Softball and baseball are incredibly popular in America, and although not many Europeans have ever donned a softball helmet, the popularity of these games is steadily increasing here in the UK. Most people are familiar with the names of America’s baseball greats - think Babe Ruth and Joe Di Maggio. This is largely due to the fact that it is the national sport of the United States and consequently enjoys much airtime in terms of American movies and television series.
Baseball as we know it today evolved in America as an alternative to rounders, which is a game that has its roots in the United Kingdom. In order to differentiate baseball from softball, the game is sometimes also called hardball.
Most of us are familiar with the basic premise of the game - if you are on the batting team your aim is to use the bat to hit the ball as far as possible, giving yourself time to run around the diamond-shaped pitch before you are caught out by the opposing team. The pitcher for the fielding team, on the other hand, tries to ‘beat the bat’ three times in row, so as to catch out the batter of the opposing team before he has the opportunity to score a run.
There are many health benefits associated with the games of softball and baseball, some of which include:
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