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Coed fastpitch, welcome to the softball family

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

YUCAIPA, CALIF – I started playing fastpitch softball in 1964. It was a time of wooden bats, a time of the look-back rule, a time of white softballs, and a time of the two-feet-on-the rubber and no crow-hopping rules.

The men’s fastpitch game was the only softball game in town.

But my how softball has changed over the past five decades. From the recreational to the professional athlete, the softball choices are many for both sexes. There’s fastpitch, slowpitch, modified pitch, over the line, senior slowpitch, softball for the challenged, and coed slowpitch.

To the benefit of all in our society who enjoy recreational activities, softball has evolved into an all-inclusive sport. There is a place in softball for everyone.

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