Sport: Softballers

A product of the Depression, Softball has grown into a major U. S. mania. Started in the Northwest about 28 years ago (called ''indoor baseball played out-doors"), it took root only in recent years, then sprouted all over the country as a recreation for office and factory workers and a spectator sport for folks with only a dime to spend. In 1933. when the Chicago Century of Progress put on a national Softball tournament as part of its sport program, the game received its biggest boost. Today there are some 5,000,000 players (men...