Division Champ: LA METS
Top 4 teams play in a single elimination playoff. Teams are re-seeded after each round.
Semi-Finals (Aug. 27 @ Glendale Sports Complex - 9:30 AM): #4 Bandits (3) @ #1 Mets (23)
Semi-Finals (Aug. 27 @ Glendale Sports Complex - 1:00 PM): #3 Pirates (8) @ #2 Bucs (6)
Championship (Sep. 10 @ LA Valley College - 9:30 AM): #2 Pirates (4) @ #1 Mets (2)
Playoff Winner: FAIRFAX PIRATES
Top row: Antone Henley, Ken Rise, Ray Bunch, Rod Arancibia, Rich Brito, Marv Tercero, Jamie Macek
Bottom row: Serbando Plasencia, Sergio Rodriguez, Abram Guerrero, Michael Pedote, John Petrocelli, Frank Gonzalez
Not shown: Ron Anderson
2017 Division Award Winners
MVP: David Loyola (LA Mets)
Batting Champ: Ed Cartwright (Beachwood Canyon Bucs)
Cy Young: Rich Brito (Fairfax Pirates)
Winners based on a statistical formula and "recommendations" of the division managers.
Batting champ ... best hitter, not highest average. Cy Young ... best pitcher, not best ERA
Age requirements for the Sunday American division: All players must at least reach their 35th birthday by December 31, 2017, ADDITIONALLY
a) Each team may roster under age players (an underage player must be at least league age 25), however, those underage players are not allowed to pitch in this division without a written pitching exemption from the league president (provisions may be applied by the league president with such exemptions), HOWEVER
b) Each team may play no more than 3 underage players, rostered or otherwise, in any game. (REMINDER: Pool players/free agents must be announced at the pre-game managers' meeting, those players must be legal pool players/free agents, and must adhere to all pool player provisions).
Division bat rules: Wood bats only. Only wood bats are permitted. No bats containing any type of metal are allowed. So called ”composite" bats are permitted, so long as they contain no metal. Players that use illegal bats are subject to be called out or subject to ejection. A manager must protest the use of an illegal bat prior to the first pitch to the next batter. Failure to do so will render the at bat legal with no detrimental consequences to the batter. Upon a proper protest, the first time a batter uses an illegal bat during a game, he will be ruled out for that AB and all runners will return to their bases at the time of the AB. The 2nd time a batter uses an illegal bat during a game, he will be ejected from that game. For this purpose, an AB is valid after one pitch has been thrown to that batter.
CHECK THE RULES SECTION FOR COMPLETE, FULL RULES FOR THIS DIVISION.