In softball what is a walk?
A walk is when 4 balls are thrown that are not in the strike zone of the umpire. the balls may be thrown in any order, such as a strike, 2 balls, a strike and a 2 balls. The batter is then walked. You can also be hit by a pitch, which would earn you a base as a walk.
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Answer In 1887, George Hancock, a journalist for the Chicago Board ofTrade, invented softball. He designed the game as a form of indoorbaseball on a cold winter. For more information about who invented softball and softballhistory, click on the related links below. The game of softball originated i…n Chicago on Thanksgiving Day, 1887. A group of about twenty young men had gathered in the gymnasium of the Farragut Boat Club in order to hear the outcome of the Harvard-Yale football game. After Yale's victory was announced and bets were paid off, a man picked up a stray boxing glove and threw it at someone, who hit it with a pole. George Hancock, usually considered the inventor of softball, shouted, "Let's play ball!" He tied the boxing glove so that it resembled a ball, chalked out a diamond on the floor (smaller dimensions than those of a baseball field in order to fit the gym) and broke off a broom handle to serve as a bat. What proceeded was an odd, smaller version of baseball. That game is now, 111 years later, known as the first softball game. Softball may have seen its death on the day of its birth if Hancock had not been so fascinated by it. In one week, he created an oversized ball and an undersized rubber-tipped bat and went back to the gym to paint permanent white foul lines on the floor. After he wrote new rules and named the sport indoor baseball, a more organized, yet still new, game was played. Its popularity was immediate. Hancock's original game of indoor baseball quickly caught on in popularity, becoming international with the formation of a league in Toronto. That year, 1897, was also the premiere publication of the Indoor Baseball Guide. This was the first nationally distributed publication on the new game and it lasted a decade. In the spring of 1888, Hancock's game moved outdoors. It was played on a small diamond and called indoor-outdoor. Due to the sport's mass appeal, Hancock published his first set of indoor-outdoor rules in 1889. While Chicago was definitely softball's birthplace, the game saw some modification in Minneapolis. The year was 1895 when Lewis Rober, Sr., (a fire department officer) needed an activity to keep his men occupied and in shape during their free time. He created his game to fit the confines of a vacant lot next to the firehouse and the result was instantly appealing. Surprisingly, Rober was probably not familiar with Hancock's version of the sport because it was still concentrated in Chicago at that time. The following year, 1896, Rober was moved to a new unit with a new team to manage. In honor of this group's name, the Kittens, the game was termed Kitten League Ball in 1900. The name was later shortened to kitten ball. In order to reach the Olympics, the women's sport of softball obviously had to grow greatly from its beginnings. The first women's softball team was formed in 1895 at Chicago's West Division High School. They did not obtain a coach for competitive play until 1899 and it was difficult to create interest among fans. However, only five years later, more attention was given to the women's game. The Spalding Indoor Baseball Guide 1904 issue fueled this attention by devoting a large section of the guide to the game of women's softball. The Chicago National Tournament in 1933 also advanced the sport. At this competition, the male and female champions were honored equally. The International Softball World Championships in 1965 developed women's softball by making it an international game, a step towards the Pan-American Games and the Olympics. Eleven years later, women softball players were given the closest equivalent to Major League Baseball with the 1976 formation of the International Women's Professional Softball League. Player contracts ranged from $1,000 to $3,000 per year, but the league disbanded in 1980 because of financial ruin. Vicki Schneider, a St. Louis Softball Hall of Famer and former professional player, recalls this league as being the high point of her career (Schneider). ( Full Answer )
Answer . 4 pitched balls that are not strikes. runner advances to first base. does not count as an at bat or a hit.
Ok, well first you need to be inside, then you find the nearest exit, and walk outside.. when i personally hear the song i start to 'walk it out'
You put one foot in front of the other, and soon you will be walking out the door. What you are actually doing is allowing your body to fall in one direction, so that you land on the other foot. Learning to walk can be hard for some and easy to others. To walkyou will have learn how to keep balance.… ( Full Answer )
It is a lot alike with baseball except the softballs are a lot bigger It is also really fun I suggest trying it.
In most 10 and under age groups, the circumference is 11 inches. That would make the diameter 3.5 inches. From 12 and under until college softball, the circumference is 12 inches. That diameter would be 3.8 inches.
we walk because are bones support us in an upright way they. If we drink lots of milk they will grow stronger
Although Softballs are hard, they used to be an alternative to baseball for those who wanted a softer ball. It was big, soft, and squishy. The softball was then changed to a harder ball but the name stuck.
a bat, glove, and a softball. you might need bases depending on the field, and a catcher needs equipment. Hope this helps!
yes, if you are the batter you can get walked and then steal second you've touched 1st but if you round the base and then go back to first you are out. Technically you have committed to second so i would suggest getting into a run down.
Softballs are yellow so that the players can easily see them. Oncloudy days, a white ball is not easily seen, and this can causeinjuries to players. It also makes it easier to locate balls inlonger grass. Also when it's dark out, some minor leagues play late at night andsince they are minor leagues …they share fields sometimes, sosometimes another team's game would be running late, so the otherteam would have to warm up where there aren't any lights. ( Full Answer )
As a softball player i must say it is popular because parents, family, friends, and fans have as much love for the games as the players. If the players aren't sure this is where they are supposed to be the games is lost for everyone.
when men needed to play baseball indoors. then it became a real sport and the ball became much harder
1) You make fair contact with the ball, and either ground-out or fly-out.\n2) You take your lead to early (before the ball is released from the pitchers hand) and the base umpire catches you.\n3) You strike out.\n4) You foul tip the ball into the catchers glove\n5) You run on a hit ball and the play… is made at the bag you are attempting to advance to on a fielders choice.\n6) You are running the base path and the hit ball hit you before it is fielded by the defense. ( Full Answer )
a walk is when you get 4 balls (when the ball is thrown to high or to low and the batter doesn't swing at it, it is a ball) and get to go to at least 1st base, you can steal the other bases.(just because it's called a 'walk' doesn't mean you get to walk, still run)
Although many people assume that softball was derived from baseball, the sport's first game actually came about because of a football game. The history of softball dates back to Thanksgiving Day of 1887 when several alumni sat in the Chicago, IL Farragut Boat Club anxiously awaiting the outcome of t…he Yale vs. Harvard football game. When Yale was announced as winner, a Yale alumnus playfully threw a boxing glove at a Harvard supporter. The Harvard fan swung at the balled-up glove with a stick, and the rest of the group looked on with interest. George Hancock, a reporter for the Chicago Board of Trade, jokingly called out "Play ball!" and the fist softball game commenced with the football fans using the boxing glove as a ball and a broom handle in place of a bat. ( Full Answer )
softball is a sport u can play.1softball is cool.2 u can play it.3 it is fun
Well actually another name for baseball is hardball which are played by males. Softball is a name for what girls play. The name of the sport was actually named by the ball. Softball, a ball that is soft. They kept the sport simple.
personally from a catcher as myself, softballs he are called softballs because of the size, color, and how hard it is, of course for womens softballl the ball is usually yellow with red stitching. the softball is clearly ten times larger than a regular baseball. at some times such as high school sof…tball the ball has a soft leather outer skin but for the professionals its called the rules that it must have a hard texture. -Emmalie Finch, 22. ( Full Answer )
by getting 4 balls, or getting hit by the ball. you don't swing at any balls. try to stand low and back in the box and in. if the catcher doesn't back up, then you can swing and hit their glove to get an automatic walk. hope that the pitcher is bad
its about love for the game!! . you really have to try if you want to get good. . i have played for a long time and at first i wanted to give up soo glad i didnt!!
Softball babe Ruth can a player be walked without the pitcher throwing the ball and no foul was called?
This happened in the Caribbean baseball league a number of years ago. One of the managers took exception with a call that the home plate umpire made and refused to allow his pitcher to pitch the ball to the following batter. After waiting for a couple minutes, the umpire instructed the pitcher to pi…tch. The manager told the pitcher not to. the umpire then started calling balls. "Ball one.....ball two.....ball three....ball four, take your base. Next batter. Ball one...." Quickly the manager got off the field and allowed his pitcher to pitch. ( Full Answer )
Some drills for catching grounders it that you can get a small piece of wood and strap it onto your hand and learn to use two hands to catch the ball. a sliding drill is to get two eggs and go into the the grass and slide and you have to keep the eggs above your head or they will break. And a …batting drill is stand next to a fence and swing and if you hit the fence your drop your shoulder. ( Full Answer )
go one- throw to first go two- throw to second go three- throw to third go four- throw to home up up up- a pop up is in play and they are going to catch it good cut- good swing good eye- good job swinging at strikes not balls r.b.i- runner batted in.. a hit caused someone to score r.b.a- runner batt…ed around.. a hit moved players around the bases ( Full Answer )
in tournament softball there can be an unlimited number of walks, but in league it doesnt matter how many walks but how many runs. only seven runs allowed.
In softball, the batter can be walked, strikeout, or they can get a hit. Walks are caused by the batter accumulating 4 balls. A ball is a pitch thrown outside of the strike zone. A strike is a pitch thrown inside the strike zone. A batter can get a strike by either swinging and missing the ball, or …they can get a strike from not swinging at a strike within the strike zone. ( Full Answer )
Walking sometimes clears the head, it's liberating too, it's also healthy. If you don't already walk then I recommend that you get some boots on and walk, go and look at the sunset.
It's an offensive option of putting the ball in play. The bunt is done by standing squarely toward the pitcher holding the barrel along with the handle parallel to the ground. The batter just taps the ball with an objective of just putting the ball just in front of her.
There's several ways to record softball games in the playbook, but mostly they are the same as baseball. The most common way is taught here: http://baseball.about.com/od/baseball12/ss/howtoscore_2.htm
They have to pitch the ball underhand in a windmill motion. If you are a pitcher you need to watch out for line drives and make sure to pay attention because the balls can come back very fast.
there is a short stop, a catcher, a pitcher, a first baseman, second baseman, third baseman, left fielder, center fielder, and a right fielder.
There are several skills you must know when you play. You must know how to catch, throw, bat and base run properly. You play defense or stay on the field and try to get the batter out and you will play offense and try to get some runs and hit balls.
Occasionally, you can find a formal softball captain in the competeitve league, but you can find majority of the formally recognized softball captains in rec or modified leagues. In the competetive league, most teams have a informal captain, which means that the whole team follows her lead but never… refers to her as team captain. ( Full Answer )
12in or 11 in all the way around say if you could make a softball flat that is how long it would be
It's becomming more and more popular as time goes by, but being from the California, I'd have to say the West Coast... particularly Southern California. The calibur of play is more advanced, and there are more little league teams, travel teams, ect. If you ever watch college softball or even look at… the stats of team USA softball, the majority of players are from California. The olympic softball training facility is even located in Chula Vista Ca, (near San Diego). ( Full Answer )
No if it is a foul ball or if it hits the fence and you catch it it does not matter you still can play it if it is not foul but if it is foul and you catch it when it hits the fence they just call it a strike. Actually - you CAN catch a ball off the fence. There is no rule against it, however it …will NOT be counted as an out. The fence is part of the field just like the ground. Therefore, if it hits the fence in foul or fair territory, it is played the same as if it had hit the ground before you caught it. ( Full Answer )
You have your catcher, pitcher, 1st baseman, 2nd baseman, short stop, 3rd baseman, right fielder (behind 1st), left fielder (behind 3rd), and you center fielder (behind 2nd)
90 seconds and wrap it in a moist paper towel, this will harden the ball and trust me it works. my team nukes every ball we play with. You want proof this works drop a nuked ball next to a regular ball and just watch the difference in front of your very own eyes.
softball comes in diffrent sizes based on age group..... but they not messured in height but in diameter they go 8in 10in 12in some 14in but that uncommon
Depending on the league rules the answer is usually yes. It would take a combination of a headsup batter/runner, an inattentive firstbaseman and pitcher, and an umpire familiar with the rule in question. But it has certainly been attempted and with success - even in major league baseball!
No it doesn't count as a walk it counts as a hit by pitch or HBP.
There are many ways including tagging a runner with the ball, striking a batter out, thowing the ball to a teammate on a base and then she must step on the base before the runner gets there, catcing a ball, and there are others. I would consult a recent rulebook to find other rules that could cause …outs. ( Full Answer )
No a walk does not count as a hit nor does it count as an at bat.
No but it looks more professional and is much more comfortable to play in because your legs don't get all scratched up
The person who will walk with you is the person that loves you, if you think they love you and they don't walk with you then they don't really love you.
A softball is called a softball because its core is soft and sponge like. The outside is definately not soft but the core is!
if you get caught out if you are running from 1st to 2nd an 1st base puts their foot on the base while they have the ball and you are still running if you are running from 2nd to 3rd or 3rd to home and they tag you with the ball if you hit 3 strikes ( sometimes fouls are counted as strikes)
Well I play softball and the name softball I say is to make the boys jelous because they have to use the really small balls and we have the larger ones but the hardness of them are the same but hte wieght is a different story.
Depending on what type of field you play on, you can either wear cleats of turf shoes. Cleats are the most common type of softball shoe. There are both rubber cleats and metal cleats, but most leagues do not allow you to wear metal cleats.
It's when you make a turn at first base and continue running to second base after being walked. Coaches usually tell their fastest players to do so. However, it can also be a good way to draw attention to someone else if there's a runner at third and you want to get her home.