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Official Rule Changes

Babe Ruth League, Inc.

Latest Rule Changes for 2014
Updated 10/22/2013

The International Board of Directors has approved the following rule changes beginning with the 2014 season. These changes will be reflected in the 2014 Babe Ruth League, Inc. Rules and Regulations.

  • Background Checks (All Divisions of Babe Ruth League, Inc.) – Babe Ruth League, Inc. programs, nationwide, are required to annually conduct a background check on all managers, coaches, board of directors’ members, as well as any other persons and volunteers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams. The purpose of these background checks is, first and foremost, to protect the players.
  • Babe Ruth Baseball 13 Prep Division and 13-15 Division – Local League and Tournament Play Special Rules and Regulations – Extra Player (formally the “EH” extra Hitter). Prior to the beginning of each tournament game, a team may elect to add a tenth hitter to the batting order for District, State and Regional tournament competition, as well as the Babe Ruth 13-Year-Old World Series, Babe Ruth 14-Year-Old World Series and Babe Ruth 13-15 World Series. The player will be indicated in the line-up as the “EP.” The “EP” cannot be added to the line-up once the game begins. The “EP” will be treated as any other starter, and cannot be eliminated during the course of the game. If a team starts with 10 players, the team must finish with 10 players. Penalty shall be a forfeit.


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