What is Babe Ruth Baseball?
The Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball program, using regulation competitive baseball and softball rules, teaches skills, mental and physical development, a respect for the rules of the game, and basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. In all aspects, Babe Ruth League, Inc. is committed to providing our participants the very best educational, sports experience possible. It is our fundamental belief that every child with a desire to play baseball or softball be afforded that opportunity.
What is Taunton Area Babe Ruth League, Inc.?
Taunton Area Babe Ruth League, Inc. also know as Taunton Babe Ruth or TBR is a certified 501c3 charitable Organization. The Purpose for which this league is organized is to develop and operate an amateur baseball program for baseball players ages 13-15 in affiliation with Babe Ruth League, Inc., a New Jersey corporation, in conformity with and pursuant to the principals, rules, and regulations enunciated by said Babe Ruth League, Inc.
What are the objectives of TBR?
The main objective of this league is that, through the medium of a supervised, competitive baseball program guided and governed by said Babe Ruth League, Inc., this league will seek to implant in the youth of the community, ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, and reverence, so that they may become finer, stronger, and happier youth who will grow to be good, clean, healthy adults.
The secondary goals are to improve the baseball knowledge and skill levels of those players who participate in the league. Teaching both atehleticism and most inportantly, RESPECT. Respect for the Game, Respect for the other players, Respect for Manager, Coaches & Umpires. And Respect for all others involved.
What kind of Bat should I use for Babe Ruth baseball?
Babe Ruth Rules States:13-15 BASEBALL DIVISION
The bat may not exceed 34" in length, and the bat barrel may not exceed 2 5/8" in diameter. All aluminum/alloy barrel bats and all composite handle (only) aluminum/alloy barrels are allowed. Only composite barrel bats certified and marked BBCOR .50 will be allowed. Wood barrel bats conforming to the specifications of Official Baseball Rule 1.10 are allowed. If any bat cannot be clearly identified for its make and model to determine the barrel composition, then the bat should be removed from the game.
What's that mean? All wood and aluminum bats meeting the size requirements are legal, they do not have to have ANY type of certification. There is no limit on "Drop" ratio for wood or aluminum bats (example drop 3 or -3, drop 5 or -5, drop 10 etc.). ANY bat with a composite barrel must be "BBCOR .50" certified. Note: Only the material in the barrel of the bat counts. What the handle is made of does not matter. So don't rush out and buy a new bat. But if you are buying, TBR recommends a BBCOR .50 certified bat as that is what will be required for High School.
Please note that this applies to the 13-15 age group only. Senior Babe Ruth bats MUST be BBCOR certified.
Does TBR have a 10 Run Rule?
Beginning with the 2015 Spring Season, all Taunton Babe Ruth local league games will adhere to a 10 run rule as follows:
Any team ahead by 10 runs or more after 5 or more complete innings (4 1/2 innings if the home team is ahead) shall be declared the winner. Any team behind by 10 runs or more before the completion of the 5th inning may concede after any completed inning.
Who may attend monthly league meetings?
Taunton Babe Ruth holds monthly business meetings. Attendance to the monthly meeting is limited to voting members which include the Board of Directors and team managers. Rostered coaches may also attend but do not have a vote unless voting as a proxy for their teams managers. Such proxy must be previously announced to the President by the team manager. Other individuals who have business to bring before the board may attend if they have previously requested and been granted permission from the league President or in his absence, the Local league Commissioner. Such individuals may include but are not limited to player parents, sponsors, another leagues board members or coaches, and umpires.
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