World Softball Day

World Softball Day is a holiday dedicated to celebrating the game of softball. It has been estimated that softball is played by at least 8.1 million Americans regularly, and by an even larger number of people occasionally. Softball is a sport observed in over 130 nations and is becoming extremely popular worldwide.

It is also a sport that is becoming increasingly popular in the United States as more and more people discover this game. That is why there will probably be plenty of people with their bats, balls, and gloves willing to celebrate this holiday on June 13th.

The History of World Softball Day

This game was invented by a reporter for the Chicago Board of Trade, George Hancock, who invented the game as a way to pass his downtime during the off-hours of a trade show.

The public almost immediately took to this game, and its popularity quickly skyrocketed. By the beginning of the 20th century, towns and cities all over the U.S. were playing the game. The first World Softball Championship was held in Chicago in 1933, and that cemented the game into American popular culture ever since.

World Softball Day was a holiday that was created in 2005. It was established as a day to help raise public awareness about softball as a fun sport. This was done as the popularity of softball began to wane slightly during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

People had begun to see the sport as a children’s game, which couldn’t be further from the truth. We’re unsure who invented this holiday, but we do know that it has been celebrated by softball enthusiasts ever since.

Observing World Softball Day

World Softball Day can be observed by playing softball with friends and/or family members. Softball is no longer seen as a sport played only by children, so everyone who wants to can play it.

If people don’t feel like playing the game, they can still observe this holiday in a number of different ways. It can be observed by buying, selling, or trading softball cards, or by going to a softball game.

It can also be observed by spreading the word about this holiday online using the hashtag #WorldSoftballDay on social media. Softball is a sport that is not only fun but can also be part of an active lifestyle. Just playing the game encourages people to run and throw, all activities that can help people get some exercise.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 13 Thursday
Next year (2025)
June 13 Friday
Last year (2023)
June 13 Tuesday