Welcome to paasa.org, a website for an amateur softball association and news. Softball is but a deviation of the classic baseball that is played with a ball a bit larger than the size of a baseball. It was first played in Illinois, Chicago in 1887 and has ever since winning the hearts of Americans. Unlike baseball, this game is played on a field that has a length of 60 feet, the mound where the pitcher stands and the home base lies in a difference of 35-43 feet. Till 1933 this game was being played as an indoor game but an asa softball tournament this year highlighted it as a popular game which since then is being played at the slow pitch softball tournaments in pa. The amateur softball association is the oldest foundation of softball in the USA.