George Hancock

Facts about George Hancock

1. George Hancock Invented the softball game on Thanksgiving Day 1887

2. The first softball game was played indoors, inside the Farragut Boat Club in Chicago.

3. George Hancock was born in Chesterfield Country, Va

4. George Hancock was born July 13, 1754

5. George Hancock died July 18, 1820

Softball was invented by George Hancock in 1887

The first games were played inside.

In 1895, Lewis Rober Sr. moved the game outside in a vacant lot outside of the Minneapolis, Minnesota

Softball is said to have begun – indoors, actually – in 1887 on Thanksgiving Day in Chicago.

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