Story: Softball and baseball

New Zealand Baseball Club Championship, Auckland, 2012

New Zealand Baseball Club Championship, Auckland, 2012

Andrew Marck pitches for Howick-Pakuranga against Westcity-Metro in the New Zealand Baseball Club Championship final at Crossfields Reserve, Auckland, in March 2012. Howick-Pakuranga won the game and the title. Baseball grew in popularity in New Zealand in the early years of the 21st century, particularly in Auckland. Overarm pitching is one of the features that distinguishes baseball from softball.

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Tony Smith and David Green, 'Softball and baseball - Baseball in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 October 2021)

Story by Tony Smith and David Green, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jul 2015