What Legendary Softball Player Are You?

By: Alex Wittman
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
What Legendary Softball Player Are You?
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About This Quiz

It's been a long time coming, but women's fastpitch softball is FINALLY headed back to the Olympics. The last time we saw our favorite softball players smacking home runs and stealing bases on sport's greatest stage was 2008. We are beyond pumped to cheer for Team USA's players in 2020 as they go for gold in Tokyo.

With the Olympics less than a year away now, it seems like the perfect time for a quiz to find out what legendary softball player you are. We're strolling through the halls of history to reveal which of the greatest athletes to ever play the game you are most like.

We want to know if you're a home run hitter or speed demon on the base paths. Do you dive for balls in the outfield grass, or is your style throwing out runners from your knees on the infield dirt? Are you the tried and tested leader or quiet and focused team player?

There's nothing "soft" about softball. The women who play this game at the highest level are incredible athletes, and their real stories of overcoming adversity are what legends are made of.

Take a few practice swings, then step into the batter's box and answer our questions. In far less time than it takes to play seven innings, we'll reveal what legendary softball player you are. 

If you're ready, let's play ball!

Question 1 We have to ask. Did (or do you) play softball?
Just slowpitch for fun
Yes, I live for fastpitch!
No, but I really wanted to.
Actually, I played baseball.

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Question 3 Did you watch Team USA the last time they played in the Olympics?
Yes, every inning!
I caught a few games.
To be honest, I don't remember.
Nope, sorry.

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Question 4 What's your favorite position to play?
Pitcher (or catcher)
Outfield
Middle infield
Corners

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Question 5 When you get to the ball field, what are your eyes immediately drawn to?
The circle
The batter's box
The infield dirt
The outfield fence

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Question 6 Which piece of softball equipment is an absolute must-have?
Rosin bag
Sliding pads
Spikes
Batting gloves

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Question 7 Everyone loves new gear. What's your go-to softball brand?
Mizuno
Easton
Demarini
Louisville Slugger

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Question 8 In "A League of Their Own," who is your favorite character?
Kit Keller
Dottie Hinson
Mae Mordabito
Marla Hooch

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Question 9 Ball players are way superstitious. What's your lucky number?
27
16
29
6
Other

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Question 2 What's your favorite part of the game?
Pitching
Fielding
Baserunning
Hitting

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Question 10 A uniform looks its best when dirty. Which of these is your favorite kind of stain?
Sweat stains
Dirt stains
Grass stains
My uniform usually has a combination of all three.

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Question 11 We love watching the College World Series in Oklahoma City. Which of these teams do you usually cheer for?
Arizona Wildcats
UCLA Bruins
Whoever is the underdog
To be honest, I don't watch the College World Series.

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I'd rather be pitching.
It's fun, I guess.
I love getting on so I can steal bases.
I live to crush the ball.

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Question 13 In your opinion, what's the most important quality an athlete can have?
Self-confidence
Self-discipline
Humility
Optimism

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Question 14 After softball (of course), what's your second favorite sport?
Volleyball
Basketball
Running
Weight lifting

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Question 15 How would you most like to be remembered as a player?
Fearless competitor
Strong leader
Loyal teammate
Hard worker

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Gatorade
Sunflower seeds
Bubblegum
I'll wait and have a hotdog after the game.

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Question 17 Which of these softball feats do you find most impressive?
Throwing a no-hitter
Highest batting average on the team
An errorless season
A walk-off grand slam

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Question 18 Throw me one of those! What's your favorite pitch to hit?
Eh, hitting isn't really my thing.
Fastball
Change up
Rise ball (that hangs)

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Question 19 How do you feel about slowpitch softball?
It can be fun.
It's nothing like fastpitch.
Eh, I'm not into it.
I'm really good at it.

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Question 20 In your experience, what kind of person makes the best coach?
Someone positive
Someone trusting
Someone goal-oriented
Someone patient

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Question 21 Which position would you never ever play?
Catcher
I'll play wherever my team needs me.
Pitcher
Outfield

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Question 22 If you could play softball in one of these countries, which would it be?
China
Australia
Greece
Brazil

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Question 23 Which of these current softball players do you most love to watch?
Keilani Ricketts
Sierra Romero
Kelly Kretschman
Lauren Chamberlain

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Question 24 If an umpire made a bad call, how would you react?
I'd ignore it and keep playing.
I'd use it as motivation.
I might complain a bit to my teammates.
I'd let them know I thought they made a mistake.

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Question 25 How long have you had your current mitt?
Since I started playing
Since high school
Since college
Actually, my mitt is pretty new.

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Question 26 Look good, play good. Which of these accessories could you not take the field without?
Bow for my hair
Visor
Sunglasses
Eye black

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Question 27 If you could choose one of the following stat categories to lead, which would it be?
Most strikeouts (pitching)
Best batting average
Most stolen bases
Most home runs

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Question 28 We know you love softball, but how do you feel about baseball?
It's OK, but doesn't compare to softball.
Lame!
I'm pretty indifferent.
I'm a big fan.

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Question 29 Have you ever been to a professional softball game?
More than one!
Just once, but it was awesome.
No, but I really want to go.
Eh, I'm cool just watching on TV.

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Question 30 How do you think Team USA will do in Tokyo?
Gold
Silver
Bronze
I have no idea, but I'm going to watch every game!

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