Fastpitch league may help baseball with female fans

Updated: November 21, 2002, 5:34 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Major league baseball wants to attract more women and families, and thinks softball might be one way to do it.

The sport on Thursday announced a partnership with National Pro Fastpitch, the new name of the 5-year-old Women's Pro Softball League.

The fast-pitch league will start next summer with a tour of exhibition games, clinics and interactive fan activities in 12-14 cities in connection with major league baseball. By 2004, the league hopes to have eight teams ...

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