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Rule 1 – Section 5 – PLAYER EQUIPMENT

1-5-1   It is mandatory for on-deck batters, batters, runners, retired runners, players/students in the coaches boxes as well as non-adult bat/ball shaggers to wear a batting helmet that has a non-glare (not mirror-like) surface and meets the NOCSAE standard at the time of manufacture. The batting helmet shall have extended ear flaps that cover both ears…


NCAA 1-1 The Game

SECTION 1. Baseball is a game made up of two teams of nine players each. The team at bat is known as the offensive team, and its objective is to have its batters become base runners and its runners to advance legally, touching all bases. When this is done, a run is scored. The team…


NCAA 3-8 Field Umpire

Field Umpire SECTION 8. A field or base umpire may take any position desired and shall aid the umpire-in-chief in administering the rules. a. The base umpire shall make all decisions on the bases except those reserved to the umpire-in-chief, and shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the umpirein-chief in calling time, balks, foul balls, defacement…


9.13 Wild Pitches and Passed Balls

A wild pitch is defined in the Definition of Terms (Wild Pitch). A passed ball is a statistic charged against a catcher whose action has caused a runner or runners to advance, as set forth in this Rule 9.13. (a) The Official Scorer shall charge a pitcher with a wild pitch when a legally delivered…


9.12 Errors

An error is a statistic charged against a fielder whose action has assisted the team on offense, as set forth in this Rule 9.12. (a) The Official Scorer shall charge an error against any fielder: (1) whose misplay (fumble, muff or wild throw) prolongs the time at bat of a batter, prolongs the presence on…


Rule 17.00 – Global Sports Baseball

17.01 Global Sports Baseball shall be governed pursuant to the rules contained within these Official Baseball National By-laws & Rules unless specifically noted otherwise. 17.02 For Global Sports Baseball World Series play ONLY, teams shall be allowed the addition of up to two (2) “write-in” players on their Official Roster.         17.02.A…


4.02 Field Manager

(a) The club shall designate the manager to the League President or the umpire-in-chief not less than thirty minutes before the scheduled starting time of the game. (b) The manager may advise the umpire-in-chief that he has delegated specific duties prescribed by the rules to a player or coach, and any action of such designated representative shall be official. The…


NCAA 5-7 Doubleheader

Doubleheader SECTION 7.     a. A doubleheader must include the same two teams and may be scheduled as two nine-inning games, a seven and a nine, or two seven-inning games. The first game of a doubleheader must be completed before the second game may start. b. The second game shall start 20 minutes after completion…


Rule 5.00 – State Championships

5.01 State Directors shall have the authority to amend these National By-laws & Rules to accommodate the needs of the State Championships with the approval of the Association’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations. 5.02 The State Director or directors appointed by the State Director shall conduct all State Championships to assure that the USSSA…

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Ball Going Into Player’s Uniform

Rules 5.01(b), 5.06(c)(7), 5.06(c)(7) Comment: If a batted or thrown ball inadvertently goes inside a player or coach’s uniform, lodges in the catcher’s face mask or paraphernalia, or is intentionally placed inside a player’s uniform (e.g., in a pants pocket), the umpire shall call “Time.” The umpire will, using common sense and fair play, place…

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