What is the difference between baseball and softball?

Many people think that they are similar, but there are actually a few key differences. The first major difference is in the size of the ball. Softballs measure 9 inches across, while baseballs measure 11 inches across. This means that a 12-inch circumference for a softball is larger than a 10-inch circumference for a baseball. Baseballs also weigh 5 ounces more than softballs, which makes them heavier and slower to travel when hit by an average player. Lastly, pitchers throw underhand with both hands on top of the ball in softballs, while pitchers throw overhand with one hand on top of two balls in baseballs.”