Questions about the sport of softball.

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Fair or Foul Ruling

Just looking for confirmation on a fair or foul ruling on a play I made in softball the other day. Batter hits the ball down the first base line with a lot of spin. The ball bounces once in fair ...
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Stolen bases in softball

Players are on 1st & 3rd . ball is pitched ,player on 1st runs to second but catcher doesn't throw it to second. Is this still counted as a stolen base?
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Base running in softball

First base is occupied. Batter hits the ball and is thrown out at first (first). Does the runner have to be tagged at second or is it a force out.?
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Is a ball which bounces into foul territory fair or foul?

In slow pitch senior softball, a ball is hit and lands fair between 1st & 3rd, then bounces left in the air foul. However the ball is caught before it hits the ground. Is it fair or foul?
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2 runners on base, lead runner misses a base and both runs score, correct ruling?

Runner on first and second, ball is hit to outfield, both the runner on first and second score on the outfield hit. The runner who was on second, misses touching third base, and scores, followed by ...
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Can a baseball/softball player change gloves mid-inning?

I play catcher for a very informal "beer-league" softball team, and have realized that I prefer different gloves at different points in the inning. With no one on base, I want a big outfielder type ...
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Softball, foul ball not caught and over thrown back to pitcher can runners advance?

Runner on base, batter hits a foul ball which is not caught. catcher throws ball back to pitcher, pitcher misses throw ball goes to outfield. can runners advance?
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Weight training for a strong throwing arm

I'm a 40+ softballer and cricketer. I've always had a "strong arm" in both sports (as well as in baseball), although I'm not muscular or big at all. But, I'm not too happy with my recent long-distance ...
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Particularly unconventional fielding positioning in baseball/softball

I have never seen fielders in positions that would hardly be recognisable as the "standard" positions, and probably for good reason. (I mean a positioning where a casual observer might have difficulty ...
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Is it illegal to field/pitch with a batting glove inside a regular glove?

I think I saw a recent world championship (or something like it) game where the pitcher was summoned to remove her "inner" glove (after a few pitches). Is there a rule?
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Are fielders (non-catchers) allowed to start from foul territory, and where should the catcher be?

Are fielders (not being the catcher) allowed to start in foul territory? This is actually something that I did. As a left outfielder I played/started on foul territory, because of a very strong and ...