Updating partially finished bats
For example, depending if the pitcher pitches a fastball, in softball the ball would most likely rise while in baseball because the pitcher is on a hill, the ball would drop.
Sixteen-inch softball, also sometimes referred to as "mush ball" or "super-slow pitch" (although the ball is not soft at all) , is a direct descendant of Hancock's original game.In fast pitch softball the entire infield is dirt, whereas the infield in baseball is grass except at the bases and on the pitcher's mound which are dirt.Softball mounds are also flat, while baseball mounds are a small hill.Modified softball restricts the "windmill" wind-up usually used by fastpitch pitchers, although the pitcher is allowed to throw as hard as possible with the restricted back swing.Softball rules vary somewhat from those of baseball." and the game began, with the boxing glove tightened into a ball, a broom handle serving as a bat. George Hancock is credited as the game's inventor for his development of a 17" ball and an undersized bat in the next week.
The Farragut Club soon set rules for the game, which spread quickly to outsiders.
Softball recreational leagues for children use 11-inch balls until they participate in travel ball around age 12 and adjust to a 12-inch sized ball.
The infield in softball is smaller than on an adult or high school baseball diamond but identical to that used by Little League Baseball; each base is 60 ft (18 m) from the next, as opposed to baseball's 90 ft (27 m).
Defensive players are not allowed to wear fielding gloves.
Sixteen-inch softball is played extensively in Chicago, and New Orleans.
Envisioned as a way for baseball players to maintain their skills during the winter, the sport was called "Indoor Baseball".