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Player pagesEdit

Hey, I'd like to bring out attention on creating more pages about current players in the softball community. As of now, I am in the works of creating a page for Janie Takeda because we know very little many players like Janie. Does anyone have suggestions for making a new softball player page or would be willing to look at some sources for my new page. Any kind of feedback would be greatly appreciated!--Frivera14 (talk) 22:00, 5 November 2015 (UTC)


To create all the Florida softball pages, I created a college softball infobox (named Template:NCAASoftballSeason), schedule table start (Template:NCAASoftballScheduleStart), entry (Template:NCAASoftballScheduleEntry), and end (Template:NCAASoftballScheduleEnd) components. You can see a sample of what they all look like at 2009 Florida Gators softball team. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. Ocdmuch (talk) 09:25, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

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Are there enough articles on this subject to justify an Outline of softball?Edit

Here's a discussion about subject development you might find interesting.

The Transhumanist 00:02, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

P.S.: See Wikipedia's collection of outlines at WP:OOK.

GAN backlog reduction - Sports and recreationEdit

As you may know, we currently have 400 good article nominations, with a large number of them being in the sports and recreation section. As such, the waiting time for this is especially long, much longer than it should be. As a result of this, I am asking each sports-related WikiProject to review two or three of these nominations. If this is abided by, then the backlog should be cleared quite quickly. Some projects nominate a lot but don't review, or vice-versa, and following this should help to provide a balance and make the waiting time much smaller so that our articles can actually get reviewed! Wizardman 23:39, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

article and category suggestionsEdit

In going over some softball articles and categories recently it occured to me that a list of wanted articles and categories might help this project out. (talk) 03:35, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Articles that should be written:

Categories that should be created (existing ones are struck out but shown to illustrate the proposed hierarchy):

  1. ^ "Softball World Series - HOME". Retrieved 2009-09-11.
  2. ^ "Welcome to / 2009 Senior League Softball World Series, Sussex County, Delaware". Retrieved 2009-09-11.
  3. ^ "Big League Softball World Series". Retrieved 2009-09-11.

Softball scheduleEdit

I am currently trying to make a page for the 2010 Alabama Crimson Tide softball season, i used the softball schedule template that you made. For some reason there is a problem with the template and i cant find what i did wrong. Could you please go to the page and see if you can find what is wrong? -- Zwilson14 (talk) 21:38, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

What do you think is wrong with the schedule in that article? (talk) 05:47, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

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Sports NotabilityEdit

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National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of FameEdit

I created a new article/list on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame. It is effectively a template of many of the greatest figures in the sport's history. I also created articles on two of the inductees, Margie Wright and Carol Hutchins. Articles on other inductees are needed. Help and suggestions from project participants would be welcome. Cbl62 (talk) 18:23, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

  • The two ladies articles should be sent to DYK, if you haven't already. Courcelles (talk) 18:25, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Softball articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 releaseEdit

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Outline of softballEdit

There is no Outline of softball.

To create one, click on the redlink above and add this line:


Then press Save page and start adding relevant subheadings and links.

For the whole set of outlines on Wikipedia, see Portal:Contents/Outlines.

For a relevant discussion see: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Birds/archive 40#What do you think about making an Outline of Birds?

Here's the outline they created: Outline of birds.

The Transhumanist 20:47, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Outline of cricketEdit

Sports-related outlines currently under development include:


Can you beat the other Sports WikiProjects to completion?

For the whole set of outlines on Wikipedia, see Portal:Contents/Outlines.

Here are a few examples of developed outlines:

The Transhumanist 23:54, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Deletion PageEdit

I created this page Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Softball for discussions that may appeal to the concerns of your members. There was a recent afd on a softball player and someone stuck it on the baseball deletion page for lack of a better avenue. Kinston eagle (talk) 00:42, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Schedule templateEdit

Im doing the 2011 Alabama Crimson Tide softball season and i think the template needs a column for the overall record like the basketball one. I dont know how to change it but i was wondering if anyone else could. Zwilson14 (talk) 00:25, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Did filling in the rank = parameter within the {{NCAASoftballScheduleEntry}} help you out with what you are trying to add to that article? (talk) 02:07, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

New template Template:Student athleteEdit

Feel free to help fill in Template:Student athlete by adding new articles or creating articles for redlinks.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 18:51, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Your opinions and adviceEdit

A recently discussion Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Women's Sport. Your opinions and your advice are welcome. --Geneviève (talk) 22:59, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

List of college softball coaches with 800 career winsEdit

There is now a List of college softball coaches with 800 career wins as well as a newly created article on Sue Enquist. The list has many redlinks for many of the winningest coaches in the sport's history. Good candidates for new articles include Jan Hutchinson, JoAnne Graf, Kathy Welter, Frank Cheek, Diane Ninemire, Scott Whitlock, and Patty Gasso. Cbl62 (talk) 03:22, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

A teamwork togetherEdit

Why not? Each of us has the skills and we can quite together contribute. We propose the writing together of the page Major women's sport leagues in North America. In more this collective realization can allow us of know and to settle together a solidarity with Wikipedia:WikiProject Women's sport, Thanks --Cordialement féministe ♀ Cordially feminist Geneviève (talk) 14:44, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

RfC on the use of flag icons for sportspeopleEdit

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Portal:Sports is up for featured portal considerationEdit

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College Softball project noticeEdit

Hello, everyone. I've recently started the College softball task force, working to help expand Wikipedia's college softball coverage. If you have an interest in the sport, please consider visiting the project. Thanks, Ejgreen77 (talk) 03:29, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

score boxEdit

{{Softball Boxscore}} and {{Softballbox7}} have been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 00:22, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Carolina DiamondsEdit

Dear softball experts: This old Afc draft was never submitted for inclusion in the encyclopedia. Is this a notable softball team, and should the page be kept and improved instead of being deleted as a stale draft? —Anne Delong (talk) 03:16, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

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Request for CommentEdit

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Alternate terms for full countEdit

I have started a discussion on using "full house" to mean "full count". Comments are welcome. isaacl (talk) 15:48, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

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Jennifer McFallsEdit

Hi I would like to make edits and contribute to the Jennifer McFalls Wikipedia page. She is the coach of the Dallas Charge and also played for the USA Olympic team. I would appreciate any thoughts or comments for the page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rvara14 (talkcontribs) 22:37, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Taylor ThomEdit

Hi, I am interested in creating a new Wikipedia page for Taylor Thom, a former University of Texas softball player who now plays for Team USA and a new professional team out of the Dallas, TX area, Dallas Charge. As fastpitch softball is growing to be a very popular sport I believe that it is important that these professional athletes' information is available to those who are interested in it. I would greatly appreciate feedback on this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jaylinclevenger (talkcontribs)


Dear softball experts: Is this draft about a notable player? If so. I can move it to Draft space to await better sourcing. If not, I can delete it under db-g13 as a stale draft (provided nobody edits it...)—Anne Delong (talk) 04:36, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

  • Dallas Escobedo is the first ever draft pick of the expansion pro team Pennsylvania Rebellion. She just signed for her third season with them a few days ago. I don't know it that's notable enough, but she does have a claim to fame with a pro sports league.Jjwyatt (talk) 13:33, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks, Jjwyatt. On further investigation, I found that there was already an existing draft article about Escobedo. Also the sandbox draft, by a different user, had a lot of close paraphrasing from the athlete's website. I decided to fix up the other one, which was more neutrally written, and based on your opinion that she is notable I moved it to mainspace at Dallas Escobedo.—Anne Delong (talk) 14:39, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

RFC on sports notabilityEdit

An RFC has recently been started regarding a potential change to the notability guidelines for sportspeople. Please join in the conversation. Thank you. Primefac (talk) 23:09, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Discussion at NSPORTSEdit

Hello all. In an effort to finally resolve the never-ending and annoying GNG v SSG issue, I've proposed a revision of the NSPORTS introduction. You are all invited to take part in the discussion. Thank you. Jack | talk page 06:20, 20 September 2017 (UTC)


With the notable exception of softball, WP:NSPORTS has notability standards for just about every sport from badminton to curling to orienteering and triathlon. Should this project try to come up with some guidelines for which players, coaches, teams, seasons, etc. are presumed to be notable? At a minimum, it would seem that the following should be presumed notable: (1) Division I softball programs (e.g., UCLA Bruins softball), (2) Women's College World Series championship teams (e.g., 2015 Florida Gators softball team), (3) the approximately 18 players per year who are selected by the NFCA as first-team All-Americans (e.g., Meghan Beaubien), (4) inductees into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame (e.g., Judi Garman), and (5) college coaches with at least 1,000 carer wins (e.g., Phil McSpadden). Thoughts? Other ideas? Cbl62 (talk) 19:43, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Links to batting averageEdit

Following a split in the batting average to batting average (baseball) and batting average (cricket), I've been editing the incoming links to the parent page, so that all baseball players link to the baseball page and cricketers to the cricket one. I've left alone those for softball players so far, but would anyone object if I do the same for softball players (i.e. link to the baseball page). I can see on examples such as Jennie Finch that there are already links to other baseball pages, such as hit (baseball), so I'd assume this is the same? Spike 'em (talk) 11:05, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

TFD notificationEdit

Only WP:CFB was notified. I think all relevant sports should participate in this discussion at Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2019 April 4#Athletic program head coaches navboxes.-TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 01:10, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Ole Miss Rebels softball navboxEdit

 Template:Ole Miss Rebels softball navbox has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. SportsGuy789 (talk) 01:30, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

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Coaching treesEdit

Over at WikiProject College football we've had discussion recently regarding coaching trees on bio articles for coaches. Some of us noticed a proliferation in recent months of coaching tree list sections for coaches of lesser and lesser note. We reached a consensus that while such sections are appropriate for highly influential coaches where reliable third-party sources show substantive discussion of a coach's tree or legacy of coaching disciples, the vast major of such sections amount to some combination of synthesis, original research, and cruft. As such, I've culled over 800 such sections from bio articles for football coaches and left just 54, while identifying about 40 of the culled as possible candidates for inclusion, provided good sourcing can be found; see Wikipedia:WikiProject College football/Coaching trees. There are smaller number of such coaching tree sections on bio articles for softball coaches, e.g. Beverly Smith (softball), Jo Evans, Patrick Murphy (softball). I suspect the vast majority of these fall in the cruft bin. We are hoping to extended the consensus reached at WikiProject College football to other sports project and establish a site-wide policy on coaching trees. Please let me know your thoughts here or at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject College football#Tree littering. Thanks, Jweiss11 (talk) 01:10, 13 February 2020 (UTC)


Hey all, I hope everyone is safe and healthy. My name is HickoryOughtShirt?4 and I'm a member of WikiProject Ice Hockey. I was wondering if there was any interest in starting a WikiProject Sports channel on Discord? There's quite a few of us who are interested in sports, and I think it would be a good idea to help the WikiProject recruit more members. You guys can join us through here.HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 00:13, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

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