Kōrero: Softball and baseball

Softball and baseball diamonds

This diagram shows the dimensions for softball and baseball diamonds with the positions of the players. The baseball diamond and outfield area is considerably larger than for softball. The overarm pitching and harder ball used in baseball mean that the ball is generally hit further than in softball.

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Tony Smith and David Green, 'Softball and baseball - Origins and organisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/39623/softball-and-baseball-diamonds (accessed 18 September 2019)

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