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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Are Softballs Called Softballs?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Are Softballs Called Softballs?

There’s nothing soft about the 6 or 7 ounce, 11- to 12-inch ball at the center of the sport of softball. But, if it’s not soft (which it isn’t), why is a softball a softball? It actually all goes back to the “ball” that the game began with. In 1887, a group of Harvard &…Read More