The origin of the game of T-Ball dates back to the 1950’s. A lot of people claim to have invented the sport, but was actually invented separately in several places. Robert Dayton Hobbs registered the “Tee-Ball” trademark in the 1970’s with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The game is basically an introductory sport for younger kids to baseball and softball. The players are usually between four and eight years old. The difference between T-Ball and Baseball/Softball is the child usually hits the ball off a stationary tee (a stand used to support a stationary ball). Also, the ball is usually not pitched. It may be called teeball, tee ball, or t-ball.
- Corkball — a sport derived from baseball with a smaller ball which can be played in a much smaller field (often referred as mini-baseball)
- Baseball — a bat and ball game in which the aim is to hit the ball and score runs by running around four bases.