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7.03 Forfeited Games

(a) A game may be forfeited to the opposing team when a team: (1) Fails to appear upon the field, or being upon the field, refuses to start play within five minutes after the umpire -in-chief has called “Play” at the appointed hour for beginning the game, unless such delayed appearance is, in the umpire-in-chief’s…


8.04 Reporting

(a) The umpire shall report to the League President within twelve hours after the end of a game all violations of rules and other incidents worthy of comment, including the disqualification of any trainer, manager, coach or player, and the reasons therefor. (b) When any trainer, manager, coach or player is disqualified for a flagrant…


General Instructions to Umpires

Umpires, on the field, should not indulge in conversation with players. Keep out of the coaching box and do not talk to the coach on duty. Keep your uniform in good condition. Be active and alert on the field. Be courteous, always, to Club officials; avoid visiting in Club offices and thoughtless familiarity with officers…


NCAA 10-4 Base Hit

Base Hit SECTION 4. A base hit is credited when a batter advances to first base safely: a. Because of his fair hit (rather than because of a fielder’s error as in 10-16); Exception—It is not a base hit if any runner is out on a force play caused by the batter advancing toward first…


NCAA 10-6 Extra-Base Hit

Extra-Base Hit SECTION 6.     a. A base hit for extra bases is credited to the batter when it is the sole reason for his safe arrival at a base beyond first. Any fairly batted ball that clears in flight an outfield fence in fair territory, even though it may be deflected by a fielder,…


NCAA 10-16 Error

Error SECTION 16.     a. An error is charged against any fielder (pitchers included) for each misplay that prolongs the time at bat of the batter or the time as a base runner or permits a runner to advance one or more bases. Note 1: Slow handling of the ball that does not involve mechanical…


NCAA Appendix E Getting The Call Right

Getting The Call Right The first requisite of an umpire is to ultimately get all decisions correct. Umpire pride is important, but never as important as getting the play right. It is the philosophy of the NCAA that umpires always seek to get the call right. This may involve the reversal of a previously rendered…


Can a pitcher wear a jacket while base running?

In high school there is no explicit rule saying that the pitcher may not wear a jacket while on base. There are speed up rules that may be adopted by each state association and this would fall under that rule.


Rule 6.00 – World Series

6.01 World Series play shall be under the jurisdiction of the USSSA Baseball National Committee. The Association’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations shall appoint a duly qualified person to serve as Tournament Director. 6.02 The Tournament Director shall have the authority to amend these National By-laws & Rules to accommodate the needs of the…

RulesMLB Umpire Manual


Rule 5.06(a)(2): Under Official Baseball Rule 5.06(a)(2), if two runners are touching a base at the same time, the following runner is out when tagged (unless, of course, the lead runner is forced). It is suggested that the umpire clearly indicate by pointing which runner has been declared out in such situations. See Official Baseball…

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