NPF Championship Series Results - Game 1 - Akron Racers 2, Chicago Bandits 1..........Game 2 - PA Rebellion 0, USSSA Pride 6 ...............Game 3 - PA Rebellion 2, USSSA Pride 3 - USSSA Pride Advances to Championship Series Finals............Game 4 - Akron Racers 1, Chicago Bandits 4..........NPF Championship Series Results - Game 1 - Akron Racers 2, Chicago Bandits 1..........Game 2 - PA Rebellion 0, USSSA Pride 6 ...............Game 3 - PA Rebellion 2, USSSA Pride 3 - USSSA Pride Advances to Championship Series Finals............Game 4 - Akron Racers 1, Chicago Bandits 4..........NPF Championship Series Results - Game 1 - Akron Racers 2, Chicago Bandits 1..........Game 2 - PA Rebellion 0, USSSA Pride 6 ...............Game 3 - PA Rebellion 2, USSSA Pride 3 - USSSA Pride Advances to Championship Series Finals............Game 4 - Akron Racers 1, Chicago Bandits 4..........NPF Championship Series Results - Game 1 - Akron Racers 2, Chicago Bandits 1..........Game 2 - PA Rebellion 0, USSSA Pride 6 ...............Game 3 - PA Rebellion 2, USSSA Pride 3 - USSSA Pride Advances to Championship Series Finals............Game 4 - Akron Racers 1, Chicago Bandits 4..........

 
History of Softball

Thanksgiving Day 1887 - George Hancock started a game with a boxing glove and broom stick in Chicago.  The game started as an indoor game and was called “Indoor Baseball”.  First game score was 41-40.

1888 - Game moved outdoors and was called “Indoor-Outdoor”

1889 - Hancock published his first set of rules to the game of Indoor-Outdoor. The Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League of Chicago officially adopted the rules.

1895 - Lewis Rober created “Kitten Ball” to keep his men in shape during their free time from the fire department in Minneapolis.  Also the first women’s team was formed during this year in Chicago.

1925 - changed to “Diamond Ball” by the Minneapolis Park Board.

1926 - Walter Hakanson of a Denver YMCA suggested the name “softball” to the International Joint Rules Committee.

1933 - Leo Fischer and Michael J. Pauley, a Chicago Sporting goods salesman, came up with the idea to have teams play in the Chicago’s World Fair.  It was broken into three classes – fast balers, slow pitch, and women.  A 14inch ball was used.
1934 - Amateur Softball Association was founded. 55 teams were invited. 

1965 - The International Softball World Championships made it an international game.

1972 - 1982 - The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) was founded in 1971 to govern collegiate women’s athletics and to administer national championships.

1982 - NCAA held its first softball championship.

1996 - Softball played its first games in the Olympics in Atlanta.

*Information obtained from ASA Softball, NCAA, and SoftballScholarships.com.