Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
1996 and 2000. The Olympics are played only on even numbered years. 1999 and 2001 are odd numbers, so there weren't any Olympic games those 2 years. That was the clue, if you knew that.
|After the pitcher has released the ball in a live ball situation, a runner can steal a base anytime they want to, except when a foul ball has been hit?||Fast Pitch Softball
t. The runner can steal anytime they wish, unless the ball is hit or if there is a foul ball. However, they can still if the catcher misses the ball or if there is a wild pitch, or even if the pitcher doesn't catch the ball when thrown back to them unless it is a dead ball (foul ball).
No . If the runner leaves the base before the pitcher releases the ball, then she is out. Otherwise, if she leaves after the pitch, then she is fine.
|You are the batter. You have 2 strikes, and 2 balls. You decide to bunt. After you bunt the ball, it rolls in foul territory and stays in the foul territory. Are you out?||Fast Pitch Softball
YES . In fast pitch, any time a bunted ball rolls passed the foul line into the foul territory, it is a strike. Whether you have 1 or 2, or even no strikes, a bunted foul ball is considered a strike, if it rolls into the foul territory and stays there.
|Can a runner advance to a base after a fly foul ball has been caught after tagging up?||Fast Pitch Softball
Yes . You can do this in slow pitch also.
|What team did USA beat in gold medal game in 2000?||USA Softball
|The U.S. softball team won the gold medal in 1996?||USA Softball
|How many players are there on the US softball team?||USA Softball
|The US softball team won the back to back gold medals, what year was the second medal won?||USA Softball
Neither. Fastpitch softball only has three outfielders just like baseball. Slowpitch has four outfielders.
|The catcher wears full equipment, including shin guards, helmet, and a chest protector in baseball or fast pitch softball?||Softball vs Baseball
Both. Catchers receive just as many bruises in softball as in baseball.
Japan. Japan won, USA 2nd, Chinese Taipei 3rd and China 4th.
Australia. Australia won thier 2nd world title in a row with a resounding 8-0 win over Japan in the final. Canada was 3rd with New Zealand 4th.
New Zealand. This tournament was held in East London, South Africa.
|If a hit ball lands in the outfield in fair territory, and bounces foul, the ball is ______ ?||General Softball
Fair. A batted ball to the outfield is determined by where it lands, as opposed to an infield hit which is determined by where it settles. (Rule 1, Sec 23e).
|Aluminium bats are the only bats to be used while playing softball?||General Softball
F. Although not widely used anymore, wooden bats are still legal. Plus there are bats made of graphite, carbon etc. The actual definition in the rule book is too long to print here, but I will refer you to: www.internationalsoftball.com/Rulebook_2002.pdf (Rule 3, Sec 1).
USA. She is a very good player, in the 1998 World Championships, she pitched the final against Australia for no runs, and hit the only home run for the game for a 1-0 win.
|What claim to fame does Joanne Brown (Australia) have from the 1996 Olympic tournament?||General Softball
hit the winning home run against the USA in the round robin to stun the crowd. Being an Aussie, I'll never forget this, down 2-1 with a runner on base, 2 out and 2 strikes, she hits the ball over left-field fence to win the game.
USA. USA beat China for the gold, Australia finished 3rd with Japan in 4th place.
|The strike zone is that space over any part of home plate between the batter's armpits, and the top of his knees, when the batter assumes his natural batting stance?||General Softball
T. Although this is how it is written in the rule book, it is a general consensus around the world that the top of the strike zone is the Sternum. (Rule 1, Sec 74a).
Australia. This tournament was held in Melbourne, Australia. Australia won the final 1-0 against the USA.
|What is the name of the player that stands in the outfield behind 2nd base?||Basic Softball
Centre field. Centre field plays directly behind 2nd base but in the outfield. It helps back up 2nd base and the other outfield positions.
|What is the name of the fielder that plays between the 2nd and 3rd base?||Basic Softball
Shortstop. Shortstop! The shortstop has many different roles, i.e., backing up 3rd base, or 2nd base, but mainly it is to stand between the bases and inside the softball diamond.
|What does the batter do, if the batter hits the ball fair?||Basic Softball
Run to 1st Base. Hitting the ball fair, means the ball has been hit in the playing field, so the batter has to run to 1st base.
3. A batter gets 3 strikes and then they are out, the next batter comes to the plate.
|What word is used when 3 players are batted or run out in one pitched ball?||Basic Softball
Triple-play. 3 players to get out, eg. 1. The batter hits a flyball, and its caught, 2. A runner attempts to run to second base, the ball is caught and the player tagged out,3. A runner attempts to run to home plate to score a run, the catcher catches the ball and tags the runner before touching home plate. Three Out = Triple Play!
|How many players are there in the outfield in fast pitch?||Basic Softball
3. Left field, Centre field, and Right field.
|What is the name of the softball area that the game is played on?||Basic Softball
Diamond. A softball diamond consists of home plate, a 1st base, 2nd base, and a 3rd base.
4. A batter can have a combination of 4 balls and 3 strikes pitched to them, but when the batter gets 4 balls, they automatically walk to 1st base. A ball is considered to be above the underarm, and below the knee. The area in between is the strike zone.
2nd Base. The second base player stands near their base but stands on the line between 1st base and second base, so they can backup 1st base if the batter has bunted.
Pitcher. The pitcher throws the ball underarm over the home plate to the batter. They attempt to pitch a maximum of 7 balls, to the batter, with a combination of strikes and balls, allowing a pitcher 4 balls, 3 strikes.