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Facts about Softball

In 1887, George Hancock, a journalist for the Chicago Board of Trade, invented softball. He designed the game as a form of indoor baseball on a cold winter day inside the warm Farragut Boat Club.
 
The first women's softball team was formed in 1895 at Chicago's West Division High School.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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