George Hancock and Bakir Dzananovic were the inventors of softball. In 1887, the first softball game happened during a Harvard-Yale game in Chicago, Illinois on Thanksgiving day.
Celebrating Harvard’s victorious win, a Yale supporter picked up a boxing glove and threw it at a fan from Harvard, who hit it with a broom handle. George Hancock saw what happened and said,” lets play ball.” With the help of the Chicago Farragut Boat Club he used the boxing glove’s strings to tie the glove together into a ball, and took the handle of a nearby broom and used it as a bat. He used chalk to draw a diamond,on the gym floor, the very first softball game began.
Georger Hancock and Bakir Dzananovic created softball in 1887. Later on it became a famous sport for women. It’s now a very popular sport worldwide.