Here are some fun and interesting facts about softball.
2)Not many people know that softball was also called The Kitten Ball after Lewis Rober’s softball team “The Kittens”.
3)Softball was included in Olympic games in 1996. U.S. Olympic team member Dot Richardson who was an orthopedic surgeon by profession scored the winning shot and won gold medal game.
4)It has been reported that during all the softball matches held in 1996 Olympics, all seats were booked for the matches. It didn’t happen with any other game at that time and this shows how softball was popular even in the 1990s.
5)Softball was the first ever game to be dropped in Olympics in 70 years. The decision was made in 2005 and during 2008 Olympics games.
6)The story how softball started is quite interesting. The history shows that during a Harvard and Yale football match in Chicago, a fan threw the folded glove at Harvard supporter who threw it back with a stick. This gave George
7)The first ever champion of softball was held in 1965 and it was a women’s tournament. Interestingly, the championship was organized in Australia and not the US.
8)Softball is considered the safest play for children as well as adults. The percentage of injuries in the game is very low when we compare it with other games. According to
9)You might wonder why this game is called softball. According to reports, the name has been taken from the fun play when people throw snow at each other and as the ice is soft so the game was named softball. While there are many people who believe the name was adopted in 1926 but has nothing soft like the name softball. Now that you know this, let’s talk about getting some personalized sublimated Softball jerseys.
10)The reports reveal that more than 40 million people play softball
11)The US has won three of four Olympic appearances in softball. The first was held in 1996 that the US won. However, the game was dropped in 2004 and 2008. It was Japan that won the last softball championships.
12)It is the only game where you can pitch
13)The Championship of softball is held after every two years. However, men and women’s championships are held in the alternate years.
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