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2018 52+ Meeting Rules, Regular Season Playoffs, All Star Game

52+  Meeting Wednesday, Jan 31 @ 7:00pm, 57 minutes

12 Teams were represented @ Meeting

New Rule for 2018. (Communicated @ General Meeting) Player needs to bat or play in field for at least 6 regular season games. DL is terminated. If player participates only in field only Manager needs to have opposing manager write player’s field participation in his book.

New Rule for 2018. (communicated @ General Meeting) In the event of regional inclement weather. All Games will be postponed. Email will be sent to all Managers & Pop–up menu on website will be used. If Manager’s wishing to play they need to call Umpire Coordinator and opposing manager to coordinate game.

New for 2018. NO-CHARGE-..Managers of the SJMSBL are welcome to post an advertisement onto your website www.SouthJerseyMSBL.com . Send JPEG photo/image to eecnph@comcast.net

New for 2018: By unanimous decision @ General Meeting Manager’s elected to use 1010 Wilson Baseballs. 

Stats need to be online and completed by July 15. If stats are not on website by July 15 your teams risks not being qualified for Playoffs.

General 52+ Rules

-        No deadline in adding players. INPUT STATS!! 20 player Max on Roster. (Rule from 2017 Divisional meeting)

-        50+ Players are welcomed into 52+ division but they cannot Pitch or catch unless Grandfathered in.

-        Cy Young & MVP voting will be done after the season ends

-        All Star game to be played on a Saturday @ Frawley Stadium. Blue Team Manager: Mark Greenspan. Red Team Manager: Mitch Spritzler

Managers @ Divisional Meeting Waived in Below Players

1.     Jim SalsBery- Braves 48

2.     Hiram Cartagena-  SJ A’s 48

3.     Nelson Cartagena- SJ A’s 49

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Waiver: John Wyatt, Manager of Delaware Pirates. John Cannot be thrown out @ 1st base from the Outfielder.

-        John has a couple knees that need to be replaced

-        John Manages the Delaware Pirates

-        John Manages and plays in the American Division.

 -        Waiver approved- per Neil

 

Waived Players cannot Pitch or Catch. Above Players are inserted onto Waived Players on www.SouthjerseyMSBL.com website. Managers wanting to waive players onto there team need to email waived player to Neil @ eecnph@comcast.net or Lou @ LMarshall@unfi.com. Waived Players need to be approved by 52+ Managers.

National Division Rules, Regular season, Playoffs, Division teams

1.     Cheltenham Reds

2.     SJ Phillies

3.     Philadelphia Panthers

4.     Gloucester County Phillies

5.     Indians

6.     Marlton Braves

7.     Cinnaminson Reds

8.     Hammonton BlackSox

 

Open Sunday Dates

April 8, 15, 22, 29

May 6, 20  (off May 13 Mother’s Day & Memorial Day weekend May 27. Teams are encouraged to make up rain outs these Sundays, If practical)

June 3, 10, 17, 24

July 1, 8, 15, 22 29

August 5, 12, 19, 26

 

 

-        Outfielder cannot throw a Batter out from Outfield.

-        Unlimited Courtesy Runners

-        If team is winning by 7 or more Runs. Winning team is not allowed to steal. If player steals when he shouldn’t Team is given WARNING & player goes back to base. If team has already been warned and player steals. Player stealing is ruled OUT. Please note exception: Player can steal (if up by 7) as soon as ball pitched hits ground.

-        NO GAME Mother’s day May 13

 

Regular Season 14 weeks, 16 games (2) DH’s. Prefer DH in May. National: Play each team is division 2X’s. Play 2 American Teams. Managers understand schedule will NOT be balanced. When National Teams play American Teams, National rules prevail. American: play each team in division 3X's + 3 cross over

 

Playoffs:

Quarter Final WILD CARD: #1 Vs. #8, #2 Vs. #7, #3 Vs. #6, #4 Vs. #5. (9) Inning game played Sunday July 29. (Stronger Seed is Home team and has 1st right to host game)

 

Semi Final WILD CARD: Winners from Quarter Final play each other. Strongest remaining seed plays weakest remaining seed (Stronger Seed is Home team and has 1st right to host game). 2 Remaining Winners Play each other (Stronger Seed is Home team and has 1st right to host game). Sunday August 5th

 

Championship: Best of 3. Begins Sunday August 12

-        Umpires are paid for by SJMSBL

-        Winner of Championship receives $500 credit toward 2019 Spring Season.

Semi Winner Vs. Semi Winner

Game 1: Sunday, Aug 12 (Stronger Seed is Home team and has 1st right to host game)

Game 2: Sunday, Aug 19 (Weaker Seed is Home team and has 1st right to host game)

Game 3: Sunday, Aug 26 (Stronger Seed is Home team and has 1st right to host game)

Managers understand, in the spirit of ending playoffs before Labor Day the SJMSBL can change the Playoff Structure to Play a Double Headers. In the event of a Doubleheader The 1st game is a (9) inning Game the second is a (7) inning game. This format can be changed if both Managers agree.

Playoff Rainout field Contingency’s

1. Field as noted above. If above is not playable

2. Game played @ opposing field. If opposing field is unplayable

3. League Directors can schedule any field available

 

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

American Division Rules, Regular season, Playoffs, Division teams

1.     Montgomery County Yankees

2.     SJ A’s

3.     Senators

4.     Delaware Pirates

5.     Philly Old Timers

6.     Trenton Giants

 

Open Sunday Dates

April 8, 15, 22, 29

May 6, 13?, 20  (Memorial Day weekend May 27. Teams are encouraged to make up rain outs these Sundays, If practical)

June 3, 10, 17, 24

July 1, 8, 15, 22 29

August 5, 12, 19, 26

 

-        Email needs to be sent out asking Managers if they want to Play Mother’s Day, May 13. (we had a 3-3 tie at meeting)

-        Regular Season: 15 or 16 weeks. 18 games. Play each team in division 3X’s. 2 Crossover games. . When National Teams play American Teams, National rules prevail.  Managers understand that schedule will not be balanced. Managers need need to be contacted re: who wants to play extra cross conference game.

-        Playoffs: Same format as 2017 Season:

 

·        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

PLAY IN ROUND (WILDCARD)

Sunday, August 5   Seed #6 Vs. Seed #3

Sunday, August 5   Seed #4 Vs. Seed #5

SEMI-FINALS (WILDCARD)

Sunday, Aug. 12  Seed #1 Vs. Winner of “Play in Round”

Sunday, Aug. 12   Seed #2 Vs. Winner of “Play in Round”

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Championship (Best of 3)

·        Umpires are paid by SJMSBL

·        Winner of Championships receives $500 Credit towards 2019 Spring/Summer Season

                   DOUBLEHEADER IS PLAYED AUGUST 20 

-        Sunday, August  19  two (7) Inning Games    American Semi Winner Vs. American Semi Winner

-        Sunday, August  19  two (7) Inning Games   National Semi Winner Vs. National Semi Winner

                    GAME #3 IS PLAYED IF SPLIT OCCURS AUG. 20

-        Sunday, August 26 ONE (9) Inning Game (if necessary)

IF BOTH DIVISIONS SWEEP ON AUG.20. CHAMPIONS OF DIVISIONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PLAY EACH OTHER AUG. 28TH . UMPIRE FEE IS PICKED UP BY TEAMS.

 

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 (Standings will show a team losing by forfeit getting 1 point. This is incorrect and will be properly calculated at the end of season)

-        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

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Not discussed @ Meeting but in effect

Fee Schedule

2 UMPIRES @ EACH GAME

EACH TEAM PAYS FOR ONE UMPIRE

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. 

E-mail: JohnGallante@hotmail.com

 

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

* Nomination Ballot will be emailed to Managers July 15, 2018. Ballot will also be available @ "Handouts" on www.SouthJerseyMSBL.com

* Nominations will be published on Front page of www.SouthJerseyMSBL.com July 5, 2017

* Managers will than vote on Nominations. Final vote is DUE August 18, 2018

 

MVP & CY Young winners will appear on Front page of Website August 21, 2018

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