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  Baseball Rules Chronology: 1900-present | BaseballLibrary.com
Another grandfather clause in the spitball rule: eight National League and nine American League pitchers are officially designated as spitball pitchers and allowed to use the spitter for the rest of their careers.
The sacrifice fly rule is amended to exempt a batter from an at-bat when a runner advances from first to second or second to third as well as on scoring.
The save rule is amended slightly; no save is to be credited to a pitcher unless the tying run was on base or at the plate or unless he pitched three effective innings.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/excerpts/rules_chronology2.stm   (2003 words)

 Baseball Almanac - Baseball Rules
For the purpose of this rule, a defensive interference penalty shall be construed as a fielding chance.
It is the intent of this rule to charge each pitcher with the number of runners he put on base, rather than with the individual runners.
For the purpose of this rule, all performances in the completion of a suspended game shall be considered as occurring on the original date of the game.
www.baseball-almanac.com /rule10.shtml   (8156 words)

 Colleyville Baseball Association Rules   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The Rules Decision Committee working under the direction of the C.B.A. Board of Directors will be responsible for resolving all protests lodged during the playing of league games and end of the season tournament games.
If the umpires agree that the play is a “rules” decision, rather than a “judgment” decision, the coach must inform the umpire that he would like to stop the game clock and be allowed 3(three) minutes to find the appropriate rule in the rule book.
If the coach does not have a copy of the rules, then not stoppage of play is not necessary and if coach can not find the rule in question in the 3(three) minutes then play resumes with the umpire’s call made at the time.
www.colleyvillebaseball.com /rules.htm   (4556 words)

 Major League Baseball : Official Info : Official Rules
This code of rules is written to govern the playing of baseball games by professional teams of the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, and the leagues which are members of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues.
No part of the Official Baseball Rules may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any information storage and retrieval system now known or to be invented, without permission in writing from the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball.
Basically, the Case Book interprets or elaborates on the basic rules and in essence have the same effect as rules when applied to particular sections for which they are intended.
mlb.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/official_info/official_rules/foreword.jsp   (404 words)

 NKCA Rules   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
All teams in "Rookie" "B", "A", and "AA" baseball must register by submitting a roster of player’s contracts with fees of at least thirteen (13) players and a maximum of(18) players, along with verification of their age and residence at the League Office by April 7, 2004.
Any manager who uses the provisions of this rule in any way to make a farce of the game or in a manner which the Board of Directors considers detrimental to the program is subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
The intent of this rule is to encourage base runners and defensive players to avoid such collisions whenever possible.
www.nkcabaseball.com /UmpirePages/rules.htm   (6039 words)

 Jim's Baseball Rules Answers Little League
Rule 7.08(c and j) simply state that a batter-runner must immediately return after overrunning first base.
Rule: 6.05(c), 6.09(b) Casebook interpretation Official Baseball Rules.
The award is from where the runners were at the time of the pitch if it is the first play by an infielder before all runners have advanced or from where each runner was physically positioned at the time the ball left the throwers hand on all other plays.
www.baseball-rules.com /myths.htm   (2202 words)

 Baseball Rules Menu on Baseball Almanac
The balk rule, baseball's least understood, has been in the rule book since the nineteenth century and Major League umpire Ron Luciano once said of it, "I never called a balk in my life.
An example was the 1887 rule where walks were counted as hits (which has since been restored).
Do you agree with their decision to use twentieth century standards or should we leave the historic rules in place as they were?
www.baseball-almanac.com /rulemenu.shtml   (211 words)

 Baseball Rules Chronology: 1845-1899 | BaseballLibrary.com
Although some sources say that the first written "baseball rules" date from 1834 or 1842, a more commonly cited year of origin is 1845, when the New York Knickerbockers created a formal code of playing rules.
The rules limited each team to nine players, laid out the field in what designer Alexander Cartwright termed his "baseball square" (with ninety-foot sides), and established that the winner was the team who scored twenty-one aces, given that each team had an equal number of turns at bat.
The infield fly rule is adopted: the umpire may call an infield fly when there is one out and first and second or first, second, and third base are occupied.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/excerpts/rules_chronology.stm   (2044 words)

 1998 American Legion Baseball Rules
Ruling 1: - If the fielder blocks the path of the base runner to the base (plate), the runner may make contact, slide into, or collide with a fielder as long as the runner is making a legitimate attempt to reach the base or plate.
Should a situation arise which is not covered by the provision of this rule, the authorized Department Offi cial will, in their sole discretion, determine the player's legal residence for the purpose of his participation in The American Legion Baseball Program.
There is a National Baseball Appeal Board (hereafter referred to as "the board") composed of: (1) the Chairman of the National Americanism Commission; (2) Chairman of the Baseball and Recreation Subcommittee; and (3) a third member appointed by the chairman of the National Americanism Commission.
www.basenuts.com /post200/rules.htm   (6152 words)

 QCBaseball: Your home for baseball drills, baseball instruction, and youth baseball coaching information
Baseball Instruction: Outfield Backing Up One of the best ways to keep yourself in the game and to help your team is to back up on every play when the ball is not hit to you.
Baseball Instruction: Sliding Sliding injuries are common at all levels and are especially common in youth baseball.
Baseball Situations: 1st and 3rd Situations Defending a 1st and 3rd situation is one of the most difficult situations because many players are involved in defending and each has to be aware and confident in his role.
www.qcbaseball.com   (589 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Baseball / MLB steroid rules trip up Latin Americans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Players from Spanish-speaking countries are getting tripped up by baseball's steroids policy at a disproportionate rate, raising concerns that they don't understand the rules on banned substances -- including over-the-counter supplements bought back home.
More than half the players suspended for positive tests at both the major and minor league levels were born in Latin America, according to a review of their birth places by The Associated Press.
Complicating the matter is that many substances now banned under baseball's program because they are controlled substances in the United States are obtainable over the counter in pharmacies in players' homelands.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/articles/2005/05/05/steroids_rules_tripping_up_latin_players   (496 words)

 baseball rules
Most of the rules that govern the play of baseball at all levels are the same, the biggest difference being Federation Rules (High School) which are not covered here.
No part of the Official Baseball Rules may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any...
Baseball Almanac presents the Baseball Rules : A Comprehensive Examination of the Official Rules.
www.only-baseball.com /2/baseball-rules.html   (551 words)

 Little League Baseball Rules
Little League is an international baseball organization for children and teenagers with an age range from five years to sixteen years.
Alexander Joy Cartwright was the chief codifier of the baseball rules from which the present rules were developed.
Baseball is the National Game of the United States, and is played in over 77 countries.
www.sport-smart.com /little-league-baseball-rules   (1047 words)

 PONY Baseball/Softball • Protect Our Nation's Youth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
International Baseball Federation and IBAF Executive Committee Meetings held more...
PONY Baseball and Softball Announces 2005 Baseball World Series and Girls Softball National Championship Sites and Dates more...
Joe Campenella (left), of Toluca, CA is presented with a Joe E. Brown award recently at a ceremony at Toluca Pony Baseball.
www.pony.org   (459 words)

 eteamz: Official Baseball Rules   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
If you're an umpire or need help understanding the rules of baseball, you've come to the right place.
A list of the top 40 most misinterpreted Baseball rules and their explanations.
The Umpire's helper is a reference that will guide you through the rules that need to be applied to situations that occur in almost every game.
www.eteamz.com /baseball/rules/obr/index.cfm?m=1,2,3,4,5   (112 words)

 Fantasy Baseball, Rotisserie Baseball Rules
Each team will be given one or two free agent pickups per week but is recommended you provide a number of pickups just in case the lower teams choose the player(s) you prefer.
Please note that each team is obligated to play their best lineup and the "strategy" of playing for a lower draft position in keeper leagues is considered an illegal lineup.
We are always available to you and will strive to make this the most enjoyable baseball season you have ever experienced.
www.fsru.com /one_year_baseball_rules.php   (1283 words)

 Rules of Baseball Trivia, Quizzes, Quiz Questions, Fun Facts, Information
These are selected rules of the game taken directly from Major League Baseball's rule book as of August 1, 2003.
This is part 2 of my abbreviation quizzes, this time on the fielding aspect of a baseball game.
These are the abbreviations for the hitting aspect of baseball.
www.funtrivia.com /dir/655.html   (288 words)

 Tacoma Baseball:  Baseball Rules Article
While 90% of baseball rules are the same there are different rule books and interpretations for High School, NCAA and professional baseball.
Last year the appeal rule was put back in and catchers are required to have full ear protection.
Also, there are numerous rules that the average baseball fan doesn't understand, i.e.
www.tacomabaseball.com /article-rules.htm   (240 words)

 Rules of Little League contrasted with Official Baseball Rulebook.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The comparisons made here are differences between Little League -- players 12 and younger -- and the official baseball rules propounded by the National Baseball Congress for the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, and all leading amatuer baseball associations.
Baseball - Non-roster players permitted, but must be in uniform.
Note: All references to the 9th inning in the Baseball are changed to the 6th inning in LL.
www.albanylittleleague.org /ruledifs.htm   (555 words)

 Northwest Baseball Assoc. of Ga. - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The baseball rules are available on the national web site ( www.aaubaseball.org).
To the right is the 2004 medal shown next to a baseball to give you an idea how large it is. The 2005 medals will be the same except for the year.
The NorthWest Baseball Association of Georgia's ("NWBA") function is to provide the organizational framework for advanced levels of competitive baseball.
www.nwgabaseball.org   (713 words)

 Fantasy Baseball: Rules   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The Live Draft puts owners in a real-time draft situation where for each group ten owners draft players one by one until their rosters are filled out.
The Live Draft requires a deeper understanding of both the game and Major League Baseball players, and is also a significant time commitment (up to 5-6 hours).
All three draft methods are detailed in the Rules.
games.espn.go.com /flb/rules/overallfaq.html   (3398 words)

 Bet Baseball Sportsbook Wagering - card, minor league, bat, all star, gloves, scores, rules, caps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
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 Fantasy Baseball Leagues - HeySportsFans
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 Little League Baseball Rules
Little league baseball rules are designed to make the game of baseball fair and equitable for all players.
A great variety of baseball rules that are frequently questioned.
Baseball rules, in general, have changed almost every year since 1845.
www.sport-smart.com /little-league-baseball-rules/index.htm   (1047 words)

 Amateur Baseball Umpires Association
The ABUA is the largest membership association for amateur baseball umpires in the U.S. Its purpose is to improve the overall quality of umpiring in youth league, high school and college baseball through innovative teaching and educational programs, and superior educational resources.
The experimental rule, designed to encourage an improved pace of play, requires a batter to keep one foot in the batter's box throughout an at-bat, unless certain exceptions apply, in which case the batter must remain within the dirt area surrounding home plate.
The experimental rule was used successfully in 2004 during the Major League Baseball-operated Arizona Fall League, a developmental league for top Minor League prospects.
www.umpire.org   (1172 words)

 National Baseball Site
The American Legion and their 2.8 million members have raised millions of dollars each year for players to learn the importance of teamwork, discipline, leadership and good sportsmanship.
The National Americanism Commission has made the interpretation that it is permissible to place a Flag Patch onto the team's uniform.
The Flag Code does not address the issue where a patch should be worn, however if a flag patch is sewn onto a Legion baseball uniform, the field of blue should be to the upper left.
www.baseball.legion.org   (263 words)

 baseball -> Basic Rules on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Baseball stars say steroids are problem, not a plague
The mechanics of baseball: baseball has evolved in favor of the hitter.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Former baseball star Jose Canseco is sworn in at a hearing by the House Government Affairs Committee looking into the use of steroids among major league baseball players.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/baseball_BasicRules.asp   (712 words)

 Baseball Almanac : The Official Baseball History Site
I n 1866, Charles A. Peverelly wrote, "The game of baseball has now become beyond question the leading feature of the outdoor sports of the United States...
B aseball Almanac has dedicated itself to preserving the history of our national pastime and has rapidly grown into an interactive baseball encyclopedia filled with more than one-hundred ten thousand (110,000+) pages of in-depth baseball facts, original baseball research and baseball statistics not found anywhere on the Internet.
has MORE than 110,000 pages of baseball history, MORE than 330,000 fast facts, original research from recognized experts AND material not found or seen on any other web site in the world.
www.baseball-almanac.com   (583 words)

 Congressman Eliot L. Engel (NY17) - Press Release - ENGEL TO CALL ON BASEBALL TO CHANGE RULES TO BENEFIT YANKEES, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
I am borrowing this absurd idea from Republicans who are changing the rules of the filibuster in the middle of the game.
“The rules of the Senate are clear; the minority can use the filibuster to ensure that their rights are not trampled by the majority.
When Republicans blocked President Clinton’s judges I was angered, but I knew it was part of the rules of the Senate.
www.house.gov /apps/list/press/ny17_engel/pr0518200005.html   (356 words)

 Rules of Baseball.com
Over 20 years of diligent work on baseball’s rules by authors with experience in professional baseball umpiring, professional umpire education and evaluation, and published commercial writing.
Joe Brinkman (MLB Umpire and Crew Chief #15) says that the authors’ “understanding of the relationship between baseball’s rules and on-field umpiring is unparalleled.”
Jeff Nelson (MLB #45), an umpire renowned for his rules knowledge, tells about how he studied from the manual and then chose to teach from it.
www.rulesofbaseball.com   (705 words)

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