As of 2014, a regulation softball has at least 88 stitches. Almost 90 inches of red waxed thread are used to sew on the cover. Most softballs measure 12 or 11 inches around and weigh approximately 6 ounces or slightly less depending on the size of the ball.Continue Reading
In comparison baseballs feature 108 double stitches, or 216 stitches overall. The first and last stitches cannot be seen, and all the stitching is done by hand.
Premium-grade softballs are made with a polyurethane-laminated leather cover and a high-grade poly core.
Wilson is a popular softball manufacturer, while Worth, Easton, MIKEN and Louisville are top brand names for softball bats.Learn more about Classic Sports
To properly throw a softball, grip the softball using a four-seam grip. Face the instep of your back foot toward the target and line your front foot up with your back foot. Point your glove toward the batter, lift the ball over your head, and snap your wrist to throw.Full Answer >
There are various ways to break in a softball glove, but a simple way is to use glove oil. Place one or two softballs in the glove, and secure it using rubber bands. Leave the glove out in the sun, then place it under your mattress at night.Full Answer >
A foul ball in softball is similar to that of baseball in that it is a legally batted ball that does not fall within the field of play. Except in cases where the batter already has two strikes on him or her, a foul ball that hits the ground results in a strike on the batter. If the batter hit a foul ball that hits the ground with two strikes in the count already, the count remains at two strikes.Full Answer >
As of 2015, some colleges with softball teams include the University of California, Los Angeles; the University of Florida, Gainsville; Northwestern University; Baylor University; and the University of Tulsa. Boston University, the University of Notre Dame and Depaul University also have softball teams.Full Answer >