Softball is a game similar to baseball played with a larger ball 11 to 16 in. There is less time for the base runner to get to first while the opponent fields the ball; yet, the fielder has less time to field the ball while the opponent is running down to first base. The name "softball" was given to the game in ,  because the ball used to be soft; however, in modern-day usage, the balls are hard. A tournament held in at the Chicago World's Fair spurred interest in the game.
OASA – Ontario Amateur Softball Association
A big thanks to all the BASA members that took the time to fill out our survey. After reviewing the surveys and the requirements from the city to return to the diamonds, the BASA executives have decided to cancel the softball season. With the cancellation of the softball season the BASA executives will be focusing on the softball season. We hope that all the BASA members and their families have a safe and healthy rest of the summer.
2020 Season Refund Request
In addition, it oversees more than , amateur teams nationwide. It is a c 3 non-profit organization. Since , the organization has run the World Cup of Softball.
When USAS entered the picture in , the sport was in a state of confusion with no unified set of playing rules and no National Governing Body to provide guidance and stability. USAS changed all that by adopting softball's first universally accepted rules of play and by organizing consistent and fair competition across the nation. USAS has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over , teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million. The ASA, a volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization based in Oklahoma City, OK was founded in and has evolved into the strongest softball organization in the country.