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FOREWORD Playing rules not specifically covered herein, shall be governed by The Official MLB Rules of Baseball National League. If any conflict in rules between these Official USSSA Baseball National By-laws & Rules and The Official MLB Rules of Baseball – National League, these Official USSSA Baseball National By-laws & Rules shall govern. In the…


7.02 Suspended, Postponed, and Tie Games

(a) A game shall become a suspended game that must be completed at a future date if the game is terminated for any of the following reasons: (1) A curfew imposed by law; (2) A time limit permissible under league rules; (3) Light failure, malfunction of, or unintentional operator error in employing, a mechanical or…


Rule 4 – Section 1 – STARTING A GAME

4-1-1   The home coach shall decide whether the grounds and other conditions are suitable for starting the game. After the game starts, the umpires are sole judges as to whether conditions are fit for play and as to whether or not conditions are suitable for starting the second game of a scheduled double-header (two games between…

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4.00 Starting and Ending the Game

4.01 – The umpires shall proceed directly to home plate where they shall be met by the managers of the opposing teams, just preceding the established time to begin the game. In sequence- (a) The home team manager shall give the batting order in duplicate to the Umpire-in-Chief; (b) Next, the visiting manager shall give…

RulesMLB Umpire Manual


Rules 6.01(a)(5-7), 5.09(a)(13), 5.09(b)(3), 6.01(j): Rules 6.01(a)(6) and 6.01(a)(7) were added to the Official Baseball Rules to add an additional penalty when a base runner or a batter-runner deliberately and intentionally interferes with a batted ball or a fielder in the act of fielding a batted ball to deprive the defensive team of an opportunity…

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