Softball has some unlikely origins and an uncertain future – marketplace.org

Softball has some unlikely origins and an uncertain future – marketplace.org

Softball became hugely popular in the 1940s and 1950s, when professional company-sponsored women’s teams toured the country and played competitively.

Although there was no league, company sponsored teams allowed women access to employment and travel opportunities that would have not been available.

Erica Westly writes about this in her book, Fastpitch: The Untold History of Softball and the Women Who Made the Game

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