Updating partially finished bats
Although slow pitch was present at the 1933 World's Fair, the main course of action taken was to lengthen the pitching distance.
Slow pitch achieved formal recognition in 1953 when it was added to the program of the Amateur Softball Association, and within a decade had surpassed fastpitch in popularity.
It took place at the Farragut Boat Club at a gathering to hear the outcome of the Yale University and Harvard University football game.
George Hancock, a reporter there, called out "Play ball!
Envisioned as a way for baseball players to maintain their skills during the winter, the sport was called "Indoor Baseball".
Rober's version of the game used a ball 12 inches (30 cm) in circumference, rather than the 16-inch (41 cm) ball used by the Farragut club, and eventually the Minneapolis ball prevailed, although the dimensions of the Minneapolis diamond were passed over in favor of the dimensions of the Chicago one.
In fastpitch softball, the pitch is fast, there are nine players on the field at one time, and bunting and stealing bases are permitted.Modified softball restricts the "windmill" wind-up usually used by fastpitch pitchers, although the pitcher is allowed to throw as hard as possible with the restricted back swing.