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Teams consisting of nine players alternate between hitting and fielding for seven innings, with players hitting in a constant order and playing a constant position in the field. Pitchers must throw the ball underhand to batters that are allowed three missed attempts before being called out. Once on base, runners may not slide or make contact with another player. Once three outs have been recorded, teams switch sides.


Slow Pitch Softball is a form of softball played by men and women, where pitches are thrown to the batter with a slow, underhand delivery. Slow Pitch Softball is mainly a recreational sport. Slow pitch softball, a direct descendant of baseball is a sport played by men and woman, both recreationally and competitively. Two teams of nine or ten players play try to score runs by hitting a large leather ball around a diamond shaped field. The team with the most runs at the end of seven innings is the winner.


Slow pitch softball was invented in the late 19th century as an indoor alternative to baseball. The sport steadily increased in popularity due to ease of play and small size requirements for the playing area. The game eventually moved to being an outdoors sport, and by the 1930s, gained standardized rules. Throughout the 20th century, slow pitch softball spread across the United States and the world. Today, it is a popular recreational activity for both men and women.