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September 4 2009 Softball Newsletter

Here are the latest articles from the Softball site at

Scorekeeping an Outfield Hit
The hit to the outfield can be a bit trickier to score than it appears. Here are some guidelines specific to outfield hits to help you keep an accurate record of the game.

The History of Softball (1901-1933)
The second in a series of three time-line articles covering the major events in the history of the sport of Softball. This article includes the formation of the first girls indoor baseball league, and the huge softball tournament held at the World's Fair in 1933.

Scorekeeping an Error in Softball
Judging the difference between an error and a base hit is much more an art than a science. Here, I provide some guidelines and examples to help the scorekeeper put a little bit of objectivity in this subjective subject.


I spent a lot of time this week revamping articles with tables and images, and porting all my reviews into the Softball site as their own articles. As a result, this week I only have one new book review:

"The Softball Pitching Edge" by Cheri Kempf
5 stars. This is the best book I have seen on Fastpitch softball pitching, by far. It systematically removes the mystery clouding pitching and covers every single aspect of the position. An absolute must-buy for anyone serious about coaching or pitching Fastpitch Softball.


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Don McKay, Softball Editor

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