>> Be prepared! The 2018 League Charter database will open for action on January 3, 2018. The deadline for chartering is May 15, 2018. Games do not count towards tournament eligibility until a league is chartered (with insurance) online and all rosters are submitted online. Game schedules (Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth Baseball and (or) Softball regular season team games only) must be submitted to the District and State Commissioners. <<
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Annual Fall Meeting and 2017 Elections

The annual Fall Meeting of Babe Ruth Leagues of Virginia, Inc. was held on Sunday, September 24, 2017, in the Henricus Room of the Dorey Recreation Center ("The Barn") in Dorey Park, 7200 Dorey Park Drive, Henrico, Virginia 23231.  The meeting minutes, which include the election of State officers for 2-year terms through October 31, 2019 (as specified in Section V of the corporation bylaws of Babe Ruth Leagues of Virginia, Inc.), are posted HERE.



The International Board of Directors approved rules that govern pitch counts.  The new rule became effective in 2017 for tournament play.  The new rule can also be used by the local leagues as an option. Click HERE to read the notification memo and HERE to read the May 2017 update that supersedes the 2017 rule book.


Implementation of the new USABat Standard on January 1, 2018

Steven Tellefsen's October 14, 2016, memo to Babe Ruth League Membership concerning implementation of the new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat) on January 1, 2018, is posted under the "Current Bat Requirements" section (left side of this page).

2018 Babe Ruth Bat Rules
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2017 Policy and Rule Clarifications - Baseball and Softball

Robert Faherty's October 13, 2016, memo to Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth Baseball Commissioners concerning policy and rule clarifications for the 2017 season is posted under the "Current Rule Changes" section (left side of this page).  Steven Tellefsen's November 30, 2016, memo to Babe Ruth Softball League Presidents concerning policy and rule clarifications for the 2017 season is also posted under the "Current Rule Changes" section (left side of this page).



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