Baseball - Softball


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Founding Member, IWGA Member Federation 1980-1989 / since 2011.

Learn more about Softball on the WBSC website and YouTube.

Good to know

Baseball and Softball were two of the 12 founding sports of the IWGA in 1980. Softball was part of The World Games sports programme in the first two editions of the Games, at Santa Clara 1981 and London 1985, while Baseball was played in 1981. In 2009 and 2013, Softball was an invitational sport at the Games.

The two international governing bodies for Baseball and Softball (IBAF and ISF) merged in 2013 to become an IWGA member as the WBSC. Women’s Softball will be part of TWG 2022.

Fun Fact

A 70mph softball, released from an average distance of 37 feet from the plate, will result in 0.35 seconds of reaction time for the batter.

On the programme of The World Games

2025 Chengdu, CHN

2022 Birmingham, USA

2013 Cali, COL

  • Softball (invitational)

2009 Kaohsiung, TPE

  • Softball (invitational)

1985 London, GBR

1981 Santa Clara, USA

A Beginners' Guide to Baseball - Softball

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Baseball Softball

World Baseball Softball Confederation

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Medal Results Birmingham 2022

Softball Team Women

  1. 1. USA
  2. 2. JPN
  3. 3. TPE

Most successful athletes of Baseball - Softball

Most successful countries of Baseball - Softball