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 52 Divisional Meeting

D: 2020 52 Divisional Meeting

Number of Teams Represented: 11

Date of meeting: 2/5/2020

Duration of Meeting: 70 minutes

1.      Universal Rule: The regular season will NOT be extended

2.     Rules will NOT be changed. If you have a rule change… Save it for the Divisional Meetings.

3.     The Playoffs will be completed before Labor Day

4.     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

 

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 a manager does not the 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.

 

 

Rules for all 52 Teams

 

-        Player needs to bat or play in field for at least 6 regular-season games. DL is terminated. If a player participates only in the field only Manager needs to have opposed 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 a team is winning by 7 or more Runs. The 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 the exception: Player can steal (if up by 7) as soon as the ball pitched hits ground.

 

-             No deadline in adding players.

-         Rained out games are automatic Doubleheaders when teams meet again. (2) 7 Inning games

  

Rules for National 52

·        Outfielder cannot throw a Batter out from Outfield.

·        Unlimited Courtesy Runners @ 1ST Base needs to be last batted out

·        If a team is winning by 7 or more Runs. The 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 the exception: Player can steal (if up by 7) as soon as the

      the ball pitched hits ground.

·        When American and national Divisions cross over the

·        National Division rules apply to those games

 

Waivers:

 American Division:

 Cinnaminson Reds 48   - Waiting on the name from Bud   

Brian Dienno 49 Delaware Pirates                            

 

National Division:

 Keith Sadowsky 47 Cheltenham Reds

Tom Kinney 51 Marlton Braves (Can Pitch )

Rich Callahan 52 PBC Royals ( Can Catch )

 

 Divisions:

 

American                                       National

 

Montgomery County Yankees                    South Jersey Phillies

 South Jersey A’s                                             Philadelphia Panthers

 Delaware Pirates                                           Gloucester County Phillies

 Cinnaminson Reds                                         Marlton Braves

                                                                            Cheltenham Reds

                                                                            Trenton Giants

                                                                            PBC Royals

                                                                            Penn Jersey Dodgers

 

Regular Season Schedule:

Regular Season Opens:

 Rained out games are automatic Doubleheaders when teams meet again. (2) 7 Inning games

 

      American Division 3/29 ( 15 weeks, 17 games, 2 DH’s )

Opening Day: 3/29

Last day regular Season game can be counted in Standings: 8/2

Teams will be seeded: 8/4

 

      National Division 3/29 ( 15 weeks, 16 games, 1 DH)

Opening Day: 3/29

Last day regular Season game can be counted in Standings: 8/2

Teams will be seeded: 8/4

 

 Available Sunday Dates

                                              March- 29

 

                                   April- 5,19,26

 

                                        May- 3,10 ( Mother’s day ), 17, 24 ( Memorial Day ), 31

 

                                        June- 7, 14, 21, 28

 

                                        July- 5 ( 4th of July weekend ), 12,19,26/

 

                                        August- 2,9,16,23,30

Playoffs:

 

American Division

 

The league reserves the right to change playoff formats in the event of a weather situation so all playoff rounds are completed by Sunday 8/30

 

Semi-Final Round best of 3

 

SEMI: Sunday 8/9            DH two 7 inning games

Please Note: If both (Best of 3) Series sweeps. The Championship begins 8/16

SEMI: Game #1: Seed #1 Vs. Seed #4

·        Seed #1 is Home Team

·        Seed #1 Hosts game

·        7 Innings

SEMI: Game #2: Seed #1 Vs. Seed #4

·        Seed #4 is Home Team

·        Seed #1 Hosts game

·        7 Innings

 

SEMI: Game #1: Seed #2 Vs. Seed #3

·        Seed #2 is Home Team

·        Seed #2 Hosts game

·        7 Innings

SEMI: Game #2: Seed #2 Vs. Seed @3

·        Seed #3 is Home Team

·        Seed #2 Hosts game

·        7 Innings

 

Sunday 8/16 one 9 inning game if necessary

SEMI: Game #3: Seed #1 Vs. Seed #4

·        Seed #1 is Home Team

·        Seed #4 Hosts game

·        9 Innings

SEMI: Game #3: Seed #2 Vs. Seed #3

·        Seed #2 is Home Team

·        Seed #3 Hosts game

·        9 Innings

 

Championship Round                best of 3

 

Sunday 8/23 two remaining seeds DH two 7 inning games

SEMI: Game #1: Winner of Semi Better Seed Vs. Winner of Semi Week Seed

·        Winner of Semi Better Seed is Home Team

·        Winner of Semi Better Seed Hosts game

·        7 Innings

SEMI: Game #2: Winner of Semi Better Seed Vs. Winner of Semi Week Seed

Winner of Semi Weak Seed is Home Team

·        Winner of Semi Better Seed Hosts game

·        7 Innings

·         

Sunday 8/30 one 9 inning game if necessary

SEMI: Game #3: Winner of Semi Better Seed Vs. Winner of Semi Week Seed

·        Winner of Semi Better Seed is Home Team

·        Winner of Semi Weak Seed Hosts game

·        9 Innings

 

Winner of American 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
 

 

National Division Playoffs

 The league reserves the right to change playoff formats in the event of a weather situation so all playoff rounds are completed by Sunday 8/30

 

Wild Card Round single-game elimination

 

Sunday 8/9

·        Stronger Seeds Host Game

·        Stronger Seed is Home Team

·        9 Innings

Wild Card: #8 seed vs. #1 seed

Wild Card#7 seed vs. #2 seed

Wild Card#6 seed vs. #3 seed

 Wild Card: #5 seed vs. #4 seed

 

 

Sunday 8/16   Semi-Final Round single-game elimination

 

SEMI: Wild Card Worst Remaining Winning seed VS. Wild Card Best Remaining Winning seed

·        Wild Card Highest Remaining Winning Seed Hosts Game

·        Wild Card Highest Remaining Winning seed is Home Team

·      9 Inning Game

 

SEMI: Wild Card Remaining Winning seed (better Seed) VS. Wild Card Remaining Winning seed

·        Remaining Winning seed (better Seed) Hosts Game

·        Remaining Winning seed (better Seed) seed is Home Team

·      9 Inning Game

 

8/23     Championship Round best of 3

Championship Round Game 1: SEMI Worst Remaining Winning seed VS. SEMI Best Remaining Winning seed

·        SEMI Highest Remaining Winning Seed Hosts Game

·        SEMI Highest Remaining Winning seed is Home Team

·      7 Inning Game

 

Championship Round Game 2: SEMI Worst Remaining Winning seed VS. SEMI Best Remaining Winning seed

·        SEMI Highest Remaining Winning Seed Hosts Game

·        SEMI lowest Remaining Winning seed is Home Team

·        7 Inning Game

 

Sunday 8/30         if necessary

Championship Round Game 3: SEMI Worst Remaining Winning seed VS. SEMI Best Remaining Winning seed

·        SEMI lowest Remaining Winning seed Hosts Game

·        SEMI Highest Remaining Winning seed is Home Team

·      9 Inning 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

-         Winner of Championship must play 52 American in 2021 or if they repeat as Champions in 52 National (2021), they receive $250 Credit. If they win two years in a row, they must move up into the 52 American in 2022.

 All-Star game:

 

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:

 Anthony DeFrancesco

 Mitch Spritzler

  

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 the game yet, no fee will be charged) This fee will be the responsibility of the Home team for both umpires

 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

 5. In the event of a forfeit if the umpires show to the field it is the responsibility of the forfeiting team to pay the umpire fees

 

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 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 a 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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