Softball nicknames may be based on a variety of factors such as how someone plays, how they act or the way they look. Common softball nicknames are based on famous players throughout baseball history, including Babe Ruth and Crystl "The Big Bruiser" Bustos.Continue Reading
Softball nicknames based on how someone looks may include Cabeza, for those who have a large head. Nicknames based on how a player acts includes Angry Jack, Fat Freddy and El Nino.
Crystl Bustos is a third baseman and is considered to be one of the best hitters in softball. She played for team USA in the 2004 Olympics and received the gold medal.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 >
Bowling nicknames usually come from either the style of play that a bowler has, such as "Lefty," or from some personality quirk, such as "Spike." In most cases, there is a creative reason or story behind the nickname.Full Answer >
Hitting a softball requires a coordination of the batter's upper body, lower body and bat.Â The specific keys to hitting a softball include holding the bat properly, watching the ball as it is being pitched, striding into the pitch and maintaining a level swing.Full Answer >
To slide into a base in softball, start shifting your weight to your left side when you are three or four steps from the base. Lean back, sliding in with your weight on your left leg, and throw your arms up and back. Aim your right leg at the base.Full Answer >