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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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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…

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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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ABANDONING BASE PATH (INCLUDING AFTER THIRD STRIKE NOT CAUGHT)

Rules 5.05(a)(2) Comment, 5.09(b)(2) Comment: Under the Comment to Official Baseball Rule 5.05(a)(2), a batter who strikes out on a third strike not caught is treated differently than the plays relating to abandoning the base paths found in the Comments to Official Baseball Rule 5.09(b). Specifically, the following interpretations shall govern a batter who has…

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CATCHER’S INTERFERENCE

Rules 5.05(b)(3), 5.06(b)(3)(D), 6.01(g): Under Official Baseball Rule 5.05(b)(3), if catcher’s interference is called with a play in progress, the umpire will allow the play to continue because the manager may elect to take the play—unless the batter reaches first base and all other runners advance one base, in which event the play stands and…

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DETACHED EQUIPMENT TOUCHING PITCHED OR BATTED BALL

Rules 5.06(b)(4)(B), 5.06(b)(4)(C): Any defensive player deliberately touching a batted ball over foul territory that, in the umpire’s judgment, has an opportunity to become a fair ball with detached equipment will entitle all runners—including the batter-runner—to advance three bases from the time the ball was touched without liability to be put out. The ball is…

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RUNNER MISSES HOME PLATE

Rules 5.09(b)(5), 5.09(b)(12), 5.09(c)(2): Official Baseball Rule 5.09(b)(12) states that should a runner, in scoring, fail to touch home plate and continue on the way to the bench (making no effort to return), the runner may be put out by the fielder touching home plate and appealing to the umpire for a decision. However, this…

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TEMPORARY FAILURE OF LIGHTS

Rule 5.12(b)(2): The Note to Official Baseball Rule 5.12(b) states that a league may adopt its own regulations governing games interrupted by light failure. The following are the regulations to be adopted: In the event of a temporary failure of lights while a ball is in flight or a play is in progress and the…

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BALK REGULATIONS

Rule 6.02(a): A balk shall be called audibly (“Balk!” or “That’s a balk!”) and by pointing laterally at the pitcher. However, the ball is not dead automatically when this call is made. The ball becomes dead only when the umpire calls “Time” following the call of balk, and the call of “Time” is to be…

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INSPECTION OF AN ILLEGAL BAT

Rule 6.03(a)(4): The following policies are in effect in regard to corked, improperly treated, and otherwise altered bats: First, Official Baseball Rules 3.02(a) through (d) and 6.03(a)(4) are in no way changed or affected by the policies set forth herein. These rules, which define the construction of the bat, the use of substances to improve…

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