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8 Teams represented

Everything below was voted on by 45+ teams represented @ 45+ Divisional Meeting, February 4 @ 8:00pm.  Meeting completed in 45 minutes

 

RULES

 

-        Universal Rule for SJMSBL: Last day to add a player to Roster is 6 Sundays before your regular Season ends. Max on Roster is 20 Players. Over 20 players the cost is $100 per player.

 

-        21+ Division: CY Young and MVP is scrapped for 2019. Instead a All-Star Game MVP will be awarded. Player’s at All Star game will vote for winner & winner will be awarded @ All-Star game.

 

-        Universal Rule for SJMSBL: 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.

 

-        Same Rule as 2017 below. Voted in again for 2018. Voted on again in 2019

Each team will be allowed two courtesy runners per game, and they don't have to be identified at the exchange of line-ups before the beginning of the game.  When the manager decides to use a courtesy runner, that person will be dedicated as the first courtesy runner of the game.  That runner does not have to be run for on each following at-bat, he can have the option of receiving the courtesy runner or running for himself.  That would also apply to the second player that receives a courtesy runner in the game.  The runner that is used as the courtesy runner is the last batted out, unless it is a pitcher or catcher or the other courtesy runner.

-        With respect to pitchers and catchers, they can receive a courtesy runner at any time during the game, not only when there are two outs as a speed up rule.  Their use of the courtesy runner does not count towards the two that are allowed per team.  The pitcher or catcher can refuse to take a courtesy runner during the game and doing so will not prevent them from using a courtesy runner at another point in the game.

 

-        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.

 

-        American Division decided to scrap MVP/Cy Young

-        National Division wants to do MVP/CY Young

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WAIVERS

45+ Managers elected to potentially waiver new under-age players who are to turn 43 and 44 in 2019. (These waivered players cannot Pitch or Catch). All waivered players need to be approved by League & 45+ Managers. New Rules voted by 45+ Managers. Players who were grandfathered in last year do not need to be waived again. Summer/Spring Season: A player can only be on one roster in each age division.  Player can be on other age division rosters If division plays each other during the season,

 

Also Waivered in below (by Manager unanimous vote) (These waivered players cannot Pitch or Catch)

44 Mike Holley WT Senators

49 Todd Panto CH Rangers

43 John Acker B Yanks.  Saturday, Feb 9 Managers voted 4-1 to allow waiver

 

 

 

ALL STAR GAME

·       Game will be played @ Frawley Stadium on a Saturday

·       Date/Time TBD

·       7 Inning Game

·       35 & 45 Teams will Mix (same as 2018)

·       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     

 

 

American Regular Season

American Division

1.     Cinnaminson Rangers

2.     Philly Old Timers

3.     Washing TWP Senators

4.     Jersey Shore Baseball

5.     Bensalem Yankees

Open Sunday Dates

March 31

April 7, 14, 28 (off Easter April 21)

May 5, 19  (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

Regular Season Ends July 28.                                                                      

Cannot play a regular season game after July 28.

 

American Regular season: 15 weeks 16 Games. 1 Dh’s. Play each team in your division 3X’s (12). Play 52 American teams, 45 National Teams, 35 Teams to = 4 games. Managers understand the schedule will not be balanced.

 

American Playoffs

Game #1: (#1 seed Vs #4 seed) & (#2 Seed Vs. #3 Seed)

Sunday, August 4

-        Stronger Seed is hosting Game

-        Stronger Seed is HOME team

-        9 Inning Game

-        IMPORTANT: if this game is rained-out The SJMSBL has the right to schedule a (one Game) WildCard for Semi-finals the weekend of Aug. 10/11

Saturday, Aug. 10

-        Weaker Seed is hosting game

-        Weaker Seed is Home Team

-        9 Inning Game

-        IMPORTANT: if this game is rained-out The SJMSBL has the right to schedule a doubleheader Sunday, Aug. 11. Both games would be (7) innings.

Sunday, Aug. 11 (if necessary)

-        Stronger Seed is hosting Game

-        Stronger Seed is HOME team

-        9 Inning Game

 

Championship Best of 3

·        Umpires are paid by SJMSBL

·       Winner of Championships receives $500 Credit towards 2020 Spring/Summer Season

 

Game #1: Winner of Semi VS Winner of Semi

Sunday, August 18

-        Stronger Seed is hosting Game

-        Stronger Seed is HOME team

-        9 Inning Game

-        IMPORTANT: if this game is rained-out The SJMSBL has the right to schedule a (one Game) Wildcard for Championship the weekend of Aug. 24/25

Saturday, Aug. 24

-        Weaker Seed is hosting game

-        Weaker Seed is Home Team

-        9 Inning Game

-        IMPORTANT: if this game is rained-out The SJMSBL has the right to schedule a doubleheader Sunday, Aug. 11. Both games would be (7) innings.

Sunday, Aug. 25 (if necessary)

-        Stronger Seed is hosting Game

-        Stronger Seed is HOME team

-        9 Inning Game

 

·        Changes will be made in the event of “Acts of God” (rain, weather, etc.)

 

·        Please note: “Act of God” definition does not equate to “Not having enough Players.”

National Regular Season

 

National Division

1.     Cherry Hill Rangers

2.     Cheltenham Reds

3.     PBC Royals

4.     Clayton Rays

Open Sunday Dates

March 31

April 7, 14, 28 (off Easter April 21)

May 5, 19  (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 21.

Regular Season games cannot be played after July 21

National Regular season: 14 weeks 16 Games. 2 Dh. Play each team in your division 4X’s (12). Play 45 A Teams or 35N Teams or 52 Teams to = 4. Managers understand the schedule will not be balanced.

 

National Payoffs: (same as 2018)

SEMI-

Sunday, July 28

IMPORTANT (#1 Vs. #4), #1 seed needs to win one game to advance to Championship. #4 seed needs to win 2 games to advance to Championship.

Game #1: Sunday, July 28

·       #1 Home team.

·       #1 seed host game.

·       (9) Innings

Game #2: Sunday, August 4

·       #1 is the Home team.

·        #1 seed has  host game.

·       (9) Inning Game

 

 (#2 Vs. #3) Best of 3 Series

Game #1: Sunday, July 28.

·        #2 Seed Home Team. 

·       #3 Seed Hosts game.

·        (9) Inning Game

Game #2: Sunday, August 4.

·       # 2 Seed Hosts Game

·       #3 Seed is HOME team.

·       (9) Inning Game

Game

Game #3 (if necessary): Sunday, August 4

·        #2 Home team.

·       #2 to host game.

·       (7) Inning Game

 

Championship

·        Umpires are paid by SJMSBL

·        Winners of National Championship receives $500 Credit towards 2020

          Spring/Summer Season

·        If both Series Sweep in semi’s Championship starts Sunday, August 5. If not  

         below schedule stands

 

* Sunday, Aug. 11  

-  (9) Inning Game Semi Winner Vs. Semi Winner.

-  Stronger seed Hosts game

-  Stronger seed is HOME team

* Sunday, Aug 18

-  (9) Inning Game Semi Winner Vs. Semi Winner.

-  Weaker seed Hosts game

- Weaker Seed is HOME team

 

* Sunday, August 25 (If necessary)

-  (9) Inning Game Semi Winner Vs. Semi Winner.

-  Stronger seed Hosts gam

-  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 Double Header Playoff Sunday format. 3rd game or second game of Doubleheader would be 7 Innings.

·        Changes will be made in the event of “Acts of God” (rain, weather, etc.)

 

·        Please note: “Act of God” definition does not equate to “Not having enough Players.”

 

 

 

 

45+ 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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