WWBRL: Babe Ruth Baseball - 2009 House Rules Updated
Batting Line Up:
Consist of 10 Batters - 9 players in the field & 1 EH (Minimum) or 11 Batters - 9 players in the field & 2 EH's. Note: Managers will have the option to switch an EH with a position player. The batting order, however, MUST remain the same!
If a team has 10 or more players attending a game, they must bat 10 players.
If a team has 11 or more players attending a game, they have the option to bat 10 or 11 batters.
Players who are designated to "split" the game must alternate per inning and per at bat
Example: Player A would play the odd innings (1,3,5,7) & Player B would play the even innings (2, 4, 6).
Example: Player A would bat the 1st time up, Player B would bat the 2nd time up, Player A would bat the 3rd time up, ect.
Pitching: Pitchers can pitch up to 7 innings per week during the regular season (Sunday-Saturday).
Note: During the playoffs, pitching will be determined by tournament rules.
Health & Safety of Players:
Baserunners can not slide out of the baseline to take out fielders.
If a pitcher hits 2 batters in the same inning, he will receive a warning. On the next hit batsmen of the inning, he must leave the game as a pitcher. If a pitcher hits 2 batters in the same inning, he will receive a warning. If he hits 2 batters in another inning, he must leave the game as a pitcher.
16 year olds can not pitch in the league.
Regular Season - Limitations:
During the regular season, there will be a two hour limit during the week weekends! and a two and half hour limit on the weekends!
If you start an inning, you must complete an inning.
If there is less than ten minutes remaining & the home team has completed their at bat, the game will be called.
If both managers agree to call a game prior to the two hour limit, the game can be called.
If both managers want to continue the game with more than ten minutes remaining, they must complete the full inning unless the home team is ahead after the away team has completed their at bat in the top half of the inning.
If a game is tied (at the time limit and/or after 7 innings), the teams will play one additional "speed up" inning. If the game is tied after that inning, the game will be officially counted as a tie game.
Note: A "speed up" inning consists of batters starting with a 1-1 count.