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2017 52+ Meeting Rules, Regular Season Playoffs, All Star Game

52+ Meeting Monday, January 22, 2017 @ 7:00pm @ Camden Catholic HS

The SJMSBL does not give preferential attention to any team(s) based on their ability to play. A more talented team has no more say than a less talented team. As a result, the SJMSBL along with the 52+ Managers have decided to crown 2 Champions with all Teams making the Playoffs.

Below approved by all 52+ Managers 1/22/17 nph/LM. All Managers in attendance with the exception of the J.Wyatt (Bucs), Wayne B (GT Phils), Dean J. (Indians), Qdog (Panthers)


All-Star Game will be scheduled for a Saturday in June or July (1st preference is to have a late game) @ Frawley Stadium, Home of the Wilmington BlueRocks. Stadium address: 801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, DE 19801

   7 Inning Game

 At Ground Rules managers can even teams out. To give players more playing time we'd want the same amount of players on each Team.

Pick 3 players from each team. 


SJMSBL ALL-STAR (Blue Team)- (Home Team)

      Manager: John Wyatt 


SJ A’s

T. Giants

Chelt. Reds





Manager: Mark Greenspan 



SJ Phils (CC)


GC Phils

Cinnaminson Reds


The 52+ Division will be comprised of 12 Teams

Rule Changes from 2016

·       Batters can be thrown out @ 1ST Base from the Outfield. . If unspoken or Managers cannot compromise, each Teams Batters can be thrown out @ 1ST Base from the Outfield.. The SJMSBL appreciates compromise & Sportsmanship when figuring out   whether Batters can be thrown out @ 1ST Base from the Outfield.


·       Managers have the ability to compromise on “Courtesy Runner” Rule before game @ Plate. If unspoken or Managers cannot compromise each Team gets (2) Courtesy Runners. The SJMSBL appreciates compromise & Sportsmanship when figuring out “Courtesy Runners”.

·       Because of Teams in Division playing the same amount of games, Standings will be calculated based on the Point system.

-        3 points for a Win

-        2 points for a Tie

-        1 point for a loss

-        0 Points for a loss by forfeit

-        0 Points for a game not played

·       All 52+ Managers are aware of the importance of “inputting Stats” and have committed to getting it done on a weekly basis.

·       Playoff Eligibility. 18 Game Schedule, Player needs to play in 6 Games. Player needs to be in 1/3 of total games to qualify for Playoffs.- No deadline in adding players. INPUT STATS!! 20 player Max on Roster

·        At a minimum Player needs to turn 50 years old during 2017 calendar year. The league will consider waivers for players under 50 years old. The managers waived (2) underage players for “new Team’, The Cinnaminson Reds.

Available open 2017 Spring/Summer Sundays

April 2, 9, 23, 30

May 7, 21

June 4, 11, 18, 25

July 9, 16, 23, 30/

August 6, 13, 20, 27

·        Managers voted NOT to play Mother’s Day, May 14.

·        League does not schedule games Memorial Day weekend, May 29

·        League does not schedule games July 2rd


·        In the event of an uneven amount of Teams. 52+ Teams elected to;

-        Have an occasional weekend off  OR

-        Play an occasional split Double Header


Please note: rain outs can be made up on Mother’s day weekend, Memorial Day weekend and 4th of July weekend. Sunday games can be made up during the week (Night game) or on Saturdays. The league appreciates Teams that make games up ASAP. DO NOT EXPECT A RAINOUT WEEKEND AT THE END OF SEASON.


·        Regular Season     

-        April 2 – July 30= 14 Sundays

-        4 Double Headers = 18 Game Schedule

-    Target for scheduler: play each team in your division 3X’s (15) + play out of division for 3 games = 18 Games

-        All Managers understand….. The schedule will NOT be balanced. Reasons for unbalance; Restrictions on Fields (ie. Sharing a field, All teams not having a field available at all times)

American Division

MC Yankees

SJ A’s  (last year they were SJ Phils (L))

SJ Phils (CC)



Trenton Giants (Last year they were NE Phils)


National Division
Chelt. Reds




GC Phils

Cinny Reds


PlayPlayoff Schedule    

·        WILDCARD GAME = ONE GAME. Winner moves on. Loser is done.

Better Seed is HOME Team

-        Home Team gets 1st opportunity to Host WILDCARD GAME

-        Better Seed gets 1st opportunity to Host Games #1 & #3 in Best of 3

-        The 52+ Managers understand that in the spirit of completing the Playoffs before Labor Day Managers need to play games at an available open field, if your field is not available.

American & National Playoff Bracket/ Each division declares a Champion


Sunday, Aug. 6   Seed #6 Vs. Seed #3

Sunday, Aug. 6   Seed #4 Vs. Seed #5


Sunday, Aug. 13   Seed #1 Vs. Winner of “Play in Round”

Sunday, Aug. 13   Seed #2 Vs. Winner of “Play in Round”


Championship (Best of 3)

·        Umpires are paid by SJMSBL

·        Winner of Championships receives $500 Credit towards 2018 Spring/Summer Season

                   DOUBLEHEADER IS PLAYED AUGUST 20 

-        Sunday, August  20  two (7) Inning Games    American Semi Winner Vs. American Semi Winner

-        Sunday, August  20  two (7) Inning Games   National Semi Winner Vs. National Semi Winner

                    GAME #3 IS PLAYED IF SPLIT OCCURS AUG. 20

-        Sunday, August 28 ONE (9) Inning Game (if necessary)



Managers understand, in the spirit of ending playoffs before Labor Day the SJMSBL can change the Playoff Structure to Play a Double Header Playoff Sunday format

·        Changes will be made in the event of “Acts of God” (rain, weather, etc.)

·        Please note: “Act of God” definition does not equate to “Not having enough Players”


52+ League Standings

Shall be determined by A POINT SYSTEM

-        3 points for a Win

-        2 points for a Tie

-        1 point for a loss

-        0 Points for a loss by forfeit

-        0 Points for a game not played


Please keep in mind…. The spirit of the SJMSBL is to play Baseball. If a Team ”jobs Standings”  and does not play scheduled game because

“Played game” would have no bearing in standings; Team Jobbing the League has the possibility of receiving severe Penalties. Please make every effort to play all of your scheduled games.

Tie Breaker

When two teams are tied

1.       Head to Head record

2.       Fewest Runs allowed in all games

3.       Most Runs Scored in all games


When three or more teams are tied


1.      Fewest Runs allowed in all games

2.      Most Runs Scored in all games


Forfeit scoring

·       9 inning game = 9-0


·         inning Game = 7-0


Not discussed @ Meeting but in effect

Fee Schedule



Cost per umpire per (9) inning Game @ $80

Cost per umpire per (7) inning Game @ $70


1.Cancelling with less than one hour until game time- $45 per umpire (If umpires did not leave for game yet, no fee will be charged)

2. Umpires arrive at field and no game due to weather: $45 per umpire

3. Game 1 of DH Starts, no game two due to weather: No fee charged


4. Game 1 of DH starts, no game two due to team decision: $45 per umpire for second game


John Gallante

Director and Assignor 

Tri-State Elite Umpire Association 


E-mail is preferred unless it is a notification on the day of the game. 




2 MVP & 2 Cy YOUNG Nominations from each Team will be DUE July 1

* Nomination Ballot will be emailed to Managers June 15, 2016. Ballot will also be available @ "Handouts" on

* Nominations will be published on Front page of July 5, 2017

* Managers will than vote on Nominations. Final vote is DUE July 18, 2017

MVP & CY Young winners will appear on Front page of Website July 21, 2017


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