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14 Teams represented

Everything below was voted on by 35+ teams represented @ 35+ Divisional Meeting, January 29 @ 7:00pm.  Meeting completed in 54 minutes




-        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.


-        35+ 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.


-        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.



35+ Division: Grand Fathered in any 2018 Waivered Players (Ramone Benitez) who still may not be of age. Also Waived in at Meeting Greg Dellaueccio on Delco, Jimmy Porecca on Royals’. Managers need to submit Waived candidates to League officials. If OK’s by League officials, Managers will vote on letting waived player in.  





·       Game will be played @ Frawley Stadium on a Saturday

·       Date/Time TBD

·       7 Inning Game

·       35+ Teams will be Mixed with 45+ Teams (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     



Regular Season


1.     SF Cards

2.    B. Pats

3.    PBC Royals

4.    A. BlueSox

5.    Assault

6.    B. Thunder

7.    ML Mayhem

8.    Logistics


1.    SJ Tigers

2.    M. Reds

3.    HF Rangers

4.    HT Rangers

5.    SJ Nats

6.    SJ Cards

7.    A. A’s

8.    CH Chiefs

9.    D. Warriors



Open Sunday Dates

March 31

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

May 5, 19 (off Mother’s Day Sunday & 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


Regular Season Schedule

Regular Season Starts: March 31

Regular Season Ends: July 28

Regular Season Games cannot be made up after July 28

·       15 Weeks

·       1 Doubleheader

·       Total 16 Games

·       Scheduler Target: play each team in your own division 2X’s. Play outside division once.

Managers understand that the schedule will NOT be balanced because of “Simple Math” & Field restrictions



-        Prefer Double Header May 6 or 9.  

      The Nats want to play The mayhem

Odd # of team Contingency’s

1.     Play  another age division with an odd # of teams (21+ or 45+)

2.     Play a split Doubleheader @ 12:00 noon Sunday

3.     Have a Sunday OFF during the Regular Season




There will be an American Division Champion and a National Division Champion.

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)

Saturday, August 3    WILDCARD   ONE GAME

#1 & #2 Seed Get a BYE

9:00am (# 3 Vs. #6 Seed) & (#4 Vs. #5 Seed)

·       Stronger Seed Hosts game and is Home Team

·       (9) inning Game

Sunday, August 4  SEMI- FINALS    BEST OF 3

#1 Seed Vs. Weaker seed Wildcard Winner

·       Game #1 @ 9:00am

-        (9) Inning game

-        Wildcard Seed Hosts game

-        Wildcard Seed is AWAY team

#2 Seed Vs. Stronger Seed Wildcard Winner

·       Game #1 @ 9:00am

-        (9) Inning Game

-        Wildcard Seed Hosts game

-        wildcard Seed is AWAY team


Sunday, August 11 (if necessary a Doubleheader)

·       Game #2 @ 9:00am

-        (9) Inning Game

-        BYE Team is the Host

-        BYE Team is the AWAY Team

·       Game #3 (if necessary) Immediately Following Game #2

-(7) Inning Game

-BYE Team is the Host

-BYE Team is the HOME team


Sunday, August 18 CHAMPIONSHIP   BEST OF 3

·       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


35+ 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



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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