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Rules of the Game
The Game
The basic rules of baseball apply. Modifications to the rules are used in an effort to
001.0 The Length of the Game
001.1 The length of a game is 8 innings in both the Young and Oldham Divisions.
001.2 The game is official after five innings where weather or darkness is a factor.
001.3 If the score is tied after regulation, extra innings are played until a winner is determined.
001.4 Mercy Rule: An inning is over when the team batting scores six runs before the 3rd out is made.
promote parity on the playing field and consider the wide range of player's ages.
Note: The mercy rule is a "per inning" rule only.
001.4a If a batter hits a home run (a ball hit over the wall or fence), his run and any runners
on base score even if it results in more than six runs scored in the inning.
001.4b There is no limit to the number of runs either team can score in the final
scheduled inning of play or in extra innings.
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002.0 The Rules of Baserunning
002.1 Prior to the start of a game, managers must announce to the opposing team if any known
substitute baserunners will be used.
002.1a After reaching base safely, the runner may request a substitute baserunner
due to an injury.
002.2 The last healthy out is designated as the substitute baserunner.
002.3 Any player 60 years of age or older, who has safely reached base, may request a
substitute baserunner. This request is voluntary and does not come from the bench.
002.4 A substitute baserunner is not allowed for the batter from home plate since the batter
cannot be thrown out at first base on a base hit.
002.4a A batter cannot be thrown out at first base by any fielder on a base hit to the
outfield. An outfield base hit is determined by the judgment of the umpires.
001.4c No "traditional" game-shortening mercy rules (ie. 10 run rule) apply.
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