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Baseball Softball UK

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Contact Telephone
020 7453 7055

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What is Softball?

Softball is a direct descendant of Baseball, only the ball is bigger.

There are two types of softball. Slow-pitch softball (the most common form), the ball must arch on its path to the batter, there are 10 players in a team, and bunting and stealing are prohibited. Fastpitch softball, the pitch is fast, there are nine players on the field at one time, and bunting and stealing are permitted. Softball rules vary somewhat from those of baseball. Two major differences are that the ball must be pitched underhand and seven innings instead of nine constitute a regulation game.


Visit the Baseball/Softball UK website to find out how you can get involved.


  • It was invented in 1887 in Chicago as an indoor game and the earliest known softball game was played in Chicago, Illinois on Thanksgiving Day, 1887.


Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

National Programmes

Hit the Pitch

Hit the Pitch is Baseball Softball UK's development programme aimed at creating new playing opportunities and attracting youth, college, university and adult players to softball and baseball.

Local Contacts

Leah Holmes

Development Manager - Midlands

BaseballSoftball UK

07581 844 570


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  • Sport England
    Blaby LSA
  • O&W LSA
    Active Rutland
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    Active Leicester
  • H&B LSA
    Melton LSA
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    Equality Standard
  • Harborough LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    County Sport Network