Custom Softball Uniforms for Men, Women, and Children
Few games have evolved quite like softball. Originally named “Indoor
Baseball,” the game took on several alternative monikers before settling
with softball in 1934, such as kitten ball, cabbage ball, pumpkin ball,
and even mush ball.
The game was originally devised in 1887 as a means for keeping baseball
players sharp and in shape during the winter months. A young man named
George Hancock supposedly tied a boxing glove around a baseball and a
new game was born. Originally popular with male athletes, softball’s
popularity amongst women began growing during the middle of the
Having grown in several directions, the game is much different today.
From the custom softball uniforms to varying bat sizes, there are many
variables that distinguish women’s softball from the game played by men.
Softball team uniforms are one of the major differences spectators
notice on today’s playing fields.
Women’s softball uniforms generally feature shorts in lieu of the long
pants regularly used for men’s softball uniforms. While the shorts do
lend the players’ legs to scrapes and cuts, long socks and compression
shorts (also known as sliding shorts) marginalize those injuries.
“Sliders” have also become a staple of most women’s softball uniforms.
These protective knee pads are efficient substitutes for the long pants
of men’s softball uniforms – maybe even more efficient in some regards.
Another notable difference lies with head gear. Visors and headbands
complete most women’s softball uniforms, while hats often top off those
Youth softball uniforms typically follow the same dress standards as
those previously described in women’s and men’s softball uniforms. One
exception is the use of metal spikes on cleats. Whereas fastpitch
softball leagues predominately embrace metal spikes, girls softball
uniforms follow the set regulations that allow only plastic spikes.
Detachable spikes – whether metal or plastic – are almost always
prohibited, although there are some instances when such is not the case.
One universal rule for both fastpitch softball uniforms and youth
softball uniforms is the inclusion of team names on the front and
numbers on the back. Whether the team name is the Wildcats or the
Cougars, and whether the number is 1 or 99, custom softball uniforms
just wouldn’t be complete without a fierce team name and a number unique
to each individual on the roster.
The Graphic Edge specializes in custom softball uniforms and jerseys for
teams of every size including men's, women's, and youth and children.
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