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Sep, 2021

Fall Baseball Rules

Some of the special rules that have been implemented for fall baseball.

1. EACH TEAM’S BATTING ORDER WILL NOT CHANGE DURING THE SEASON AS EACH TEAM IS EXPECTED TO KEEP THE SAME ORDER SO THAT PLATE APPEARANCES STAY RELATIVELY EQUAL FOR ALL PLAYERS. ALL TEAM MEMBERS SHALL BE LISTED IN THE BATTING ORDER. IF A PLAYER MISSES A GAME HE/SHE IS SIMPLY SKIPPED. After each team’s first game GLL will produce each team’s lineup card and give it to the manager each day. The leadoff hitter for each game will be the player who was on deck when the team’s previous game ended.

2. Each team is limited to 6 batters per half inning.

3. Pitchers are allowed to pitch 2 innings per game (1 pitch constitutes an inning).

4.  Players should not sit consecutive innings defensively.  Each player should play at least every other inning.

5. Offensively, each team will start off each inning with runners on first and second. It should be the last two players in the lineup who are furthest from hitting.

6. Each team will be allowed 1 pinch runner per inning.

7. Games are 5 innings in length. If the home team is losing after 4 innings of play then the home team and visiting team will “switch roles” for the fifth inning and the home team will bat in what would be the top half of the fifth and the visitors (if tied or behind in the score) will bat in what would be the bottom of the fifth. REASONING BEHIND THIS: Generally speaking if a team is losing then they are rolling less hitters through the order. This allows an extra 3 outs for a losing team to have to get more hitters up to bat in a given game.

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