Softball Glossary

Softball glossary


  1. a game of ball between two nine-player teams played usually for seven innings on a field that has as a focal point a diamond-shaped dirt infield with a home plate and three other bases, 60 feet (18.29 meters) apart, forming a circuit that must be completed by a base runner in order to score, the central offensive action entailing hitting of a pitched ball with a wooden or metal bat and running of the bases, the winner being the team scoring the most runs.
  2. the ball used in this game, being a sphere approximately 12 inches (30.5 cm) in circumference with a twine-covered center of cork or polyurethane mixture covered by stitched horsehide, typically optic yellow in color.