Babe Ruth League - Latest Rule ChangesUpdatedThursday January 13, 2022 byTara Knudsen.
The International Board of Directors has approved the following rule changes beginning with the 2022 season. These changes will be reflected in the 2022 Babe Ruth League, Inc. Rules and Regulations.
Tournament Regulations - Rule 11.02, Team Composition, Number 1(b), NOTE (Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Baseball) - At no time is it permissible for a player, manager, or coach to appear on more than one “active/participating” tournament team roster in the same year.
Tournament Regulations - Rule 11.05, Playing Rules, Number 4, NOTE (Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Baseball)– Note has been deleted: No pitcher shall appear in a game as a pitcher for three (3) consecutive days regardless of the pitch count.
Tournament Regulations- Rule 11.05, Playing Rules, Number 4(a), Tournament Pitching Rules (Cal Ripken Baseball) – League Age 7-8: No pitcher is allowed to pitch in more than six (6) innings in a day or a total of six (6) innings in two successive days. If a pitcher pitches six (6) innings in a day, the pitcher must have one (1) calendar day rest. If a pitcher pitches a total of six (6) innings in two successive days, the pitcher must have one (1) calendar day rest.
Tournament Regulations - Rule 11.06, Jurisdiction, Number 7 (Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Baseball) - The host teams for all divisions of baseball having received eligibility approval from Babe Ruth League, Inc., and at their League President’s discretion, shall be eligible to enter official tournament competition beginning at the District Tournament level.
Tournament Regulations - Rule 11.06, Jurisdiction, Number 10 (Babe Ruth 16-18 Baseball) – The following has been deleted: The Host Family Plan will be used in the Babe Ruth 16–18-Year-Old World Series.
Cap Emblem Option (Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Baseball) - Delete “not including the World Series.”
Rule 12.00, Babe Ruth League, Inc., Powers of District, State and Regional Commissioners, Number 6 - Annual State fees may be established. State fees, as well as any other league or team assessments, must be submitted and approved in writing by the Regional Commissioner and Babe Ruth League Inc.
Babe Ruth Softball Rule 1.15 (b) - No pitcher shall attach to her glove any foreign material of a color different from the glove. The pitcher may wear her batting glove on her non-pitching hand under her pitcher’s glove, provided the batting glove is not optic yellow.