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SOFTBALL

NAMA AHLI KUMPULAN :


1. SYAHMI
2. MIQDAD
3. SYAMER
HISTORY OF SOFTBALL

Thehistory of softballdates back to Thanksgiving Day of 1887


It was invented in 1887 inChicago,Illinois,United Statesas an
indoor game
The first rules were published in 1889.
The name "softball" dates back to 1926, the game also called as
"indoor baseball", "kitten ball", and "diamond ball", names for the
game included "mush ball", and "pumpkin ball".
The first softball league outside the United States was organized
inTorontoin 1897 and the first British women's softball league
was established in 1953.
HISTORY OF SOFTBALL

FIRST SOFTBALL TEAM THAT HAS BEEN CREATED SINCE 1897.


EQUIPMENT OF SOFTBALL

Equipment required in softball includes a ball, a bat (metal or


wooden), gloves, uniforms and protective gear.

Equipment Features
BALL The permitted circumferences in
international play are 120.125in
(30.50.3cm), inmassbetween
6.25oz (178g) and 7.0oz (198.4g)
in fastpitch.
Major League Baseball, a baseball
has a mass between 5
and514ounces (142 and 149g), and
is 9to914inches (229235mm) in
circumference (2783in or 7376mm
in diameter).
Equipment Features

BAT The bat used by the batter can be


made of wood, aluminum, or
composite materials such as carbon
fiber.
Sizes may vary but they may be no
more than 34 inches (86cm) long, 2.4
inches (6cm) in diameter, or 38
ounces (1.1kg) inmass.
The standard bat barrel diameter for
both slowpitch and fastpitch softball is
214inches.
Equipment Features
GLOVES All defensive players wear
fielding gloves, made of
leather or similar material.
Gloves have webbing between
the thumb and forefinger,
known as the "pocket".
No glove larger than 14"
(36cm) can be used in ASA
(American Softball Association)
sanctioned play.
There are different size gloves
for different positions on the
field.
An infielder's glove is typically
the smallest glove on the field.
Equipment Features
UNIFORM Each team wears a distinctive
uniform.
The uniform may include a cap
or visor, a shirt, tight sliding
undershorts (optional), socks,
and pants; these are the
components for which
standards are set.
A fielder who chooses to wear
a helmet (see below) is not
required to wear a cap.
Many female players use
"sliding shorts", otherwise
known as compression shorts
in other sports.
Equipment Features
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT Helmets must be worn by
batters and runners in
fastpitch.
In NCAA fastpitch softball you
have the option to wear a
helmet with or without a face
mask.
In fastpitch, the catcher must
wear a protective helmet with
a face-mask and throat
protector, shin guards and
body protector. Shin guards
also protect the kneecap.
In slow pitch, the catcher must
wear a helmet and mask at
youth levels.
At adult levels, there is no
formal requirement for the
catcher to wear a mask,
although the official rules
recommend it. A female
catcher may optionally wear a
body protector in slow pitch.[
GAMEPLAY OF SOFTBALL

The playing field is divided into 'fair territory' and 'foul territory'.
Fair territory is further divided into the 'infield', and the 'outfield',
and the territory beyond the outfield fence.
The field is defined by 'foul lines' that meet at a right angle at
'home plate'.
Behind home plate is a 'backstop'. It must be between 25 and 30
feet (7.62 and 9.14 meters) behind home plate depending on the
type of division that is playing.
Near the center of the diamond is the pitching plate. In fastpitch,
a skinned circle 16 feet (4.88 meters) in diameter known as the
pitching circle is around the pitching plate.
(1) OFFICIAL BASELINE DIMENSIONS
(2) FASTPITCH PITCHING DISTANCES
(3) SLOW PITCH PITCHING DISTANCES
REFERENCES
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