2017 Tournament Rules Summary

I have (finally) updated my “Tournament Rules Summary” sheets (baseball and softball) for 2017.

See here for the appropriate links.

Apologies for being later than usual – there was a bit more editing this year than in previous years. As I’m sure you know, the Big League divisions have been eliminated, plus there are a few new rules. These were covered in my post on 2017 Rule Changes, but include:

  • The youngest three divisions have been expanded to three years each (8/9/10, 9/10/11 and 10/11/12)
  • Tournament Rule 3a requires batters to keep a foot in the box except under specified conditions.
  • The Special Pinch Runner rule has been modified to limit its use to twice per game.
  • “Stealing signs” is now explicitly considered unsportsmanlike conduct, and calls for the ejection of the player and the manager.

Good luck to everybody with their tournament play!

About uic

I've spent more than 20 years as a Little League umpire. Where has the time gone? I've been part of the Little League community in Connecticut, Long Island and Florida and am currently a proud member of New Jersey District 10.
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