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  2017 Rule Changes Thursday, March 30, 2017  

2017 Softball Rule Changes and Clarifications

The International Board of Directors of Babe Ruth League, Inc. has approved several important softball rule changes  for 2017.  Click HERE to see Steven Tellefsen's November 30, 2016, memo.

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2017 Pitch Count Rules

The International Board of Directors of Babe Ruth League, Inc. has approved Pitch Count rules for tournament play in 2017.  The Pitch Count rule can be used by the local leagues as an option during the regular season.  Click HERE to see Steven Tellefsen's November 18, 2016, memo.

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2017 Policy and Rule Clarifications

Policy and rule clarifications for the 2017 season that Babe Ruth League will be sharing with local leagues via the Babe Ruth League Web site were summarized in Robert Faherty’s October 13, 2016, memo to Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth Baseball Commissioners.  Click HERE to see that memo.

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2016 Rule Changes

Rule changes approved by the International Board of Directors for the 2016 season were summarized in Steven Tellefsen’s October 7, 2015, memo to the Babe Ruth Membership.  Click HERE to see that memo.  That information is also posted on the National Babe Ruth Web site at <http://www.baberuthleague.org/latest-rule-changes/2016-rule-changes.aspx>.  On December 11, 2015, Babe Ruth Headquarters sent a memo to League Presidents and Commissioners with a "Recap of 2015 Rules and Regulations Committee Meeting."  Click HERE to see that memo.  On January 13, 2016, Babe Ruth Headquarters sent a memo to League Presidents and Commissioners with a "Clarification of Suggested 2017 Pitching Rules."  Click HERE to see that memo.

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2015 Rule Changes

1) Rule changes approved by the International Board of Directors for the 2015 season were summarized in Steven Tellefsen’s October 2014 memo to the Babe Ruth Membership.  Click HERE to see that memo.

2) In February 2015, Southeast Region and Virginia State officials brought to the attention of Babe Ruth Headquarters the need for correction and clarification of rules in the 2015 rule books concerning the use of hockey-style catcher’s masks and use of the Extra Player (EP).  These concerns were addressed in Robert Faherty’s memo of February 20, 2015, to Babe Ruth League Commissioners on “Re: Slash Bunting.” Click HERE to see that memo.

3) The applicability of the requirement for a “dangling” throat protector on hockey-style catcher’s masks was not addressed in the February 20, 2015, memo.   John Armentrout, Southeast Region Assistant Commissioner, Operations, sent a follow-up message asking that this be addressed and asking why the memo on the Fake Bunt–Slash Bunt rule stated that it would be implemented for 2015 Cal Ripken Division tournaments but did not address its implementation for local league play. Click HERE to see John Armentrout’s message and Robert Faherty’s response.

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