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The purpose of this document is to avoid at all cost’s protest.  Any Manager who knows ahead of time if the opposing team is in violation of a rule it is your responsibility to let that other Manager know.  The people who often encourage the Manager to protest are the coaches and parents who may not know the rules and think they do.  They change every year.  Substitutions and Pitch count violations seem to be the ones that pop up.
 
If a player hits out of turn and you find out later and protest doesn’t mean the other team forfeits.  It is also the responsibility of the Manager to know the rules.  Even though your new to managing you must know them. Little League wants all games to be completed.  One can go to the ump and let them know that prior to the game ending your protesting.  Once the game is over you can not protest.
 
 
Green Book Finger Tip Facts
 
 
Substitutions
 
Defense substitutions must be made while the team is on defense
Offense substitutions must be made while the team is on offense
 
Page 63 Green book 3.09 6
 
Rule 7.14 Page 88 Pinch Runner – Once each inning a team may utilize a player not in the batting order as a special pinch runner for any offensive player. A player may only be removed for a special pinch-runner one time during a game.
 
Rule 3.03 Page 61
 
A player in the starting line-up who has been removed for a substitute may re-enter the game once, in any position in the batting order provided:
 
 
  1. His or her substitute has completed one time at bat and;
  2. Has played defensively for a minimum of six (6) consecutive outs;
  3. Pitcher removed from the mound may not return as pitchers
  4. Only a player in the starting line-up may re-enter the game
  5. A starter (S1) re-entering the game as a substitute for another starter (S2) must then fulfill all conditions of a substitute
  6. A starter must play his minimum innings before being subbed in for.
Bottom-line, the rule states that a starter who was pulled may NOT re-enter a game unless his/her sub has achieved 2/1 play time.
 
Additionally, if a starter (S1) re-enters the game as a sub for another starter - S1 must fulfill the 2/1 play time....make sure you understand this component of the rule too.
 
Pitching and Catching requirements
 
Page 37
 
A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game can not play the position of catcher for the remainder of the day
 
Days rest Requirements page 37 38
1-20 pitches
0 Calendars day rest
If the pitch date is 3/10, next eligible pitching date is 3/11
 
21-35 pitches
1 Calendars day rest
If the pitch date is 3/10, next eligible pitching date is 3/12
 
36-50 pitches
2 Calendars day rest
If the pitch date is 3/10, next eligible pitching date is 3/13
 
51-65 pitches
3 Calendars day rest
If the pitch date is 3/10, next eligible pitching date is 3/14
 
66 or more pitches in a day
4 Calendars day rest
If the pitch date is 3/10, next eligible pitching date is 3/15
 
Ages 9-10 - 75 pitches per day
Ages 11-12 - 85 pitches per day
Ages 13-16 - 95 pitches per day
 
 
 
A pitcher cannot play the position of catcher if he throws 41+ pitches that day. (This includes the 2nd game of a double header)
 
Pitchers cannot pitch in more then 1 game per day
 
Pitch counts must be logged in the FALL website within 24 hours from the completion of the game
 
Page 39 6.B. Catcher information who might pitch:
(a) Any player on a regular season team may pitch. Exception: 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. 1 pitch caught  in the fourth inning constitutes an inning.
 
 
Dropped 3rd strike pg 75 6.09 B
 
Third strike called by the umpire is not caught providing (1) first base is not occupied or (2) first base is base is occupied with two out (Note: A batter forfeits his/her opportunity to advance to first base when he/she enters the dugout or other dead ball area. )
 
Protesting a game page 69 4.19
 
Infield Fly Rule – Page 58
 
Balk – page 87 rule 8.05
 
Trips to the mound my a Manager – page 88 rule 8.06
 
Please read all the reason for protesting  (Batting out of turn Page 73 6.07) .
 
Miscellaneous
How many coaches and managers can be in the dugout? 1 mgr 2 coaches JR/Majors ..ID Minors by bylaws
Can a catcher warm up infield without a mask? No
Can a player wear any jewelry - No
Can a parent or coach warm up a player in the bullpen? No
Is anyone allowed into the dugout during or after the game? No only authorized personell. MGR,coach,league officials and umpires
Which teams pitch count is deemed official if there is a discrepancy ? The home book
Is there a time limit for Major games? No
Can you pitch waffle balls to kids for warm ups on the field – Yes must have helmets on their heads.
Is there a curfew for starting a new inning? YES 10:30 for JR and SR 10 pm all others T ball 9 pm