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Nick Ney
Miss Johnson
English Comp 1
16 April 2012
Comparison/Contrast Essay
I love the game of baseball. Baseball is one of the greatest games to ever be played, that is why people call it “Americas Pastime”. My essay is how baseball and softball are the same, but then again how they differ from each other.

Baseball and softball are alike in so many ways. So I will just give you a few examples. One example is that in softball and baseball each team has 9 players. These sports both have the same positions. A second example is that the bat length is about the same, the weight is not the same simply because girls just aren’t as strong as guys are. The bats length is usually around 31-34 inches. Then the last example is that each team is allowed a designated hitter as they say in baseball and in softball they call it a designated player. The designated hitter means they may bat in place of a defensive player (pitcher in some levels) and removes the defensive player from the game if the designated hitter plays in the field. The designated player means may bat in place of a defensive player and, except in high school, removes the defensive player from the game if the designated player plays in the field.

Now some differences are that the length between bases, and the length from the pitcher’s mound to home plate. In baseball the length between bases are 90 feet and the length from the mound is 60 feet 6 inches. The lengths of bases in softball are each 60 feet and the length between the mound and home plate is 43 feet. Another difference is the sizes of the balls the players use. In baseball the circumference of the baseball is 9 inches, but in softball the size of it is around 11 or 12 inches in circumference, it’s also less dense than a baseball. The last difference is the differences in bats. In baseball the maximum length is 42 inches while in softball the maximum length is 34 inches.

Now that you know some differences between these two very similar...
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