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Softball Timeline

  • Softball Begins !

    Softball Begins !
    George Handcock invented softball.
  • Softball Goes Outdoors!

    Softball Goes Outdoors!
    The first softball league outside the United States was organized in Toranto.
  • First Softball Tournament

    First Softball Tournament
    The first softball tournament was introduced in Chicago, Illinois.
  • International Softball Federation was formed!

    International Softball Federation was formed!
    The ISF organizes and conducts world championship competition in women's & men's fast pitch & unior women's & junior men's fast pitch (19-and-under), women's, men's & coed slow pitch, and women's & men's modified pitch.
  • Olympic Softball !

    Olympic Softball !
    Softball has been in the Olympics also in 2000, 2004, and 2008.
  • Softball Olympics Was Removed!

    Softball Olympics Was Removed!
    In July 2005, IOC members voted 52–52 (with one abstention), to remove softball (along with baseball) from the Olympic program after the 2008 Olympic Games.