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Recent AL Baseball Rule Changes

Recent Baseball Rule Changes

Below is a summary of the major rule changes.  The wording may or may not be identical to the wording in the National Rule Book.


Rule 1.R.3. Pitching Rule - If a pitcher throws 45 or fewer pitches in game one of multiple games on the same day, he may return to pitch in game two, up to 105 pitches total for the day. If a pitcher were to throw more than 45 pitches in game one, he would be ineligible to pitch in game two. 

Rule 2.B.4. Graduated Students – Players who graduate in "previous year" shall play for the last American Legion team they played for or the team nearest their parents’ domicile.

Rule 3 & 4 Player Recruiting – Combined total enrollment of high schools cannot exceed 6,000 for 10th, 11th and 12th grades.

Rule 6.E. Players Per Team – add paragraph 4. In cases of season ending injury, a player may be replaced on National Form #1 prior to the end of regular season play with department baseball chairman approval and with proper supporting medical doctor’s note and documents.