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Softball

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.

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Most people look at softball and think that it is a girly sport. No. If you have never been hit by a softball or have never slide to base then you don't have a right to comment on it. haha

Contributed by Elena Ramirez

Where is at began

Continue to play for the little girl who fell in love with the sport

Contributed by Montana Schug

People who play this game must love failure. Why do I say this? It is truly a game of failure. To be a successful player you must fail majority of the time. There is a way to handle the failure though. You need to embrace the heart and truly use the failure to better yourself. No one will ever be perfect in the game of softball. As Babe Ruth once said, "Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

Contributed by Montana Schug

Hard work yields Champions

This is a picture of a 18 and under softball team that won The World Series in Columbus, Ohio in the summer of 2014. This is my team. We worked hard at practices and after three years of playing together, we had an amazing season. It'd be awesome to be recognized for our hard work!

Contributed by Abbey McKee

My love for this sport started at a young age.

We were the best team in our city because our coach had many meetings like this to make our game better

Contributed by Nia Garcia

I came to eat seeds and kick butt, and I'm all out of seeds.

Contributed by JaKyra Harris

Bats and balls may give me bruises but the game will never hurt me

Contributed by JaKyra Harris

The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.

Contributed by JaKyra Harris

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