The History of Softball (sequence)
Softball was invented in 1887 in Chicago as an indoor game. The name softball was given to the game in 1926. Before it was called softball it was called Ladies' baseball and kitten ball. The first softball game was played using a boxing glove as a ball and a broom handle in place of a bat. Because of the excitement surrounding the game, the Farragut Boat Club decided to come up with their own set of rules. After this spread outside of Chicago the history of softball started to shape itself in about the next decade.
Power of Swing (cause and effect)
The more power you have the farther the ball will go. In this sport you need rotational power, the backbone of many sports movements. The anti-rotation delivers the ability to power through the ball or bat. Anti-rotation is a must have athletic skill that can mean the difference between a long, productive career and a short, painful one. For example, if you do not swing your arms fast for power then the ball you hit is not going to go very far. If you really use your arms and your hips then you are using more power which will make the ball travel farther. This will help you understand why the power of your swing helps control the ball.