Softball is a variant of baseball played with a larger ball (11 in. to 12 in. sized 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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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."
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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!
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