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2014 RI BABE RUTH STATE DUES

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: RHODE ISLAND BABE RUTH LEAGUES

$15 PER LEAGUE TEAMS

NOT ALL STAR TEAMS

2014 RI STATE BABE RUTH TOURNEYS

DEADLINE TO DECLARE WHICH AGE GROUPS LEAGUES WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN: JUNE 14TH

STATE CREDENTIAL MEETING SUNDAY JUNE 29TH 6PM AT COVENTRY REC HALL

TOURNAMENT DATES: JULY 11TH - 20TH

LOCATIONS:

13'S  WEST WARWICK AT MC CARTHY

14'S  COVENTRY

15'S  NORTH PROVIDENCE

NEW ENGLAND BABE RUTH REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS

2014

13'S  NEWTOWN, CT  JULY 25TH

14'S  WESTFIELD, MA  JULY 25TH

15'S  MANCHESTER, NH AUG 1ST

2015

13'S  VERMONT (LOCATION TBD)

14'S  CONNECTICUT (LOCATION TBD)

15'S  MANCHESTER, NH

 2016 SELECTIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED

BCI CHECKS USING FIRST ADVANTAGE

DO NOT USE FIRST ADVANTAGE AS THEY DO NOT PROVIDE SERVICE TO RHODE ISLAND, MASSACHESETTS AND TEXAS.

RHODE ISLAND BCI CHECKS WILL BE HANDLED THRU THE ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE THIS SEASON. ALL BABE RUTH MANAGERS AND COACHES MUST OBTAIN A BCI CHECK BEGINNING THIS SEASON.

Notice: All BCI records are confidential Law-Enforcement Documents. However, these records can be released as follows:

By Mail: 150 South Main Street Providence, RI 02903

  • A signed and notarized release for information
  • A copy of one of the following photo identifications: Check or money order (NO CASH) for $5.00 payable to BCI
    • State Issued Driver's License
    • State Issued Identification Card
    • Passport
  • Check or money order (NO CASH) for $5.00 payable to BCI
  • A self addressed stamped envelope for return

PLEASE ALLOW 7 BUSINESS DAYS FOR RETURN

In Person: At BCI desk

  • One of the following:
    • State Issued Driver's License
    • State Issued Identification Card
    • Passport
  • Check or money order (NO CASH) for $5.00 payable to BCI

 

2014 RULE CHANGES

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.

  • Babe Ruth 16-18 Division – Designated Hitter – Rule 6.10– Any Babe Ruth 16-18 League may elect to use the Designated Hitter Rule.  The rule provides as follows: 

     

A hitter may be designated to bat for the starting pitcher and all subsequent pitchers in any game without otherwise affecting the status of the pitcher(s) in the game.  A Designated Hitter for the pitcher must be selected prior to the game and must be included in the lineup cards presented to the Umpire-in-Chief. 

 

The Designated Hitter named in the starting lineup must come to bat at least one time, unless the opposing club changes pitchers.  It is not mandatory that a club designate a hitter for the pitcher, but failure to do so prior to the game precludes the use of a Designated Hitter for that game. 

 

Pinch hitters for a Designated Hitter may be used.  Any substitute hitter for a Designated Hitter becomes the Designated Hitter.  A replaced Designated Hitter shall not re-enter the game in any capacity. 

 

The Designated Hitter may be used defensively, continuing to bat in the same position in the batting order, but the pitcher must then bat in the place of the substituted defensive player, unless more than one substitution is made, and the manager then must designate their spots in the batting order. 

 

A runner may be substituted for the Designated Hitter and the runner assumes the role of Designated Hitter.  A Designated Hitter may not pinch run. 

 

A Designated Hitter is locked into the batting order.  No multiple substitutions may be made that will alter the batting rotation of the Designated Hitter. 

 

Once the game pitcher is switched from the mound to a defensive position, this move shall terminate the Designated Hitter role for the remainder of the game. 

 

Once the game pitcher bats for the Designated Hitter, this move shall terminate the Designated Hitter role for the remainder of the game.  (The game pitcher may only pinch-hit for the Designated Hitter.)

 

Once a Designated Hitter assumes a defensive position, this move shall terminate the Designated Hitter role for the remainder of the game.  A substitute for the Designated Hitter need not be announced until it is the Designated Hitter’s turn to bat.

 

  • Cal Ripken Baseball, Major/60 Division – Dropped Third Strike 6.09(b)– The batter becomes a runner when the third strike called by an umpire is not caught, providing (1) first base is unoccupied or (2) first base is occupied with two outs.

     

  • Babe Ruth Softball Tournament Regulations (10U Division) – Rule 11.05, Paragraph 12 – Increased the softball tournament pitching limitations in the 10U and younger divisions from six (6) innings to nine (9) innings in any two successive games.

     

  • Cal Ripken Baseball Major/70 Division; Babe Ruth 13-15 Division; Babe Ruth 16-18 Division – Rule 8.05(c) Comment:  Requires the pitcher, while touching his plate, to step directly toward a base before throwing to that base.  If a pitcher turns or spins off of his free foot without actually stepping or if he turns his body and throws before stepping, it is a balk.

     

A pitcher is to step directly toward a base before throwing to that base, and is required to throw (except to second base) because he steps.  It is a balk if, with runners on first and third, the pitcher steps toward third and does not throw, merely to bluff the runner back to third; then seeing the runner on first start for second, turn and step toward and throw to first base.  It is legal for a pitcher to feint a throw to second base.

 

(d)    The pitcher, while touching his plate, throws, or feints a throw to an unoccupied base, except for the purpose of making a play;

 

(e)     The pitcher makes an illegal pitch.

 

If you have any suggested rules and regulations changes or any new ideas you would like to see implemented in Babe Ruth League, please put them in writing and send them to my attention at Babe Ruth Headquarters with a copy sent to your District and State Commissioners.  As the local league is the most important component of Babe Ruth League, we want your voice to be heard at our upcoming Board of Directors Meeting.  It is only through your input that we will be able to administer another successful program in 2014.

RHODE ISLAND BABE RUTH LEAGUES, INC. HALL OF FAME CLASS 2015

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR CLASS OF 2015

NOMINATION FORM BELOW

HOF FORM

BABE RUTH COMMISSIONERS


RHODE ISLAND STATE COMMISSIONER MIKE WALKER
EMAIL: mikew1129@cox.net
CELL: 401-450-9412

ASSISTANT STATE COMMISSIONER JIM SPEARMAN
EMAIL: jamesjspearman@gmail.com
CELL: 401-316-2712

ASSISTANT STATE COMMISSIONER JIM HICKS
EMAIL: j.j.hicks@cox.net
CELL: 401-598-6742

RHODE ISLAND BABE RUTH LEAGUES

COVENTRY BABE RUTH

PRESIDENT: JIM SPEARMAN 821-5954 / 316-2712 or jamesjspearman@gmail.com

ADDITIONAL CONTACT PERSON: JACK FLYNN jflynn@cbrl.org or jflynn@gdeb.com

CRANSTON BABE RUTH

PRESIDENT: BOB ENRIGHT 626-0710 or tjenri@cox.net

DARLINGTON NATIONAL BABE RUTH

PRESIDENT: RAYMOND LACOURSE 339-3579 or  coachraylacourse@gmail.com

CONTACT PERSON: sazza724@yahoo.com

MIDDLETOWN BABE RUTH

PRESIDENT: MIKE CONDRY 855-0628 or condry19@aol.com 

NEWPORT BABE RUTH

PRESIDENT: JIM HICKS 598-6742 or newportbaberuth@gmail.com or j.j.hicks@cox.net

NORTH PROVIDENCE - SMITHFIELD BABE RUTH

PRESIDENT: LOU ZAMMARELLI 572-6347 or  louzam@zammarelli.necoxmail.com

PORTSMOUTH BABE RUTH

PRESIDENT: ROBERT FRIEDMAN 862-3760 or  info@portsmouthbrl.org or robertf0426@gmail.com

VP OF BASEBALL: BOB CAMPION campionpllvp@gmail.com

ADDITIONAL CONTACT PERSON: MATT VIANA 474-2919 or  mattv@millstoneeng.com

PROVIDENCE BABE RUTH

PRESIDENT: JOE COUGHLIN 273-7087 / 644-4031 or providencebaberuth@gmail.com

CONTACT PERSONS: FRANCISCO RAMIREZ 345-2296 or ciscoramirez15@yahoo.com

                                      DONALD GEORGE 327-1588 or nbageo@aol.com

                                      DIEGO GRULLON 688-8455 or grullond@yahoo.com

WARWICK PAL BABE RUTH

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: JOHN PALIOTTE 737-1800 or John.Paliotte@warwickpal.com

WEST WARWICK BABE RUTH 

PRESIDENT: DAVID GOSSELIN JR. 401-265-5505 or Dgosselin1@cox.net or David.Gosselin@cox.com

VICE PRESIDENT: ROB FORNIER 556-9095 or rs8281@cox.net



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