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Everything below was voted on by the 52+ teams represented @ 52+ Meeting Wednesday, February 6 @ 7:00pm, 1 hour & 14 minutes. 10 Teams were represented @ Meeting

RULES

Rules for all 52 Teams

-        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.

 

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

 

-             When a 52 American Team Plays a 52 National Team, the National team plays with all its rules below (Unlimited Courtesy Runners @ 1st Base). The American Division does not get unlimited Courtesy runners. Both Teams abide by: Can’t throw someone out from outfield & If team is winning by 7 or more Runs. Winning team is not allowed to steal. “Up by 7 Runs needs to be announced.” If after announced, player still STEALS, He is out with “no warning”.   Please note exception: Player can steal (if up by 7) as soon as the ball pitched hits ground.

-        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.

 

-             No deadline in adding players. INPUT STATS!! 20 player Max on    Roster. $100 for each additional player added to Roster after 20

 

 

-                Voted on by 52+ Managers-   Cy Young & MVP is scrapped

 

 Rules for National 52

-             Outfielder cannot throw a Batter out from Outfield.

-             Unlimited Courtesy Runners @ 1ST Base

-             If team is winning by 7 or more Runs. Winning team is not     

     Allowed to steal. Up by 7 Runs needs to be announced. If after    

     announced, player still STEALS, He is out with “no warning”.

-             Please note exception: Player can steal (if up by 7) as soon as the

                     ball pitched hits ground.

-        Universal Rule for SJMSBL: Code of Conduct Revision January 2019 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 manager his actions will be looked at and determined if he risks being suspended from upcoming games.

 

WAIVERS

52+ Managers unanimously voted in

Greg Miller (49) (what team is he playing on?)

 

52+ Mangers grandfathered in 2018 below Waivered Players

     Jim SalsBery- Braves 49 AND   Hiram Cartagena-  SJ A’s 49

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

     Waiver approved- per Neil

 

Waived Players cannot Pitch or Catch. Above Players are noted on “Waived Players” on www.SouthjerseyMSBL.com website. Managers wanting to waive players onto their 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.

 

ALL STAR GAME

·       Game will be played @ Frawley Stadium on a Saturday

·       Date/Time TBD

·       7 Inning Game

·       Mangers, Make –up of teams TBD

·       Pick 2-3 Players from your team for All-Star Game

·       Game MVP will be awarded.

-        Player’s at All Star game will vote for winner & winner will be awarded @ All-Star game.

·       Pick 2-3 Players from your team & email to your appropriate manager. If team does not have enough players Managers can fill team in with other players from there Sunday team.

·       7 Inning Game

-           If game is rained out, All-Star game will NOT be made up

-           Announcer likes to announce names of batting line-up and then play National Anthem     

 

 

National Regular Season

National Division

1.     Chelt. Reds

2.     SJ Phillies

3.     Philadelphia Panthers

4.     Gloucester County Phillies

5.     Indians

6.     Marlton Braves

7.     Cinnaminson Reds

  

Open Sunday Dates

March 31

April 7, 14, 29 (off Easter)

May 6, 19 (Managers Voted: off May 12 Mother’s Day & Memorial Day weekend May 26. Teams are encouraged to make up rain outs these Sundays, If practical)

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

July 7, 14, 21 28

August 4, 11, 18, 25

 

Opening Day: March 31.

End of Regular Season: July 29. Regular season games cannot be played after July 29. Schedule

National Regular Season 15 weeks, 16 games (1) DH’s. Scheduler  Target:  National: Play each team is division 2X’s. Play rest of games Vs. 52 American Teams. There will be NO Split Doubleheaders.  Managers understand that the schedule will not be balanced because of Simple Math & Field restrictions.

Schedule request: SJ Phils want to play Pirates, Do not schedule Doubleheader for SJ Phils May 19

National Playoffs

Divisions do NOT cross-over in Playoffs

On Monday July 29 Seeding will be determined. Teams making the playoffs will have a Seeding # next to their Team (on Website)

Same as last year

 

Quarter Final WILD CARD   ONE Game:

Sunday, August 4

(#1 Gets a BYE), (#2 Vs. #7), (#3 Vs. #6), (#4 Vs. #5)

·       (9) Inning game played 

·       Stronger Seed is Home team

·       Stronger Seed Hosts game

 

Semi Final WILD CARD   One Game:

Sunday, August 11

Winners from Quarter Final play each other.

·       Strongest remaining seed plays weakest remaining seed

-        (9) Inning Game Played

-        Stronger Seed is Home team

-        Stronger Seed Hosts Game

          2 Remaining Winners Play each other

-        (9) Inning Game Played

-        Stronger Seed is Home team

-        Stronger Seed Hosts Game

 

CHAMPIONSHIP   BEST OF 3

Sunday, August 18

·       Umpires are paid for by SJMSBL

·        Winner of Championship receives $500 credit toward 2020 Spring Season.

Stronger Seed Winner of Semi Vs. Weaker seed Winner of Semi

·       Game #1 @ 9:00am

-        (9) Inning game

-        Stronger Seed Hosts game

-        Stronger Seed is Home team

 

·       Game #2 immediately following Game #1

-        (7) Inning Game

-        Stronger Seed Hosts game

-        Weaker Seed is Home team

 

Sunday, August 25

·       Game #3 @ 9:00am (if Necessary)

-        (9) Inning Game

-        Weaker Seed Hosts game

-        Stronger Seed is Home team

Managers understand, in the spirit of ending playoffs before Labor Day the SJMSBL can change the Playoff Structure to Play a One Game Championship.

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 Regular Season

American Division

1.     SJ A’s

2.     MC Yankees

3.     T. Giants

4.     D. Pirates

  

Open Sunday Dates

March 31

April 7, 14, 29 (off Easter)

May 6, 19 (Managers Voted: off May 12 Mother’s Day & Memorial Day weekend May 26. Teams are encouraged to make up rain outs these Sundays, If practical)

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

July 7, 14, 21 28

August 4, 11, 18, 25

 

American Regular Season 15 weeks, 19 games (4) DH’s. Opening Day March 31. Regular season games cannot be played after July 29. Scheduler Target:  Make schedule as balanced as possible. Because of odd # of 52 Teams, 52 American Teams will be predominantly playing teams in their own 52 American division. 52 American will also play 45 American and 52 National Teams.  Managers understand that the schedule will not be balanced because of Simple Math & Field restrictions.

Schedule request: SJ Phils want to play Pirates

AMERICAN Playoffs

Divisions do NOT cross-over in Playoffs

On Monday July 29 Seeding will be determined. Teams making the playoffs will have a Seeding # next to their Team (on Website)

 

Semi Finals- Best of 3

Sunday, August 4 (Double Header)

(#1 Seed Vs. #4 Seed) & (#2 Seed Vs. #3 Seed)

Game #1

·       (9) Inning Game

·       Stronger Seed Hosts Game

·       Stronger seed is Home

Game #2

·       (7) Inning Game

·       Stronger team Hosts Game

·       Weaker Seed is Home

Sunday, August 11

If Necessary 3rd Game

·       (9) Innings

·       Weaker Seed Hosts

·       Stronger Seed is Home

IMPORTANT: IF BOTH SERIES SWEEP ON AUGUST 4TH . CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BEGIN AUGUST 11

Championships- Best of 3

Umpires are paid for by SJMSBL

     Winner of Championship receives $500 credit toward 2020 Spring Season.

 

Sunday, August 18 (Double Header)

Game #1

·       (9) Inning Game

·       Strongest SEMI winning team seed Hosts game

·       Strongest SEMI winning team seed is Home

Game #2

·       (7) Inning Game

·       Stronger SEMI winning team seed Hosts game

·       Weaker SEMI winning team seed is Home

 

Sunday, August 25

Game #3 (If Necessary)

·       (9) Inning Game

·       Weaker SEMI winning team seed Hosts game

·       Strongest SEMI winning team seed is Home

        

Managers understand, in the spirit of ending playoffs before Labor Day the SJMSBL can change the Playoff Structure to Play a One Game Championship.

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.)

 

 

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 IMPORTANT (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

 

·         7 inning Game = 7-0

Fee Schedule

2 UMPIRES @ EACH GAME

EACH TEAM PAYS FOR ONE UMPIRE

Cost per umpire per (9) inning Game @ $85

Cost per umpire per (7) inning Game @ $75

 

1. Cancelling with less than one hour until game time- $50 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: $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 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 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 second game)

5. Please. Do not put Neil, Lou or John on a Group (with your team) email or text Broadcast

 

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

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