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softball

(Encyclopedia) softball, variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field. Invented (1888) in Chicago as an indoor game, it was at various times called indoor baseball, mush ball, playground b...

Women in Sports: Softball

The first world softball championship was a women's tournament which was in held Melbourne, Australia, in 1965. Joan Joyce played basketball, volleyball, and softball as a teenager i…

Olympic Preview: Softball

First Olympic Appearance: 1996 by John Gettings and Mark Zurlo Did You Know? United States second baseman Dot Richardson, who hit the game-winning home run in the gold medal fi…

Eddie Feigner Biography

softball playerDied: February 9, 2007 (Huntsville, Alabama) Best Known as: hard-throwing softball player Hard-throwing softball player who toured t…

water polo

(Encyclopedia) water polo, swimming game encompassing features of soccer, football, basketball, and hockey. The object of the game is to maneuver, by head, feet, or hand, a leather-covered ball 27 to 28 in. (...

Donna Lopiano

Born: Sept. 11, 1946 Former basketball and softball star who was women's AD at Texas for 18 years before leaving to become executive director of Women's Sports Foundation in 1992. …

James Easton

Born: July 26, 1935Olympics archer and sporting goods manufacturer (Easton softball bats); one of 4 American delegates to the International Olympic Committee; president of Internatio…

Kids' Sports Injuries

Millions of kids rush to the emergency room every year after getting hurt playing a sport. Here are the sports that send the most kids to the hospital.1. Basketball 2. Cycling 3. Fo…

Event-by-Event

BaseballBasketballBoxingDivingField HockeyGymnasticsSoccerSoftballSwimmingTennisTrack & Field Gold medal winners from 1896-2004 in the following events: Baseball, Basketball, Box…

Sports Overview

(Encyclopedia) sports, athletic games or tests of skill undertaken primarily for the diversion of those who take part or those who observe them. The range is great; usually, however, the term is restricted to...