Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Richard Overfield


Twenty-eight million Americans played organized softball in 1981. One out of every ten Americans belonged to some team, in some league, at some level; from California to New York, from Michigan to Florida. The Amateur Softball Association of America promotes softball as the most popularly played team sport in the United States. But softball's popularity is not limited to this nation. Since World War II countries of every size and from every hemisphere have played softball for sport and recreation.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1982, Richard A. Behrens

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