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BASEBALL “MAJORS” DIVISION RULES

All rules according to most recent Little League Rules and Regulations.
In addition, the following “Local Rules” shall apply:

General:

  1. Home team supplies 2 game baseballs.
  2. Only 3 adults are allowed in the dugout.
  3. Utilize a continuous batting order.
  4. Bunting is allowed.
  5. Unlimited stealing is allowed.
  6. Balks will not be called.
  7. Intentional walks are not allowed.
  8. The batter shall become a runner on a dropped third strike. This rule shall apply: When first is unoccupied with less than two outs or with two outs and first base occupied.
  9. Extra Innings (7 innings maximum) are permitted when the score is tied after six innings of play and less than 1 hour and 45 minutes have expired from the actual (not scheduled) game start time. Runs scored from an incomplete extra inning are not valid and the score is reverted back to the prior inning results. Pitching rules and counts are enforced through the end of the incomplete inning.
  10. The game will end if the winning team is ahead by 12 runs after four innings (3½ innings if the home team is ahead).

Pitching:

  1. A player once removed as a pitcher may not pitch again in the same game.
  2. A pitcher who throws 41 or more pitches cannot catch in the same game.
  3. A catcher who catches more than 3 innings cannot pitch in the same game.
  4. For pitch count and rest rules see Section VI-Pitchers in the Little League Rule Book.

Players:

  1. A player arriving late (after the start of the game) will be added to the end of the batting order.
  2. Every player must play at least 2 consecutive innings in the field and bat once.
  3. Coaches should rotate players game to game (ie. Same players should not sit out every game).
  4. Call up rule: The rating of the missing player will determine the rating of the player being called up (ie. A 1 or 2 rated player missing will allow a 1 rated player being called up. A 3 or lower rated player missing will allow a 2 or 3 rated player being called up). Call ups for Minor AAA should be 3rd graders and call ups for Majors should be 5th graders. The league Commissioner will issue all call ups. The call up can only play the outfield and has to bat last. A call up cannot be used to start a game over a roster player in the event of 10 players. However, once called up, they must play 2 consecutive innings in the field and bat at least once. There are no call ups during the playoffs without the permission from the Commissioner.