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Wiffleball is a variation of the sport of baseball designed for indoor or outdoor play where regular baseball equipment may not be available. The game is played using a perforated, light-weight, rubbery plastic ball that is soft enough to be used without a glove and a long, plastic (typically yellow) bat.

The Wiffle ball was invented by David N. Mullany of Fairfield, Connecticut on August 14th, 1953 when he designed a ball that curved easily for his 12-year old son. It was named when his son and his friends would refer to a strikeout as "whiff", A classic Wiffle ball is about the same size as a regulation baseball, but is hollow plastic no more than 1/8th inch thick. One hemisphere is perforated with eight .75 inches (19 mm) oblong holes, with the other hemisphere solid. This construction allows pitchers to throw a tremendous variety and size of curveballs, sinkers, and risers. Wiffle balls are typically packaged with a hollow, hard plastic, yellow bat that measures 32 inches (810 mm) in length and about 1.25 inches (32 mm) in diameter. Bats may come in other sizes such a mini child sized length of 24" inches.

The game of wiffle ball, which sprang from the invention of the popular Wiffle ball, became modestly popular as a backyard, sandlot and picnic game in the 1960s and 1970s. Since 1980, the game has also exploded as an organized sport, with many successful sports leagues and tournaments now played across the United States and as far away as Spain. These competitions have been known to draw dozens of teams or more, typically consisting of two to five players per team, with widely varying rules and field dimensions.