* What is the difference between baseball and softball?
Baseball is team sport where a player on one team attempts to throw a hard, fist- sized ball past a player on the other team, who attempts to hit the baseball with smooth, tapered, cylindrical stick called bat.
A team scores only when batting, by advancing past a series of four markers called bases arranged at the corners.
Softball is a variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field. Despite its name, the ball used is not necessarily soft, but it is larger than a baseball and it may have a softer outer layer. The rules of this game vary somewhat from those of baseball.
* What are baseballs made of?
Generally, the core of the ball is made of rubber, cork or a mixture of the two and sometimes, layered. Its constriction varies. Around these are various linear materials that include twin and yarn. Sometimes wool is also used.
A leather cover is used put on in two pieces and is stitched together using 108 stitches of waxed red cotton thread.
* What are bats made of?
Usually, baseball bats are made of wood. Most wooden bats are made from ash wood. Other...