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The Incredible Softball History

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Fact #1: Softball was not invented by divas and the first softball game didn’t use a ball!

For many years football had been the norm and the talk in town. Nations within and without America had always cherished participating in football. The old folks organized and executed the football games at different venues. I mean, even today, football is almost as essential to boys as food is. In one such football event back in the year 1887 a game called Softball was invented. This happened during a Harvard –Yale football game in Chicago. According to The Facts Net, while waiting for the results of the football match, a Yale fan had angrily thrown a boxing glove at a Harvard supporter who kicked it back using a stick.  A journalist for the Chicago board of trade by the name George Hancock yelled back happily with a “…play ball!” George Hancock later designed the game in a week’s time. First the game was only an indoor game but it later advanced to become an outdoor match and eventually was put as one of the Olympic support in 1996. So, sorry if you have always thought that softball begun like hide-and-seek. Our fun fact-file states that:

In a nutshell:

1 .a Softball was invented by a man (George Hancock) and not a lady.

1 .b the first softball game was played using a glove and a stick!

1 .c Softball was initially designed to be an indoor game. Does that ring a bell about the softball field design?

Fact #2: Okla, a in Oklahoma, has held the highest number of Women’s College World Series

The Women’s College World Series is perhaps the biggest softball series that brings together players from different softball-playing nations. This king of all diva softball competitions (Women’s College World Series), has been played in Okla for about 24 times. It is recorded by NCAA that the game has been played in Okla since the year 1990 with an exception of the year 1996 when it was hosted in Columbus. So, that is a fact worth bragging if you are from Okla.

Fact #3: School teams from Arizona and California are the highest scorers!

Pretty straight, if you are an Oklahoman, be free to brag with, “…We are the best in hosting worldwide!” But, for a Californian or an Arizonian, you can also brag with “… girl, do we have the highest number of softball trophies worldwide?”  In 2012, NCAA published a report that claimed that Arizona and California had bagged a staggering 23 of the 31 NCAA games that had been played in divisions.

Fact #4: Team USA in Softball has won 8 in 11 World Olympic appearances

Our fun-facts reveal that the women softball’s Team USA has bagged just about all the trophies since it has made its occurrences in the world completions back in the year 1996. Such a record makes it conceivable to conclude that Team USA wins 4 in every 5 world softball games. As such, if not an Oklahoman, Arizonian, Californian, you can brag that as an American, we always win. The latest USA world win was concluded with a 6-1 win when pitching against Japan. So, let’s all make it Team USA.

Fact #5: 147 countries and over 6 million girls actively play softball worldwide

Though it begun small, softball is growing to become the king among ladies’ games. Already, it has been accepted in 147 countries and it has been scheduled to be officially included in the World Olympic Games by the year 2016 (next year). So, there we go, I already got you a new year tip if you would love to be known worldwide.




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