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SOFTBALL

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Transcript of SOFTBALL

This is my research project on softball. My prezi is on the history and different parts to softball. Thank you for listening! I hope you enjoy!
Fielding
Fielding is where you are playing defense. When somebody hits the ball you field it and try to throw them out. There is different positions like first,second,short-stop,third,catcher,pitcher and outfield. Outfield has 3 different parts or positions. One is right field,then center field, and left field. When fielding there can be different ways the ball is hit to you. One is and ground-ball which is a ball that travels on the ground to get to you. Another is a pop-fly or pop-up which is a ball that travels threw the air to get to you.
I truly love softball and I currently play for the Central Ohio Lady Vipers. I play first base, I pitch, and I also play all positions in the outfield. I have been playing softball for a couple of years and I have also played both rec. and travel. Softball is a great way to stay active and meet new friends. Honestly if I ever had the chance to thank those guys I would.
Pitching
Pitching is a big part of softball. It is where a player is on the mound and that player goes threw a motion/wind-up to pitch the ball to the batter so they can hit it, but the pitcher hopefully wants to strike them out.
How It All Started
Hitting
Hitting is another very important part to softball. Hitting is where the pitcher pitches the ball to a player with a bat in their hand so they can try to hit it. If you miss the ball 3 times you have been struck out. If you barely hit the ball or it goes outside the lines of the field it is foul. There is also another way to hit a ball to get on base. This way is to bunt. Bunting is where you barely hit the ball between the pitcher, catcher, third baseman, and first baseman.
SOFTBALL
Softball started Thanksgiving Day of 1887, when a few alumni sat in the Illinois Farragut Boat Club, waiting for the outcome of the Yale vs Harvard football game. When Yale seemed to be winner, a Yale alumnus threw a boxing glove at a Harvard supporter. The Harvard fan swung at the glove with a stick, and the rest of the group looked on with interest. George Hancock, a reporter for the Chicago Board of Trade, called out, “Play ball!” and the first softball game was played, with the football fans using the boxing glove as a ball and a broom handle in place of a bat.
All About
Bibliography
All About Me
Softball Today
Today, softball is one of the most popular sports in the country. Those men at that football game, never in their wildest dreams, thought that their little game, would turn into the huge sport it is today.
Different Languages!
-in French they say balle-molle
-in English they say softball
-in Italian they say di softball or del softball
http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-italian/softball
http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-french/softball
http://dictionary.reverso.net/chinese-english/softball
-in Chinese they say shoufa
Science?!
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16937954
KEY WORDS : acceleration, velocity, speed,consistency, and balance
http://goodd96.weebly.com/softball-fun-facts.html
Softball Fun Facts
~There is two types of softball, slow pitch and fast pitch.
~Over 5.9 million girls ages 6 to 17,
play softball.
~softball is now played on every continent
Acceleration:the act of accelerating; increase of speed or velocity
Velocity:rapidity of motion or operation; swiftness; speed
Speed:relative rapidity in moving,
rate of motion
Consistency:steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.:
Balance:a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight and amount
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/
That's it!
thank you so much for watching, reading, and listening to my prezi! I hope you enjoyed and I hope you learned a little bit more about softball. Thank you again!!!

https://www.youtube.com/v=avcEmdxuc30
https://www.youtube.com/v=HFXlONfyjek
https://www.youtube.com/v=KoXYP2U4q7U
~There are both travel and rec. leagues
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