PREPARED FOR THE 2006
LITTLE LEAGUE UMPIRE SCHOOLS
INCLUDES SUBSTANTIAL INFORMATION FROM THE FOLLOWING PUBLICATIONS:
“2006 Little League Baseball Official Regulations and Playing Rules”
“2006 Little League Softball Official Regulations and Playing Rules”
“2006 Little League Challenger Division Official Regulations andPlaying Rules”
INSTRUCTIONAL DIVISION OF LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
“The Right Call -- Casebook of Little League Baseball”
PREPARED BY THE
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL®, INCORPORATED
“Rules Instruction Manual”
Rules are generally listed in this type as they appear in one of the respective rules books.
(Rule Numbers are listed in bold type.)
[Programs listed areCHALLENGER, TEE BALL, MINOR, MAJOR, JUNIOR, SENIOR & BIG LEAGUE.]
[Differences in BASEBALL and SOFTBALL programs are also included.]
“The Right Call” Casebook: Entries are included from this Little League publication in the specific area of the book where it applies.
These notes are not part of any Rulebook publication, but are helpful comments or explanations from theLittle League Headquarters.
Included in this section will be rule interpretations, basic mechanics instruction and appropriate suggestions.
NOTE: The use of “he/she” for Baseball participants and “she” for Softball participants does NOT preclude either gender from a program.
Exception: In girl’s softball, only girls are eligible. In boy’s softball, only boys are eligible.
IV -- THE PLAYERS
Consult appropriate Little League rulebook for additional information.
All MINOR, MAJOR, JUNIOR & SENIOR BASEBALL & SOFTBALL Programs:
(i) Every player on a team roster will participate in each game for a minimum of six (6) defensive outs and bat at least one (1) time.
PENALTY: The player(s) involved shall start the next scheduled game, play any previousrequirement not completed for Section (i) and the requirement for this game before being removed.
The manager shall for the:
A. First Offense - receive a written warning.
B. Second Offense - a suspension for the next scheduled game.
C. Third Offense - a suspension for remainder of the season.
NOTE 1: If the violation is determined to have been intentional, a more severe penalty may be assessedby the Board of Directors. However, forfeiture of a game may not be invoked.
NOTE 2: There is no exception to this rule unless the game is shortened for any reason at which time the Local League may elect not to impose a penalty on the manager/coach.
Minor League and Tee Ball: If a league uses 15 to 20 player rosters they may reduce the Mandatory Rule to three (3) defensive outs and one (1) atbat per game.
[BIG LEAGUE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL only: Mandatory-playing rule does not apply.]
“The Right Call” Casebook -- Play 10-1: Sean is a starter and plays inning #1. The manager takes Sean out of the game after one full inning and substitutes Andrew. Andrew plays the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th innings and bats twice. In the 5th inning the manager puts Sean back into the game. Sean bats andplays the 5th and 6th innings. Ruling: It is not mandatory that a starter plays six consecutive defensive outs and bats once, before he/she is substituted for. A starter may re-enter after his/her substitute has played at least six consecutive outs and batted once. Play 10-2: In the top of the 4th inning, Miranda is substituted for Sabrina. In the bottom of the 4th, with the home team winning,rain comes and the game is official and declared over. Ruling: No penalty is assessed to the manager for not playing everyone six outs and one at bat. The game was ended by conditions the manager had no control over. The same ruling would apply to games shortened by darkness, light failure or time limit. However, any player who did not meet the mandatory play rule requirement, shall start the...