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Softball - George Hancock
In 1887, George Hancock, a reporter for Chicago Board of Trade, invented softball. He invented the game as a form of indoor baseball on a cold winter day inside the warm Farragut Boat Club.

Softball
Softball is a variant of baseball and a popular participant sport, particularly in the United States. It is generally agreed that softball developed from a game called indoor baseball, first played in Chicago.

Origins of Softball
A complete history of softball.

Softball Site From About
Learn the ins and outs of both slow pitch and fast pitch softball, and find out how to join a league.

International Softball Congress (ISC)
National Softball Association (NSA)

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