and message boards. SC Softball.
- Alexa: Softball Sports
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Softball Sports
- DMOZ: Softball Sports
dmoz.org Directory: Softball Sports