Baseball and Softball: Should Girls and Women Have to Choose?

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Contrary to common belief, softball is not the female equivalent of baseball. Baseball and softball are governed by separate national sport governing bodies in the United States and internationally. In other words, the United States Olympic Committee and the world authority on sports, the International Olympic Committee, recognize baseball and softball as different sports.

Baseball and Softball: Should Girls and Women Have to Choose? The Women’s Sports Foundation Position (PDF 526k)

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By Women's Sports Foundation

EXPLORE FURTHER

Press Release: June 23, 2011

Women’s Sports Foundation Founder Billie Jean King and President Laila Ali to Lead Year-long Salute to Landmark Legislation, Say More Work to be Done; Female Athletes Receive Almost $176 Million Less Annually in Athletic Scholarship Funds

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Without the NCAA certification process, it is unlikely that the campus will engage in a meaningful review of women’s athletics.

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