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Rules Cheat Sheet

Kirkland American LL - Baseball Rules Cheat Sheet

 

Note:  For additional details on the official rules, please consult the KALL Local League Rules, the Little League Green Book, or other official info

 

Little League Baseball Pitch Count Limitations

 
A pitcher who has reached the “threshold” as described in the LL greenbook (BB) {page 37, VI -PITCHERS (c) Exception and (d) Exception} - Will be charged the following concerning days of rest:

Pitches in a day:                                  Rest Period:

1 – 20                                                 No Calendar days req’d.

21 – 35                                               One (1) Calendar days

36 – 50                                               Two (2) Calendar days

51 – 65                                               Three (3) calendar days

66  & Over                                          Four (4) calendar days

 

Example:
If a pitcher has pitched 19 pitches and a new batter comes up, they may continue to pitch to the batter and not require a day of rest until any one of the following conditions occurs:
1. That batter reaches base
2. That batter is put out
3. The third out is made to complete the half inning

Note: a pitcher may continue to pitch until one of the above criteria is met and still be only charged with the Threshold # of “Pitches in a day” as listed above, i.e.: 20, 35, 50, 65, 85…

Any player, who has played the position of catcher in four (4) or more innings in a game, is not eligible to pitch on that calendar day. (Rule Book page 37 VI Pitchers (a)).  

In this case, a single pitch caught in one inning constitutes an inning.  A catcher who catches in more than all of or portions of 3 innings is not later eligible to pitch on that calendar day.


A pitcher who throws 41 or more pitches in a game can not later enter that same game as a catcher

 

Limits by age/day ***:

7 & 8         50 pitches

9 & 10       75 pitches

11 & 12     85 pitches


*** Note:  If the limit occurs during the middle of pitching to a batter, pitching to that batter can be completed

 

Time Limitations

    

Majors - No new inning after 2.25 hours, no new pitch after 2.5 hours

Coast - No new inning after 2.25 hours, no new pitch after 2.5 hours

Minors No new inning after 1.75 hours, no new pitch after 2 hours


§  If a game does not follow the current game, there will not be a time limit

 

Visits

    

Only 2 visits to the mound or field by the manager in an inning. On the third visit, the pitcher is removed.

 

Home Team Game Responsibilities (KALL/KALL):

  • Field prep needs to be completed 30 minutes before the scheduled game starting time to enable time for infield warm-ups. 
    This is should be completed by team parents rather than by the Manager or Coaches.
  • Line fields on the 1st and 3rd base lines and batters box. Keep chalk lines 6" short of the outfield grass area.
    The chalk is not healthy to grass, when applied.
  • Remove all field prep equipment from the playing field and return it to the storage facilities. 
    If last game of the day, lock up all  equipment, secure the storage areas and access gates and turn off the power.
  • Provide plate umpire

 

Visiting Team Game Responsibilities (KALL/KALL):

  • Provide a scoreboard operator.
  • Provide the official scorekeeper.
  • Track the official pitch count.
  • Provide Base Umpire


Home Team / Visiting Team - Game Responsibilities (KALL/KNLL interlock games):  

Same as above (KALL/KALL), with the exception that the official scorekeeper.
 

For Coast Only – Excerpt from the Local League Rules

(Not Addressed in Regulation, Rules or Operating Manual)

  • Five (5) run limit in all innings except the 6th inning or beyond, if necessary
  • Four (4) ball walk count.

For Minors Only – Excerpt from the Local League Rules

(Not Addressed in Regulation, Rules or Operating Manual)

  • Five (5) run limit in all innings except the 6th inning or beyond, if necessary
  • No player League Age eleven (11) or twelve (12) years old may pitch at the Minor League level.
  • Base stealing will be limited to one base per player, per batter.
  • Four (4) ball walk count.
  • At the mid season Manager and Coaches meeting, the Kirkland American Little League UIC, Minors Player Agent and the Director of Upper Level Baseball will assess the current level of League play. Based on this assessment, a decision will be made as to whether or not to align with some or all the playing rules of the Coast level.

Baseball Bat Reference

Information regarding allowable Little League bats are available at: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm

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