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Softball is a direct descendant of Baseball, only the ball is bigger.

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An Overview of Softball

One team is on offence, the other on defence. The team on offence take it in turns to hit the ball and run as far around the pitch as possible before the ball is caught by the other team. The defence team catch members of the opposing team out by catching the ball mid-air or throwing it to a member of their own team who is defending a base.

It's a fast, fun and sociable game and you only need a glove, bat and ball to get started.

Benefits

It's a team sport so it's the perfect way to make friends and batting and catching the ball helps improve reactions and concentration.

Involvement

Visit the Baseball/Softball UK website to find out how you can get involved.

Facts

  • It was invented in 1887 in Chicago as an indoor game and the earliest known softball game was played in Chicago, Illinois on Thanksgiving Day, 1887.

Find Softball Activities Near You

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Northants Softball Club

A mixed gender softball club for all ages 16+. Relatively new to softball, we are made up of veterans and new comers and currently ply our trade in the MK Softball league. We play and train at St Crispin's playing fields.

BaseballSoftball UK Facilities Fund

BaseballSoftball UK Facilities Fund

BaseballSoftballUK, the development agency for both sports in the United Kingdom, has launched its new Facilities Fund. BSUK has committed £10,000 per year to the Fund for the next five years, and Development Chartered clubs and leagues can apply for up to £5,000 in funding.