Today I learned of Jerrie Cobb, who started flying at age 12 and later set world records for distance flight, speed, and altitude. She played semiprofessional softball to help finance her aviation, ranked in the top 2% of all astronaut candidates, and pioneered humanitarian flights earning a Nobel nomination. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
The Bosheers family of Loretto, TN celebrates Christmas by throwing fireballs at each other - as in β€œsoftball-sized balls sewn together from old clothes, soaked in kerosene overnight, and set ablaze” fireballs youtu.be/_gKQk-SLXjw
There will be five new sports debuting in the 2020 Summer Olympics: Skateboarding, Rock climbing, Surfing, Baseball/Softball, and Karate gritdaily.com/new-sports-…
Joel Bartsch, owner of the pro softball team Scrap Yard Dawgs, allegedly used his position as the head of the Houston Museum of Natural Science to fund the sport's first $1M contract. sports.yahoo.com/national…
Two teams in Alberta, Canada played softball for 115 hours and 3 minutes straight. The game started on June 30th, 2009 and went on until July 5th, when the winning team walked away with a victory of 876-766 livestrong.com/article/40…
The KKK tried to to set up a kerosene-soaked cross at Spring Hill College due to its supporting the civil rights movement. When the students were alerted they chased the Klansmen away with whatever items they could use as weapons like golf clubs, tennis rackets, bricks, and softball bats. americamagazine.org/issue…
Today I learned about Sun City Poms, a cheerleader group for the Sun City Saints women's softball team who only recruit members who are aged 55 and above. suncityaz.org/recreation/…
The very first sporting event broadcast on ESPN (Sept. 7, 1979) was a professional softball championship game between the Kentucky Bourbons and the Milwaukee Schlitz, which upset EPNS's primary sponsor, Anheuser-Busch, whose executives were flown into Bristol for the launch of the network archive.jsonline.com/blog…
In 1928, Lyndon B. Johnson paused his studies to teach Mexican-American children, and used his own salary to buy volleyballs and softball bats for them. npr.org/2014/04/11/301820…
The actual Plutonium pit of an atom bomb is less than 10cm in diameter, size of a softball en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuc…
Many Major League Baseball players have refused to face softball pitcher Jennie Finch in her 'This Week in Baseball' TV segment, where she challenges the best hitters in MLB, because she strikes out so many of them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jen…
As of 2014, the average salary for a professional softball player is between $5,000 and $6,000. profastpitch.com/about/fa…
Michael Bolton is a huge softball fan, and produced an instructional softball video in the 90s youtube.com/watch?v=Pq24z…
The YMCA invented volleyball, softball, and basketball ymcaauckland.org.nz/about…
Jose Canseco claims to hold the record for longest softball homerun at 622 feet milb.com/news/print.jsp?y…
A former Bush White House reporter was a $200-an-hour gay escort that asked Bush softball questions washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn…
The difference in pitching styles in baseball vs softball is not due to gender differences, but because the mound is elevated in Baseball. americanprofile.com/artic…
G. W. Bush gave White House press clearance to a gigolo turned reporter who would ask softball questions during conferences, making it the most bizarre Bush story no one seems to remember. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jef…
Andy Garcia was born with a conjoined twin attached to his shoulder. It was about the size of a softball, and was surgically removed nndb.com/people/534/00002…
The first sporting event shown on ESPN was a slow-pitch softball game between the Kentucky Bourbons and the Milwaukee Schlitz. archive.jsonline.com/blog…
In Japan, blood type is (falsely) believed to dictate personality type. From picking a national leader to selecting a spouse, from training softball players for the Olympics to placing kids in kindergarden classes, they use blood type. huffingtonpost.com/2009/0…
The Cornell University softball head coach is named Dick Blood. cornellbigred.com/coaches…
To test the newly invented barcode system a softball pitcher pitched items as fast as he could over the scanner and it worked! www-03.ibm.com/ibm/histor…
A gay softball league settled with perceived straight ringers after interrogating and disqualifying them at the gay world series for insufficient gayness seattletimes.com/seattle-…
The parody song "Talkin' Softball" from The Simpsons episode Homer at the Bat was sung by the original artist of the song it's parodying (Talkin' Baseball by Terry Cashman) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hom…
The first game of softball took place in 1887 and used a balled-up boxing glove as the ball and a broom handle as the bat en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sof…
Area 51 has a baseball/softball diamond at the airbase. google.com/maps?q=37.2420…
The magic Fushigi ball is a ripoff and can be replaced with a softball. youtube.com/watch?v=AqEaa…
The National Center for Lesbian Rights sued the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Association for allegedly discriminating against three bisexual male players who "weren't gay enough" to play in the 2008 Gay Softball World Series. queerty.com/how-many-dick…
US Women's softball players must be able to run from Home to First in 2.95 seconds and Round the bases in 12.5 seconds teamusa.org/USA-Softball/…
Pope John Paul II played on the Vatican softball team and was a pretty good hitter. youtube.com/watch?v=MZ0Bb…
Former Cleveland Cavs owner Ted Stepien threw softballs off the top of the Terminal Tower injuring 2 people and damaging a car to celebrate the buildings 50th anniversary. youtube.com/watch?v=A_gmr…
Today I learned of softball pitcher, Eddie Feigner, who struck out Some of the best baseball hitters of the era Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Brooks Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Maury Wills, and Harmon Killebrew all in a row. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/T…
The average capacity of an adult's stomach is equivalent to the size of a softball. A newborn infant's stomach capacity is about the size of a marble. ameda.com/breastfeeding/t…
Jessie's Girl was originally supposed to be Gary's Girl. He happened to see a girl in a softball jersey with the name "Jessie" on it and changed the name from Gary to Jessie, then recorded the song. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jes…
The crew of the submarine USS Seadragon played softball at the North Pole in 1960. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
Michael Bolton made an instructional softball video in the early 90s. youtu.be/eQqT1APZAT4
Firemen in Minnesota invented 'kittenball' in 1906 - a form of softball that could be played inside. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
There was a softball pitcher who could throw harder underhand than any major league pitcher has ever thrown washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn…
Softball Used to Be Called Kitten Ball mentalfloss.com/blogs/arc…
Today I learned about the longest game in NCAA softball history. A 31 inning/6 hour 21 minute game that ended at 12:21 am. They then started another game at 12:45 am that lasted 25 innings and ended at 6:08 am all to figure out who would go to the NCAA tournament. omaha.com/article/2011051…
The first sporting event to be broadcast on ESPN was professional Slow Pitch Softball en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESP…

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