SJMSBL

35+ NATIONAL Hot Stover Division Information
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35 Divisional Meeting

D: 2020 35 divisional meeting

Number of Teams Represented: 9

Date of meeting: 2/4/2020

Duration of Meeting: 50 minutes



Rules:

Universal Rule of the SJMSBL For all Divisions: The last day to add a player to your Roster is 6 Sundays before your season ends. The maximum number of players on a roster is 20. Over 20 players on a roster cost is $100.00 per player.



Universal Rule of the SJMSBL For all Divisions: Player needs to play and or bat in at least 6 regular-season games. If a player only plays in the field as a defensive player or runner, it is the manager's duty to have opposing managers write that players participate in the scorebook for that said game.



Universal Rule of the SJMSBL For all Divisions: Managers voted unanimously that all teams need to have their Stats (particularly) game played - uploaded before there next game. If a team does not have stats updated by the next game, the offending team will get a forfeit for the game stats not uploaded. Also, for the 2020 Spring Season- If a team Forfeits 3 games team is not eligible for playoffs



Universal Rule of the SJMSBL For all Divisions: 1.A. If an umpire feels threatened by a player or fan, or there is a situation with a player the manager is obligated to diffuse the threatening situation. If manager does not diffuse threatening situation. The manager as a result of his actions will be looked at and determined if he risks being suspended from upcoming games.

Please do not include Lou or Neil on any group text or emails with your team and other teams. Make the determinations then let us know of any decisions





Additional Rules:



1. Mercy rule voted on to be allowed in play-in round and semi-final round both divisions

2. No mercy rule in Championship round

3. National Division voted to have a player need 6 games for playoff eligibility with forfeit victories counting towards the total number of games played for playoff eligibility

4. American Division voted to have a player need 7 games for playoff eligibility with forfeit victories counting towards the total number of games played for playoff eligibility

5. American Division voted for Mother’s Day play

6. National Division voted for no Mother’s Day play



Waivers:



Players waived in cannot pitch or catch until they are league age-eligible for each respective division

Alex Younger ( SJ Tigers 32 )



Divisions:



American National

SJ Bullies US Logistic Royals

PBC Royals Marlton Reds

Mt. Laurel Mayhem Riverton Rangers

Audobon Blue Sox SJ Nationals

SJ Cardinals

Aston A’s

Haddonfield Chiefs

Delco Warriors

Mets

Bristol Thunder

SJ Tigers

Bensalem Yankees

Available Dates: March- 29

April- 5,19,26
May- 3,10 ( Mother’s day ), 17, 24 ( Memorial Day ), 31
June- 7, 14, 21 ( Father’s day ), 28
July- 5 ( 4th of July weekend ), 12,19,26/
August- 2,9,16,23,30

Season Schedule:

Regular Season Opens: 4/5/2020
American Division 14-week season 2 DH’s 16 games
National Division 13-week season 2 DH’s 15 games
No Mother’s Day play

Regular Season Ends: 7/26/2020

Regular Season games cannot be played after 7/26/20

Seedings will be completed by 7/28

National Division Playoffs

Top 8 team make the playoffs no byes

Wild card

Better Seed Host Game

Better Seed is Home Team

9 Innings

Sunday 8/2/2020

8 vs. 1

7 vs. 2

6 vs. 3

5 vs. 4



Semi-Final Round best of 3

Sunday 8/9/2020


Lowest remaining seed vs. Highest remaining seed

Game #1 9 Inning Game

- Stronger Seed is Home Team

- Weaker seed Hosts game



Two remaining seeds vs. each other

Game #1 9 Inning Game

- Stronger Seed is Home Team

- Weaker seed Hosts game

Sunday 8/16/2020 one 9 inning game followed by a 7-inning game if necessary

Game #2 9 Inning Game

- Stronger Seed is Visiting Team

- Stronger seed Hosts game

Game #3 7 Inning Game (if Necessary)

- Stronger Seed is Home Team

- Stronger seed Hosts game


Championship Series Best of 3

Sunday 8/23/2020 one 9 inning game

Winner of Semi Vs. Winner of Semi

- Stronger Seed is Home Team

- Weaker seed Hosts game


Sunday 8/30/2020 one 9 inning game followed by a 7 inning game if necessary

Winner of Semi Vs. Winner of Semi

- Stronger Seed is Visiting Team

- Stronger seed Hosts game

Winner of Semi Vs. Winner of Semi (7 Innings)- If necessary

- Stronger Seed is Home Team

- Stronger seed Hosts game


Winner of National Championships get a $500 Credit

- Credit is not a check

- Credit is good for 2020 Fall Season or 2021 Spring Season

- Credit expires April 1st 2021

- Credit cannot be transferred to another team

- Team Exception: If Jose Hernandez’s team wins the championship again his team will receive a $250 Credit & they must move into the 35 American Division in the Spring of 2021.

Playoff Contingencies:

The league reserves the right to adapt any playoff series in the event of a weather situation so regular season playoffs are concluded by Sunday 8/30/2020


All-Star games:

The all-star game will be played at Frawley Stadium on a Saturday (date and time to be determined)

7 inning game

Teams will be chosen by managers picking 2-3 players from their teams and emailing them to All-Star managers

If a game is rained out it will not be made up

The announcer will need a line-up before the game to announce the game

Managers interested in managing All-Star teams:
Carlos Rivera
John McBride
Jose Hernandez
PBC Royal's mgmt.
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Fee Schedule:

2 umpires at each game
9 inning game $85.00 per umpire
7 inning game $75.00 per umpire

If Only One Umpire Shows- See Cost below

Cost per umpire per (9) inning Game @ $110

Cost per umpire per (7) inning Game @ $95

1. Canceling with less than one hour until game time- $50 per umpire (If umpires did not leave for a game yet, no fee will be charged)

2. Umpires arrive at the field and no game due to weather: $50 per umpire

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

4. Originally scheduled DH turns into one-single 9 inning game: Standard fee for 9 innings + $50 per umpire for the second game

All Changes need in schedule need to be sent to LMarshall@unfi.com by Thursday. If umpires are not notified before the day of the game then #4 Rule goes into effect (. Originally scheduled DH turns into one-single 9 inning game: Standard fee for 9 innings + $50 per umpire for the second game)

John Gallante
Umpiring Director + Assignor
Tri-State Elite Umpires Association
E-mail is preferred unless it is a notification on the day of the game.
E-mail: JohnGallante@hotmail.com
cell: (856) 994-4400


April 2016....John Gallante is the President and Assignor of the Tri-State Elite Umpires Association.If you think umpire assigning and training is an old man's business, think again. John is only 25 years old, making him the youngest umpire assignor in New Jersey. Under John's watch, the TSEUA has grown from 15 members and 500 games to over 200 umpires and over 18,000 games, making the TSEUA the largest umpires association.in the state of New Jersey. The association has acquired baseball ranging from little-leaguers to semi professionals after striking a deal with South Jersey Men's Senior Baseball League in 2014. John also runs the cadet and advanced training program for the TSEUA, which is widely regarded as one of the best umpire training programs in the region. In addition to his duties with the TSEUA, John is also a state certified high school umpire for the Tri-County Umpires Association and serves as the Chairman of their mechanics training committee. John has taken the Tri-State area by storm and has become the "go to guy" for umpires in the area for all levels.



Rainouts/Cancellations:

In the event of a rainout or cancellation, it is the responsibility of the home field manager to notify John Gallante 856-994-4400 johngallante@hotmail.com and also let Lou know as well 856-266-7916 lmarshall@unfi.com all cancellations need at least 1-hour notice. If a cancellation is made any time after that the fee schedule will apply of $50.00 per umpire if the umpires are there or on their way.


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

· 7 inning Game = 7-0



Please do not include Lou or Neil on any group text or emails with your team and other teams. Make the determinations then let us know of any decisions
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