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Learning The “Secrets” of Sports

What Made Softball the Sport That It Is Today In the year of 1887, the first ever game of softball was played on the Day of Thanksgiving. It came into existence after paying of bets was made after the football game between Harvard and Yale. The softball game rose to existence when a Yale person decided out of the blue to throw a boxing glove at some Harvard graduates, and then one of the grads used a broom to hit the glove being thrown at them. The game of softball actually started off as an indoor game. One of Yale and Harvard’s alumni named George Hancock used a boxing glove and formed it into a softball, and then using a chalk, drew a diamond on the boat club’s own floor. The players of the game did not yet wear any form of gloves because the softball formed from glove is just soft. Hence, the first ever softball game finished off with a score of 40-41.
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Subsequently, Hancock decided to make some rules for the game and wrote them down, and create a rubber-tipped bat and a softball. Going back to the floor of the boat club, he decided to mark it with permanent foul lines.
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What started off as an indoor sport now became an outdoor sport. In Chicago during the winter, softball was declared one of the most favorite sports to play. This sport is the reason why during the season of winter, a lot of baseball players still keep practicing the game. Right after the winter season, the game of softball was then brought outdoors and was played in the fields using much smaller diamonds. Even so, the game of softball would have never developed and evolved into what it is today without the help of the fire marshall Lewis Rober. While waiting for any fire calls, Rober made sure to let his Minneapolis firemen play the sport for them not to get bored. By making use of a lot adjacent to their fire station, Lewis Rober made sure to mark this as his softball field for this firemen to play. Rober soon realized that compared with baseball, there is more action and offense in the game of softball because of its larger and softer balls being played in smaller fields. He made it his rule to finish the game with only seven innings so that it can just be finished off within an hour. The games were then being played by various fire house teams and garnered to as much as 3,000 spectators. This also blossomed into softball games being played in playgrounds and parks all over the city. In the year of 1913, it then became an official sport as declared by the Minneapolis Park Board. Later on, the game of softball was then considered an international sport. It became popular from different parts of the world from Canada to Milwauke to the Midwest. But, in different places, the rules and regulations of the game are slightly different. For instance, it is considered with different sorts of names. Finally, in the year of 1926, the name softball became official for this specific kind of sport.