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Southern New Jersey Babe Ruth Baseball 
 Bill Pettit, State Commissioner

snjstatecommish@comcast.net

 

 

  

The Sportsmanship code
Of
Babe Ruth League

Develop a strong, clean, healthy body,
Mind and soul

Develop a strong urge for sportsmanlike
Conduct.
Develop understanding of and respect
For the RULES.
Develop courage in defeat, tolerance
And modesty in victory.
Develop control over emotions and
Speech.
Develop spirit of cooperation and team
Play.
Develop into real, true CITIZENS.











SNJ State Mission Statement



Southern New Jersey Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken Organization is comprised totally of volunteers. We are so grateful to those that have joined our organization. Your dedication enables us to provide the structure and opportunities for the young people of Southern New Jersey to play baseball and to learn about hard work, competition, the enjoyment of winning and sportsmanship of losing.

Our organization has 3 baseball divisions: Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken and Sr. Babe Ruth.

* Cal Ripken Division: Ages 4 - 12

* Babe Ruth Division: Ages 13 - 15

* Sr. Babe Ruth Division: Ages 16 - 18

The Cal Ripken Division is the fastest growing youth baseball organization in the world today and welcomes players between the ages of 4 and 12 years old. Since Cal Ripken Jr. dedicated his name and energy to the program, Ripken Baseball has outpaced all other programs in the country. In southern New Jersey, since 2000, our members have grown in leaps and bounds.

The Babe Ruth division for players 12 through 15 years old is the foundation of our program. In addition to regular season baseball, our program offers travel play, post All Star "round robin" tournaments and a Fall season baseball league.

Sr. Babe Ruth offers players 16-18 years of age an opportunity to continue playing baseball throughout their high school years. League games begin play in May followed by All Star Tournaments in District, State, Regional, and finally the World Series. All Star Trornament play starts in July and runs to August.

 

 

Babe Ruth League Tournament Pitching Regulations.
Can Be Found Under The 2017 Tournaments On The Left Side.
 

 

 

2016 RULE CHANGES

The International Board of Directors has approved the following rule changes beginning with the 2016 season. These changes will be reflected in the 2016 Babe Ruth League, Inc. Rules and Regulations

1. Cal Ripken Division - Fake Bunt - Slash Bunt - A batter is out for illegal
action when the player fakes a bunt and then swing. thus eliminating a player from fake bunting the ball. Penalty: Batter is out, the ball is dead, no runners may advance.

 2. Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth 13-15 Baseball, and Babe Ruth 16-18 Baseball -   Rule 11.06 Paragraph 7 (NOTE) - A Cal Ripken Baseball (all divisions)
host league, a Babe Ruth 13-15 Baseball (all divisions) host league, and a Babe Ruth Baseball 16-18 host league is given the option of having one or two tournament teams - one team as the host team and one team to compete through the regular tournament competition bracket. At no time is it permissible for a player, manger or coach to appear on more than one tournament team roster in the same season.

3. Tournament Team Administration Fee - Beginning with the 2016 season, Babe Ruth League will implement a Tournament Team Administration Fee to help offset the cost of the Official Tournament Trail leading the Cal Ripken Baseball World Series, Babe Ruth Baseball World Series, and Babe Ruth Softball World Series. Babe Ruth League continues to offer a first-class positive and memorable experience for all players, coaches, families and local league officials.  Please note the following fees:

TOURNAMENT ADMINISTRATION FEES:

Cal Ripken Baseball Division

10 - Year-Old Tournament Team - $25
12 - Year-Old Tournament Team Major 60 - $25
12 - Year-Old Tournament Team Major 70 - $25

Babe Ruth Baseball Division
13 - Year-Old Tournament Team - $25
14 - Year-Old Tournament Team - $25
13-15 - Year-Old Tournament Team - $25
16-18 - Year-Old Tournament Team - $ 75

Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Baseball -   Any Cal Ripken Baseball or Babe Ruth Baseball League may elect to use a pitch count during local league games. For more information on Pitch Counts, please visit www.baberuthleague.org and click on the "Pitch Smart" link.

 

5. CLARIFICATION - Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball - Rule 11.05, Paragraph 10 - All protests concerning player eligibility must be presented in writing from the protesting League President with clear indication of proof for the protest.

6. CLARIFICATION - Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball - Rule 0.01, Paragraph 5 (b.) - With the State Commissioner's approval, if the physical location of the school where a player attends classes during the traditional academic year is within the boundaries of an established league, the player is permitted to participate in the established league. (Note: This excludes home schools, cyber schools, sports-related schools, sports academies, or after school where a student participates outside of the primary school in which the player is enrolled.) A player is only eligible to participate in one Cal Ripken; Babe Ruth Baseball League.

 

7.CLARIFICATION - Babe Ruth Baseball, Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Softball - ALCHOHL/TABACCO - (All Divisions) - Babe Ruth League prohibits the use of all alcohol and tobacco products on all field and dugouts for both local league and tournament competition. These products include smokeless tobacco, E-cigarettes, vapors, and all related alcohol products.

CLARIFICATION - Babe Ruth Baseball, Cal Ripken Baseball, and Babe Ruth Softball - Rule 11.04, Documents - NOTE - These documents must stay in possession of the Tournament Director during each tournament level. These same documents shall accompany the team as they advance in tournament competition. Failure to produce the required documentation can result in the disqualification and elimination of a player, team or league from tournament play.

8 YEAR-OLD RULE - at the Middle Atlantic Regional meeting the State commissioners Voted to eliminate the five (5) Run per inning and the Unlimited run in the last inning. all 8 year-old tournaments will be played by the Official Babe Ruth Rules and Regulations except for the pitching rule of two (2) innings per game.

"Reinstatement Fee" Every team participating in the Southern NJ District Tournaments must sign and have a copy of the Reinstatement Terms & Conditions as part of there credential package.

 

  

 

2017 SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY STATE TOURNAMENT DATES

          SNJ STATE               DATES               LOCATION 

             8 year olds               July 13                Mount Laurel

              9 year olds                July 13                Mays Landing

10 year olds                July 6                 Delran

                11 year olds - 70 ft      July 13                Washington Twp

                  12 year olds - 60 ft       July 6                   Washington Twp

              1  2 year olds - 70 ft        July 6             Cherry Hill National

                 13 year olds                July 13       W. Windsor Plainsboro

      14 year olds                July 13                  Hamilton

     13-15 year olds               July 13                   Nottingham

            16-18 year olds                 July 13                  Open                  

 

If your league is Interested in hosting a 2018 Southern NJ State Tournament?

                   Applications are Being Accepted NOW
you can find the Application on the left under SNJ State Tournament Brackets.

 

 

           2017 Southern New Jersey State Champions.                                           

                                 8 Year-Old           Marlton
                                      9 Year-Old           Marlton             

                                           10 Year-Old          Burlington Twp         
                                11 Year-Old 70'     Mount Laurel
                               12 Year-Old 60'     Marlton Rec
                           12 Year-Old 70'     Medford   
                                  13 Year-Old           Atlantic Shore
                                              14 Year-Old         Hamilton/N. Burlington
                                  15 Year-Old          West Windsor
                                16/18 Year-Old- Rep:Hopwell-Ewing

       GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE SOUTHERN NJ STATE CHAMPIONS
             IN THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS.

 

    Southern New Jersey Babe Ruth Has 5 Regional Champions.   

9 Year-Old: Marlton Rec

               10 Year-Old: Burlington Township

    13 Year-Old: Atlantic Shore
                               14 Year-Old: Hamilton/Northern Burlington

                     13/15 Year-Old: West Windsor/Plainsboro 

                                    CONGRATULATIONS! Good Luck In Your Perspective World Series.                                                

 

 

    

 

 

SNJ State Tournament Host Policy and Procedures

Tournament Fees for all Southern New Jersey State Tournament Starting In 2018 shall be $800.00

  • It is the Policy of Southern New Jersey Babe Ruth League that all Local League be afforded the
    Opportunity to participate in hosting a Southern New Jersey State Tournament so long as their
    Facilities and staff present a positive experience for the participants Insofar as possible, State
    Tournament shall rotate among eligible organizations in a fair and equitable manner. With that said, tournament shall be awarded based upon the condition of facilities, past performance as a Regional, State, and/or District Tournament Host, schedule of Special Events planned in a community during Tournament
    Time, etc. The State Commissioner shall have sole authority in choosing Tournament Host.

  • Applications to host a Southern New Jersey State Tournament will be accepted at any time. League
    Are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Although not an absolute determining factor, the date
    Which an Application is received by the State Commissioner may be taken into consideration when determining host sites. All Applications must be in writing and must be accompanied by a $100 dollar
    Deposit shall be refundable should an applicant not be awarded a Tournament.

  • If necessary, a Tournament Site Selection Committee, appointed by the State Commissioner, will evaluate
    Tournament Applications and/or Sites.

  • Awards for Tournament Host shall be made October 1st for the following year's Tournament.

  • Should there be no eligible applicants for a particular Southern New Jersey State Tournament by the
    October 1st date, the State Commissioner reserves the right to solicit and award Tournament Sites
    As soon as possible.

  • Signing of the Southern New Jersey State Tournament Agreement shall take place within 30 days of the
    Awarding of the Tournament. Payment of any remaining portion of the Tournament Fee shall be due no later then May 1st .

  • Locations, Dates, Schedules, and Results for all State Tournament games shall be posted on the Southern New Jersey Babe Ruth Baseball Website.

 Host Requirements

       1) Payment of applicable Tournament Fee
       2) Facilities for a pre-tournament Credentials Meeting for Managers/Coaches, and State Babe Ruth Officials
       3) A competent Scorekeeper for each game
       4) Public Address System (preferred,not mandatory)
       5) Adequate Playing Fields, properly groomed and marked for all games
       6) A back-up supply of baseball
       7) A secure Tournament Officials' area, separated from the general public by fence, rope, or similar barrier
       8) Umpires: (2) for each game, and (3) for semi-Final and Championship
       9) Official Tournament Baseball
     10) Emergency First Aid available
     11) Adequate Security for the field(s) and surrounding areas
     12) All necessary permits for field(s) usage
     13) Sufficient staff and supplies/materials necessary to run a successful Tournament

HOST WILL RETAIN ALL REVENUE GENERATED BY THE SOUTHERN NJ STATE TOURNAMENTS

 

SNJ Babe Ruth to Supply

       1) Plaque for Championship Team
       2) Banner/Flag for Championship Teal
       3) Individual Awards for all players and coaching staff of Championship Team and Runner-Up Team
       4) Commissioner to represent SNJ Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken and administer rules fo the Tournament at all
            Games

 

EACH TEAM PARTICIPATING IN THE SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY STATE
TOURNAMENT SHALL PAY A FEE OF $250.00 DIRECTLY TO THE HOST
TO HELP OFFSET THE COST OF HOSTING THE SATTE TOURNAMENT.

 

 

SNJ- DISTRICT # 1 COMMISSIONER = JOHN VILLELLA
E-MAIL: the3villellaboys@aol.com  (609) 802-4460 cell                                                        

CAL RIPKEN

HAMILTON LITTLE LADS
NORTH TRENTON
HOPEWELL VALLEY
MONTGOMERY
NORTHERN BURLINGTON
UPPER FREEDHOLD
CHAMBERSBURG
BRICK AMERICAN
POINT PLEASANT
NEW EGYPT


BABE RUTH

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP
HIGHTSTOWN / E.WINDSOR
HOPEWELL VALLEY
LAWRENCE
MONTGOMERY
NOTTINGHAM
WEST WINDSOR/PLAINSBORO
NORTHERN BURLINGTON
WESTERN MONMOUTH
BRICK AMERICAN
POINT PLEASANT
NEW EGYPT


SNJ- DISTRICT # 3 COMMISSIONR = PAUL WILLIAMS
 E-MAIL:
pwill123@comcast.net   (856) 466-2568 cell

CAL RIPKEN
MILLVILLE
SO CUMBERLAND
SEWELL
WASHINGTON TWP
BELLMAWR
LINDENWOLD
BERLIN TOWNSHIP
BERLIN BORO
PINE HILL
FOLSOM
BAY SHORE
WARETOWN
MAYS LANDING
GALLOWAT TWP
EGG HARBOR TWP

 

BABE RUTH

MILLVILLE
PENNSVILLE
SEWELL
WASHINGTON TWP
BELLMAWR
LINDENWOLD

BELLMAWR
ATLANTIC SHORE
ATLANTIC WEST
DENNIS TWP



SNJ - DISTRICT #4 COMMISSIONER = Jo Ann Garrett: 
E-MAIL:
jgarrett@ncaddnj.org   (856) 316-2586 cell

CAL RIPKEN

BURLINGTON TWP
CHERRY HILL YOUTH
CINNAMINSON 
MOORESTOWN YOUTH
MOUNT LAUREL
MAPLE SHADE
DELRAN
RIVERFRONT
GLOUCESER TOWNSHIP
CHERRY HILL NATIONAL
CAMDEN KROC CENTER


BABE RUTH

CHERRY HILL WEST
CINNAMINSON
GLOUCESTER TWP
PENNSAUKEN TWP
BURLINGTON TWP
MAPLESHADE
MOORESTOWN
MOUNT LAUREL
DELRAN
HADDONFIELD



SNJ - DISTRICT #5 COMMISSIONER = FRANK HUGHES: 
  E-MAIL: af2kth@verizon.net
     (609) 923-1259 cell

CAL RIPKEN
 
MEDFORD 
PEMBERTON 
MARLTON REC 
GIBBSBORO-VOORHEES
SACRED HEART CYO
SENECA 


BABE RUTH

PEMBERTON
MOUNT HOLLY
SENECA
GIBBSBORO-VORHEES
MEDFORD
MARLTON REC