MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why is it called a softball if it’s not soft?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why is it called a softball if it’s not soft?

If you ever played softball or got hit by one you know that they don’t really live up to the name. They’re actually pretty hard. So why call them softballs? Like most things it starts way back in history with a wacky story… In 1887, some alumni of both Harvard and Yale were hanging out…