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NEW FOR 2021: -

NO NEW INNING AFTER TWO HOURS

MERCY RULE IS 10 AFTER 5

Boys meeting any one of the following conditions are not eligible to pitch in this division ... i.) are 18 years old,

ii.) are 12th graders.

2. Opening day for all teams will be on or around Saturday, April 28

th

. The initial schedule will be posted on the

KPY website at kingsparkyouth.com. Rescheduling makeup games will be handled by Douglas Mullen (division

coordinator) but should be on Thursday’s and updates to the schedule will be posted to the website.

3. Pitchers are allowed to pitch either, 4 innings or 90 pitches, whichever occurs first. Following days rest rules will

be respected:

Pitches allowed Days Rest Max pitches in one day

1-20 0 90

21-40 1

41-60 2

61-90 3

HOWEVER ANY TEAM WITH A DOMINANT PITCHER IS EXPECTED TO EXERCISE DISCRETION REGARDING IF AND

FOR HOW MANY INNINGS THE PITCHER SHOULD PITCH. THERE IS NO SPECIFIC DEFINITION OF ‘DOMINANT’,

HOWEVER, IT WILL LIKELY BE OBVIOUS AND WILL BE LEFT TO THE MANAGERS AND COORDINATORS TO GOVERN

THIS ISSUE.

4. The town coordinators (or someone appointed by the coordinator) will be responsible for calling Doug Mullen to

cancel games that are scheduled on their fields. (631.278.2977 Cell) The day of games call the league umpires

cancellations with in two hours of game time call 516-594-9354.

5. In 2018 we have 8 teams we will play a 10 game regular season. 8 teams will make the playoffs. The top two

teams will play the lowest rated teams in playoffs.

The regular season will should end Saturday June 2

th

. I will leave incase needed Monday June 4th to Thursday

June 8

th open for a remainder makeup game. Playoffs will be a single elimination format. Teams will be seeded

by rankings, highest vs lowest etc... After the first round games, the lowest remaining team will play the highest

ranked team. First Round of Playoffs should start on Saturday June 9

th and the championship game will be

played hopefully, Saturday June 16h

. (Dates subject to Change)

6. Teams will field nine players but will include all players in the batting order. If a boy is injured or must leave the

game, his spot in the order will be skipped and will not result in an out.

7. When balks are called by an umpire it will be a dead ball but players will not advance.

8. No new inning after 2 hours

9. During the regular season, if a team does not have enough players they can borrow a player from another one

of the town’s teams. It was agreed that during the playoffs teams cannot borrow players from other town’s

teams or any team what so ever.

10. Town coordinators will be responsible for overseeing their towns and making decisions regarding school and

travel players. Travel players are allowed however this is an instructional league and travel players are

encouraged to play positions they normally don’t get a chance to play.

11. We need to make every effort to play games as scheduled however if a game must be canceled, 24 hour

notification is required otherwise it will result in a forfeit by the canceling team. Makeup games due to weather

will always be attempted to be played on the following Thursday of rainout.

12. The manager of the winning team must email the game score and Pitch counts to Douglas Mullen at

dmullen@shoreos.com.

14. A game is considered official after 4 innings. If the home team is winning a game can be official after 3 1⁄2 innings.

If games are stopped prior to becoming official they will be played continued from where they are left off.

15. Composite barrel bats are strictly prohibited and will result in game forfeit, BBCOR bats are preferred. Boys that

are either 18 years old or in 11th or 12th grade must use wooden bats.

16. No Metal spikes are allowed.

17. All additional rules are below.

We hope all coordinators, managers, coaches and kids have a fantastic season.

Douglas Mullen

Whitey Ford Coordinator

dmullen@shoreos.com

631.278.2977

Whitey Ford Rules – 2018

A) GENERAL RULES:

Good sportsmanship will be exhibited at all times by all persons.

1. Team managers are responsible for their players, coaches and fans and shall maintain an atmosphere of good

sportsmanship.

2. Officials are not to be berated and judgment calls are not to be questioned. Only officials may call time out; all others

must request time out. In the event parents, relatives and friends of a player interfere with officials or the game, the player

will be benched for violation of this rule.

3. If a question arises pertaining to a rule interpretation, the team manager, and only the team manager, shall have a

discussion with an official and the discussion shall be carried on calmly.

4. Alcoholic beverages, foul language, abusive language or gestures are strictly prohibited. This includes players, coaches

or fans.

5. Throwing of equipment may result in ejection from the game.

6. Field areas should be kept clean and free of litter. Equipment should be kept in the dugout or away from the playing

area.

7. Any team / organization failing to cooperate and adhere to the rules and regulations may, at the discretion of the

Commissioner, be expelled from the League.

8. Only team personnel are allowed on the field or in the dugouts. All other persons should be in the appropriate spectator

areas.

9. Smoking or tobacco products are prohibited on the field, in the dugouts or in the immediate vicinity of the

playing field.

10. On fields where there are no dugouts or fences, spectators and players must be behind the side fences of the backstop.

11. No Mercy Rules

13. All injuries must be reported in writing dmullen@shoreos.com within 48 hours of receiving injury.

14. Concussions or other head injuries:

The Whitey Ford policy regarding reporting of a possible, or actual, head concussion or head injury is:

If a player, or coach on the roster of an WF team, while that team is participating in the Whitey Ford, suffers a head

injury as described above during a practice or league game the manager of the team is to report it to the league within 48

hours. Included in that report should be the players name, address, DOB, description of injury as well as date, time and

place of occurrence.

For a player, or coach that is classified as a minor, (under the age of eighteen), the players parent(s) should be notified

as soon as possible after the incident occurs. When describing the details of the incident the name of the parent(s), and

when they were notified, should be recorded and reported to the league.

If the manager is aware that the player, or coach sought medical attention, or the parents refused medical attention that

too should be noted in the report.

If any player, or coach suffers the above-mentioned injury he, or she, must present a doctors, (or physicians assistant),

note to the manager of their team indicating he, or she, is able to participate in league games or practices before he, or she,

is permitted to participate in same.

B) WEATHER CONDITIONS / LIGHTNING

1) Every effort should be made to allow games to be played. A suspension of game play for 30 minutes without

improvement in weather conditions will warrant the game to be called and appropriate rules will apply, i.e., suspended

game or official game.

2) Extreme temperatures during the summer months do not constitute a reason to cancel a game. If the scheduled games

are not fulfilled, those teams not playing will be subject to forfeiture and fines and zero points will be awarded for games

not played.

3) As soon as lightning is visible or thunder is heard the game must be stopped. Play may continue after a 30-minute wait.

If there is a second lightning/thunder incident AFTER the 30-minute wait, the game is cancelled. If the first game of a

doubleheader is cancelled due to lightning/thunder the second game of the doubleheader is also cancelled.

4) If a started game is cancelled due to inclement weather and it is canceled before it becomes an official game, the game

must be replayed from the first inning unless both managers agree to continue from the point of cancellation. (This must

be done in presence of the umpire).

D) GROUND RULES

1. Ground rules and division rules will be discussed with the visiting manager and the officials prior to the start of the

game.

2. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HOME FIELD TEAM TO NOTIFY THE VISITING TEAM AND

UMPIRE-IN-CHIEF OF ANY CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER OR WEATHER RELATED

CONDITIONS, OR, IF BOTH TEAMS ELECT TO CANCEL THE GAME THE HOME TEAM MANAGER

MUST NOTIFY THE UMPIRES.

3. Every effort should be made to play games as scheduled.

4. Home field teams are solely responsible for conditions of playing fields.

D) EQUIPMENT, FIELDS, UNIFORMS, RECORDS

1. The home field team will supply the field ready for play and a minimum of three (3) balls or more if necessary, (two

new and one good backup).

2. Batting and running helmets are mandatory.

3. Hats must be worn while in the line - up. Shirts must be tucked in.

4. Each team members uniform number should be different.

5. Each catcher must wear a protective cup, mask, throat protector, hard hat, chest protector and shin guards during games

and warming up.

6. Bats must be in good condition and not altered in any unauthorized manner. Aluminum bats must have welded handle. -

bats allowed are 2 3/4”, minus 8 1/2 or less, 2 5/8 minus 10 or less or 2 1/4. Bats having anything other than straight

handles are illegal. All aluminum bats must have a handle grip. Hybrid composite l bats are legal as long as the bat

dimensions are permitted in that division. Composite barrel bats allowed.

7. The officials may remove from the game any equipment that they deem unsuitable or unsafe for competition.

8. No Metal Spikes.

9. Fields must be in playing condition. If possible, fields should be lined at the start of the first game. The Commissioner

may award forfeitures if the field is deemed unprepared.

10. Highly visible foul poles, cones or other visible apparatus should be in position.

11. Pitching rubber MUST be anchored unless prohibited by local code. Bases should be anchored unless prohibited by

local code.

12. Organizations should have on-deck circles in a safe area. If the umpire ascertains that an on-deck circle is not in a safe

area, he will have it moved to a safe area.

13. Wood bats are permitted in any division. There is no “minus” requirement for a wood bat.

E) LINE-UP

Prior to the start of each game team managers will be responsible for exchanging a line-up containing the name and

uniform number of all players listed in the order in which they will bat and their defensive position. Any changes in the

line-up after the initial exchange must be immediately brought to the attention of the opposing manager and must be in

accordance with the rules.

F) SUBSTITUTIONS

A starting player, who has been removed from the game, may be reinserted once under the following conditions:

1. The player must return to his original spot in the batting order.

2. Only a starting player is eligible to be reinserted and he may only be reinserted once per game.

3. The player does not have to return to his original defensive position.

4. Teams have the option of using extra hitters according to the following rules and conditions:

(a) A team must have ten or more players prior to the start of the game;

(b) The Extra Hitter (EH) can be added after the start of the game;

(c) A team has the option of using or not using the EH;

(d) The EH can be substituted for and is entitled to reentry;

(e) There is unlimited defensive substitution. Note: all pitching rules must be followed.

(f) Under no conditions may a player reenter a game in other than his original position in the batting order.

(g) The EH is considered a starting player. If a team elects to use an EH,. If an EH has to leave a game for any other

reason than an injury that the EH has suffered in that game, and there is no replacement for that EH, No automatic out

applies.

G) ROSTERS

1.In order for a player to be eligible to participate in a playoff or championship game, that player must have played and

have been on the roster previously.

H) PITCHING RULES:

1.Seniors can not pitch.

2. Balk Rule does not apply. Pitcher is instructed of infraction and runner does not advance, unless runner was already

stealing.

3. See Pitching Restrictions chart: regarding pitches allowed per day, mandatory day’s rest for a pitcher and maximum

pitches per day. If a pitcher reaches the limit while pitching to a batter the pitcher may continue to pitch until the batter is

put out or reaches first base- managers discretion. Intentional walk- no pitches thrown-no pitches added to count.

4. A pitch is defined as any ball thrown by the pitcher, while time is in, which is declared by the umpire to be a ball‟,

strike or hit. This includes a foul ball or a batter struck by a pitch.

5. PITCH COUNT- every manager is responsible for delegating a person to count pitches thrown by his team as well as

the opposing team. At the end of EVERY inning, or when a pitcher is removed from the game as the pitcher, both teams

will record the pitch count for every pitcher in their team scorebook. Additionally, at the end of EVERY inning both

teams will confer with each other to confirm the pitch count. If there is a discrepancy, the umpire will have the final say.

Upon completion of the game the pitch count will be recorded on the web site when the scores are entered. This

information must be given to the Whitey Ford Commissioner.