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FALL SEASON RULES

MAJORS

Game & Time Limits

Tie games will be played until time limit expires.

Time limit for all games is 1:30 minutes during the weekday and 1:45 minutes on the weekend.

No new inning will start after 7:00pm sharp for AAA.

A new inning begins as soon as the last out is made of the prior inning. 

Home plate umpire is responsible for keeping time, but will announce the start time to the booth. 

Weekday games are Monday-Friday, and weekend games are Saturday and Sunday. 

If you start a weekday game after 5:30pm, no new inning starts after 7:00pm.

If you start a weekday game before 5:30pm, (let’s say 5:20pm), no new inning starts after 6:50pm due to time limit.

Game Play

Continuous Batting Order: Teams will bat all batters in a continuous lineup.

Players cannot sit for consecutive innings.

Players cannot sit twice until all players have sat once.......with the exception of the starting pitcher, provided he has not been substituted from the pitching position and he has not reached his pitch count limit for the day or week.

Once a manager takes the starting pitcher out of the pitching position, he must go directly to the bench and sit a complete inning, provided he is the only player that has not sat an inning or there is one player that has sat twice. A complete inning consists of the start of an inning before warm up pitches are thrown, until the 3rd out of that inning is made.

If the manager takes the starting pitcher out of the game in the middle of an inning, and he is the only player that has not sat once or with one other player sitting twice, that starting pitcher must sit the remainder of the inning he was taken out plus the next complete inning.

Coaching on Defense: Coaches can coach in an imaginary box that extends 4 ft in front of their own dugout or in the imaginary box right outside the entrance of the dugout.
 
These imaginary boxes will be illustrated in the coaching clinic and discussed by the coaching coordinator.

The first 3 innings will continue until the offense has scored 5 runs or the defense has recorded 3 outs.

The 4th inning and on will be played with unlimited runs or until the game reaches the designated time limit.

A complete game consists of 4 innings or 3 ½ innings with the home team ahead.

10 run rule is in effect from the 4th inning on

 

Pitch Count Rules

100 pitches Max per calendar week (Monday-Sunday)

 40 pitches max (with threshold)

You must announce threshold!!

Days of rest apply - GREEN BOOK (page 42)




SPRING SEASON MAJORS RULES


ALL GREEN BOOK RULES – EXCEPT FOR LEAGUE PITCH COUNT RULES

No ties or time limit – 10 run rule in affect after 4 innings or 3 ½ if the home team is ahead.

Coaching on Defense: Coaches can coach in an imaginary box right outside the entrance of the dugout.
 
This imaginary box will be illustrated in the coaching clinic and discussed by the coaching coordinator.

No inning may start after 10:00 pm.

Pitch Count Rules

100 pitches Max per calendar week (Monday-Sunday)

2/24 – 3/16     ---   40 pitches max (no threshold)

3/17 – 4/15     ---   55 pitches max (with threshold)

4/16 – 4/29     ---   65 pitches max (with threshold)

4/30 – end      ---   GREEN BOOK

Days of rest apply - GREEN BOOK (page 42)

You MUST announce threshold!


Pool Players
1.  Definition 
i.  A pool player is a Majors rostered player that is eligible to play in a Majors game for another team, provided that team does not have enough players to participate.

2.  Formation of Pool Players
i.  At the conclusion of the Spring Majors draft, both the American and National player agents will classify each player on the majors teams to make them eligible to be a pool player.
ii.  Players will be classified and designated as "A", "B", or "C" based on their skill level from the tryout.
iii.  All Majors players on a roster will be eligible to be a pool player but are not required to participate as a pool player.

3.  Procedure and Rules

i.  Pool player(s) can only be requested by the Manager of a team that will have 8 or less players anticipated to show up for a scheduled game.
ii.  The Manager must request pool player(s) to the designated player agent.
iii.  The Manager will list his/her rostered players to the player agent that will not be present at the game for which he/she is requesting pool player(s).  Majors rosters must be 12 players, so all of the players must be accounted for on the list.
iv.  It is the player agents responsibility to find, confirm and approve a pool player for the Manger requesting a pool player.
v.  The player agent will take the list provided by the manager of players that will not be present and contact pool players with the same classification.  
Example:  A manager has been informed that he/she will only have 8 players showing up to the next game.  The manager emails the player agent requesting 1 pool player and lists the four players that will not be in attendance.  The player agent looks at the list of players from the manager and sees that the manager will be missing three "B" players and one "C" player.  The player agent ONLY contacts pool players that are on his/her "B" and/or "C" list to be a pool player.
vi.  Pool players cannot pitch or catch during the game at all.
vii.  Pool players cannot play while they have their own scheduled game in progress.
viii.  If, before or during the plate meeting prior to the sart of the game, 9 or more rostered players show up late and are in attendance ready to play, then any pool players that were designated to play will be ineligible and cannot participate in the game they were designated to play. 
ix.  If the plate meeting has concluded and players show up from the team that did not have enough to participate, the pool player that was designated to play shall remain in the lineup and CAN ONLY play the minimum required amount according to the Green Book (6 consecutive defensive outs and 1 at bat).



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