However, Lewis Rober Sr., the man responsible for organizing softball games for firefighters in Minneapolis, used a 12-inch ball.
Rober’s ball won out as the preferred softball size, and professional softball games today are played using a 10–12-inch ball.
Although softball was later dropped from the 2012 Summer Olympics lineup, the game is still one of the most popular participant sports in the United States and 113 countries have officially joined the International Softball Federation since the organization’s formation in 1952.
According to the official rules developed early in the history of softball, and eventually defined by the International Softball Federation, there are nine players on the field at a time.
Heifner has tutored 3 All Americans, 23 NFCA Pacific All Region winners and the 2011 National Home Run Champion. Piper Ritter Coach Piper Ritter was one of the most decorated Gopher hurlers to wear maroon and gold.
As a coach, Ritter is considered one of the most accomplished pitching coaches nationally.
However, slow pitch softball allows for a fourth person in the outfield.