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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