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Baseball Softball UK

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020 7453 7055

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Mum & Mia

Friday 23rd March

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.

Local Programmes

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

Your Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance

A Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (LSA) is a collection of people who have a desire to develop and promote sport and physical activity in their locality.

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


  • Rutland County Council
    Loughborough University
    British Heart Foundation
    Leicester City Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Sport England
    Age UK L&R
    Equality Standard
    Blaby District Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    County Sport Network
    Harborough District Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Safeguarding
    Melton Borough Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Charnwood Borough Council


  • Loughborough University
    Leicester City Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Sport England
    Age UK L&R
  • East Midlands Platform
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Melton Borough Council
  • Equality Standard
    County Sport Network
  • Leicestershire County Council