Softball vs Baseball
Pages: 6 (1389 words) /
Published: Nov 25th, 2013
For instance when looking at a baseball field in comparison to a softball field, there are a few things that will stand out that could make someone believe softball is harder. For one a baseball field is extremely larger than a softball field, your average baseball field measures four hundred and forty-five feet from home plate to the outfield wall . Whereas on a softball field the distance from home plate to the outfield wall is roughly two hundred and twenty-five feet. Another distinction between these two fields is the fact that a baseball field is seventy percent grass and thirty percent clay which allows for baseball players to have an advantage when it comes to reacting on a ball put in play. Meanwhile on the shorter and smaller softball field its thirty percent grass and seventy percent clay, which doesn’t allow for much reaction time during a play due to the lack of friction the ball has with the clay. Since we have these size differences, this means the pitchers are at different distances. A softball hitter has a reaction time of .349 seconds to react to a pitch coming seventy miles per hour from forty three feet away . On a baseball field the pitcher is sixty feet and six inches away from the batter, and on average the batter has roughly .350
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