Ok, let's start from a beginner level. What is baseball? Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players who take turns batting and baserunning.The rules of baseball differ slightly from league to league, but in general share the same basic gameplay. Baseball rules. What is softball? Softball is a variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field and, despite the name, the ball used is not soft. It is about 12 inches corresponding to 30 cm. Each base in softball is 60 feet corresponding to 18 meters from the next. There are two types of softball:
- slow-pitch softball, with a larger ball than the standard 12 inches and a team of 10 players;
- fast-pitch softball, with 9 players on the field at one time and a fastest pitch.