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Dizzy Dean Rules
COMMON RULES OF DIZZY DEAN
BASEBALL, INC.

All coaches & leagues must try to get rule
interpretations & problems solved by their
state & national officers before contacting
the Commissioner's office.
When a rule is not covered in these sections refer to
Major League Rules.

1:00 THE PLAYING FIELD

1:01 The playing field shall be regulation size for age group participating (See field
layouts & Official Measurements), all other conditions are covered under major
league rules.
1:02 Fence distances are recommended distance; see field layout section for
proper age group. (See state director for approval for tournament play if conditions are
less.)

2:00 EQUIPMENT

2:01 All players must be in full baseball uniform (cap, numbered shirt, pants &
socks). Team uniforms should be the same color. T-shirts (sleeves) of not more
than two colors may be worn with the uniform. The Dizzy Dean patch must be
attached in a manner not to appear temporary and be located in the same place on all
jerseys (either sleeve or breast pocket). In all district, state, and World Series,
coaches must wear a full baseball uniform that matches and coordinates with their
teams uniform as close as possible (not coaching shorts or trousers). PENALTY;
Violators will not be allowed to participate. NOTE: All umpires must be in full
uniform with Dizzy Dean patch for tournament play. (No shorts allowed.)
2:02 A protective helmet with full ear flaps will be worn by all batters and base
runners. A player refusing to wear a helmet, after being warned to do so by the
umpire, will not be allowed to continue as a player in the game and shall be replaced
by a substitute. The substitute will assume the ball and strike count if the player was
a batter, or will take his position on the base he occupied if he was a base runner. It
is recommended that all players wear athletic supporters. A catcher must wear a
protective cup, and a throat protector. For ages nine (9) and up a catcher must wear
a chest protector, shin-guards, protective cup, mask and a throat protector.
2:03 A player is not allowed to play any position or to bat without his shirt being
tucked into his pants in the proper manner.
2:04 Players not in full uniform shall not be permitted to play in the game.
2:05 All uniforms must be same color for tournament play.
2:06 A number must appear on the back of the uniform shirt to assist the official
scorer and spectator in identifying the players in tournament play.
2:07 The bat shall be a regulation baseball bat (not softball) (unaltered) made of
either wood or an approved alloy.
2:08 Catchers must wear a protective helmet or plastic cap with or attached to the
mask while on defense.
2:09 Any player warming up the pitcher must wear a mask and a cup while in the
down or crouch position.
2:10 A signed Dizzy Dean approved baseball should be used in all levels of play
and must be used in all tournament play.
2:11 Metal cleats will not be allowed for participants (coaches, players, and
umpires) twelve (12) years and under.

3:00 RE-ENTRY SUBSTITUTION

3:01 Dizzy Dean Baseball is played under re-entry substitution in all local league
and tournament play. Any starting player (pitcher included) may be removed from the
game by being replaced legally with a substitute, and then returned to the lineup one
time; however, he must replace the first player that replaces him and be inserted in the
same position in the batting order that he possessed at the start of the game. The
starting player may return to the lineup at any time, on offense or on defense. This
includes all games. Once the substitute has been removed from the game he cannot
return. He can make only one appearance in the game. EXCEPTION: See Rule
3:03, 6:02, and 7:06.
3:02 A batter removed from the game because of too many appearances on the
field by the manager in one inning, cannot return to the field until this half inning of play
has been completed. Should this batter be a substitute player, he cannot return to the
game at all, because a substitute can make only one appearance. EXCEPTION:
See Rule 3:03.
3:03 If a manager has used all of his eligible players and a player is injured, or
becomes ill and cannot continue, the OPPOSING MANAGER must select one or
more players on the bench who have already been in the game to replace the injured
or ill player(s). This only applies to an ineligible substitute and not an ejected player. If there is no one for the OPPOSING MANAGER to select the game will be forfeited. If player is ejected and no substitute players are available, the game will be forfeited. A manager or player that is ejected must sit out the next game. Only eligible players may be used as replacement for an ejected player. Do not violate any pitching rules.
3:03(a) When play is halted by officials for an injury and a player is removed from the game he will be declared an injured player and will not be allowed to return to the game. Only an eligible player may be used as a replacement for the ejected player. WARNING: DO NOT VIOLATE ANY PITCHING RULES.
3:04 Under the re-entry substitution rule a pitcher may be replaced on the mound
during any part of the game and return to the mound one (1) time. Example: A pitcher
may pitch and be replaced with a substitute, and then return to the mound one time
as a pitcher. See Rule 3:01 and 6:02. (Applies to same game only)

4:00 MANAGER AND COACHES

4:01 Two adults may coach the bases if they choose to do so. In all tournament
play, district, state and world series, coaches must wear a full baseball uniform that
matches and coordinates with their team uniform. Coaches must wear a complete baseball uniform. (Not coaching shorts or trousers).
4:02 With the exception of the coaches, all players, managers, etc. must remain
in dugout, on benches, or prescribed areas throughout the game.
4:03 Only registered or adult coaches and manager of the team are permitted on
the coaching lines. The adult manager or coaches, whether or not they are on the
coaching lines, may moderately dispute any decision or may discuss any point with
the umpires to the extent allowed by the rules of professional baseball; however, if he at any time makes any derogatory remarks or undue criticism about or to the opposing
players, he shall immediately be ejected from the game and sit out the next game.
4:04 The manager is responsible for the conduct of coaches, team and fans.

5:00
“See Appropriate Age Group Section”
Regulation Games

   

6:00
“See Appropriate Age Group Section”
Pitching Rules

6:01 Pitching changes must be reported to the home plate umpire who will
announce the changes to the scorekeeper. Failure to do so could result in
pitcher of record being charged with innings until notification or recogni-
tion of change has been made. Head coaches must check the pitching record for
accuracy and sign immediately after the ball game.
6:02 Any pitcher who leaves the mound may not return to the mound until the
completion of the inning (Refer to Section 3:00.)
6:03 An inning is interpreted to mean the following. If a pitcher pitches to one (1) batter and is removed from the pitching mound before he is retired, he is only charged with pitching 1/3 of an inning. If he is removed after retiring one (1) batter, but after he has pitched to the next batter he is charged with two-thirds (2/3) of an inning. If he is removed after he has retired 2 batters and has pitched one (1) pitch to the next batter he is charged with one (1) complete inning.
6:04 In all tournament play pitching rosters must be signed within (10) ten
minutes of the completion of play by both managers. If not they will be signed by the
tournament director and become official and cannot be altered
6:05 When a pitcher is turned in on a line-up card he is the pitcher of record
and must dispose of a batter before he can be replaced or substituted and he
will be charged with a minimum of 1/3 of an inning. Any player who toes the
rubber and takes a warm-up pitch to begin an inning will be the pitcher of
record for that inning and be charged with a minimum of 1/3 of an inning
and he must dispose of a batter before he can be replaced or substituted.




7:00 FORFEITURE, APPEALS & PROTEST

7:01 Should a question arise as to the interpretation of the playing rules, only the
head coach may appeal.
7:02 A team failing to field at least nine (9) uniformed players within fifteen minutes
after the scheduled game time shall forfeit the game. A forfeit shall count in league
standings. Teams dropping out of the league will have the results of their previous
games discarded. EXCEPTION; See Farm League Rule 3:04. (League play
only - See Tournament Section for tournament rules.)
7:03 A team that does not complete its schedule will not be allowed to put a player
on the all-star team.
7:04 Playing illegal players or pitchers will result in forfeiture of games in which
players or pitchers participate if protested by the opposing manager or coach. Should
both teams use illegal players or pitchers both teams will be credited with a loss. A
youth that is not an approved player on the playing roster is an illegal player. If a
player belongs to another Dizzy Dean team or league and participates in a game in
your league he is illegal. A pitcher who has exceeded his allotted number of
innings is ineligible and the game will be forfeited if protested. If a manager
or coach knowingly plays a player that is illegal after being told to stop by the local
league, District Director, State Director or a National Director in that state, and
continues playing that illegal player, that team and/or organization shall lose their
franchise. In tournament play, only last game played will be affected by forfeiture of
game. In tournament play, only last game played will be affected by forfei-
ture of the game. You cannot back up into the tournament bracket past the
last game played.
7:05 An ineligible player is one who is legally a member of the team but who is
ineligible to play or pitch in a particular game or games because of an infraction of the
rules, or because of a previous violation or disciplinary action. It is the duty of the
manager to keep a record of his players and pitchers.
7:06 The playing of an ineligible substitute will result in a protest, if protested by the
manager of the opposing team before the completion of the game. The penalty for the
playing of an ineligible substitute will result in the replaying if the game from the point
of the infraction, if the protesting managers team loses. (Refer to 7:10 and 7:11)
7:07 A protest which involves an umpire's judgment may not be made. The
only legal protest is one in which a violation of playing rules or the use of an ineligible
player or ineligible substitute or an illegal player is protested. (Refer to 7:10 and 7:11)
7:08 The protesting manager on a play situation must immediately notify the
umpire that the game is being played under protest. Failure of the umpire to make this
announcement shall not affect the validity of the protest. (Refer to 7:10 and 7:11)
7:09 A protest based on a play situation shall be considered only if it is placed in
writing and submitted to the league president within forty-eight (48) hours. A fee set by
local league may apply. (In tournament play no protest fee will be required).
This fee will be returned if the committee rules in favor of the protesting party. The
president shall appoint a committee of three (3) impartial managers or coaches from
another league, if possible, to act as the protest committee.
7:10 Protest that are made in tournament play, must be made to the umpire in
chief (on the field) who will in turn refer the protest to the tournament director. The
tournament director and umpire in chief (on the field) will then call the other members
of the protest committee. The protest committee in tournament play shall consist of
three (3) members as follows: (a) umpire in chief (or alternate umpire on the field if the
umpire in chief made the call in question), (b) the district director, the state director or
the national commissioner or one person appointed by such at their, respective tournament, (c) a third member associated with Dizzy Dean Baseball, Inc. but not connected with either team, this member to be appointed by "b" above or his representative. All other provisions of protests in tournament play to remain the
same.
7:11 Tournament protests may be made only on a misinterpretation of a rule and
ineligibility of a player or players. A protest based on the misinterpretation of a rule
must be made before the next legal pitch. All other protests including ineligibility or
legality of a player or players must be made before the team leaves the playing field.
Protests must be made to the umpire in chief. The protest committee after hearing the
protesting manager and the manager of the opposing team shall make a decision and
that decision will be final. There will be no appeal.
7:12 Rained out or otherwise postponed regularly scheduled league games must
be played within seven (7) days, called by the league president. Failure to comply
will result in forfeiture of the game by the home team or they may appeal to the league
president who will then set a time and date for play as nearly as possible to suit the
convenience of both teams.
7:13 In local play only, a team may file a protest on the grounds of ineligibility of
a player or pitcher with forty-eight (48) hours after the completion of the game. NOTE:
According to the interpretation of this rule, only the game or games protested will be
considered and all protests of this nature must be within forty-eight (48) hours. (For
Tournament play see rule 7:11)
7:14 Any team manager or their adult leader who withdraws a baseball
team from the playing field under any circumstances prior to the official
completion of the game or forfeits a game, shall forfeit all rights to protest
as described in this section. He shall also forfeit this game by a score of 6 to
0 if 12 and under and 7 to 0 if 13 and up. If a team concedes a game before it's
completion, the score at that time will be the recorded score and stand as is,
or with a minimum score of 7 - 0 or 6 - 0 depending on age group involved.
This with the consent of the tournament director. The pitcher will be charged
with all innings actually pitched.
7:15 Any player playing for more than one Dizzy Dean franchised organization
will be declared illegal for tournament play.
7:16 No tournament game may be forfeited unless by a District, State, or National Director.

8:00 SCHEDULES

8:01 A league is required to play a twelve (12) game schedule to qualify an all-
star team for tournament play.
8:02 Leagues are encouraged to play an eighteen (18) game schedule, exclusive
of exhibition and practice games when possible.
8:03 A team may play a double header, but for ages twelve (12) & under each
game should be six (6) innings in length. Ages 13 and up should be seven (7)
innings.
8:04 Under no conditions can league officials set up a schedule of games which
would require a team to play more than two (2) games in one day. A continued game
of three (3) innings or less does not constitute a game.
8:05 Exhibition and practice games are permitted, but all pitching rules must be
followed.
8:06 Leagues may play an interlocking schedule.
8:07 Leagues should play at least two (2) scheduled games a week.
8:08 Teams that are in different congressional districts may play in the same
leagues with another state if necessary. Also, communities that are located on state
lines may play in a league with another state if necessary. Players playing in
adjoining states must apply for release and be approved by both states on a
boundary release form. See State or National Director for clarification.

9:00 SPECIAL RULES

9:01 No spectator shall be allowed on the playing field during the playing of any
game. In the event that spectators swarm on the playing field during the playing of
any game, the umpire in chief will request that the field be cleared by both managers
within five (5) minutes under penalty of having the game forfeited.
9:02 No adult will be allowed on the playing field during the playing of any game
without the consent of the umpires; and no persons except the officially registered
players of the team, the manager and the coaches will be allowed on the bench or in
the dugout during the playing of any contest.
9:03 An appeal play will be handled in this manner. The manager will make his appeal to the plate umpire, who will consult the base umpire. The manager must identify the correct player by name
9:04 At least two (2) umpires shall be furnished for each game. You may use
more if they are available. (all officials for District, State, and World Series play must
be at least 19 years old) unless approved by the National State Executive Board.
9:05 A baseball player, manager, coach, umpire or game official, will not
be allowed to use tobacco products, alcohol or profanity during the ballgame.
If, in the opinion of the umpires, a player or manager or coach or scorekeeper,
conducts himself in an unsportsmanlike manner or commits any act, which may
maim or injure an opposing player, if deemed deliberate, he shall be removed
from the game. Players that are removed may not return to the game under
the re-entry rule. An ejected player must leave the dugout or bench. When a
player or coach is ejected he must sit out the next scheduled game. The
Tournament director shall have the authority to remove any coach or player
for the remainder of the tournament for any flagrant unsportsmanlike conduct.
9:06 All ground rules must be given to the visiting manager and coach. Only
those rules will be honored. You cannot make up ground rules as the game progresses.
These ground rules must be filed with the league president before the schedule
begins.
9:07 The home club must have their pitcher warmed up and ready to pitch after
eight (8) warm up pitches, or two (2) minutes, immediately after the umpire notifies the
teams to play ball.
9:08 Any runner is out when he does not slide, or attempt to avoid the fielder who
has the ball in the proximity of the base and is waiting to make the tag, or if he
maliciously runs into a fielder.
9:09 No artificial noisemakers allowed during play. Penalty: Offender will be
removed after one (1) warning.
9:10 TROPHIES: The host will furnish trophies, medallions, or plaques for all State & World Series tournaments. A 1st & 2nd place individual trophy or plaque will be given. 1st Place individual trophies shall be a minimum of 6-8 inches in height, 2nd place 4-6 inches. The host will supply a sportsmanship trophy in State and World Series play.

10:00 TEAMS

10:01 All ages 5 thru 8 will be allowed fourteen (14) players whose names
shall be registered with the league president by May 20th.
10:02 All players 9 thru 12 will be allowed eighteen (18) players whose names shall
be registered with the league president by May 20th.
10:03 Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors 13 thru 19 will be allowed 18 players
whose names shall be registered with the league president by June 1st. Exception:
High School Division will be allowed 24 players.
10:04 A team may have a manager and three (3) coaches. The manager is
responsible for the team.
10:05 Managers may not sign new players after May 20th for ages 5 thru 12. A
violation of this rule will make the player ineligible for tournament selections and
reason for protest in local or tournament play.
10:06 Managers may not sign new players after June 1st for ages 13 thru 19. A
violation of this rule will make the player ineligible for tournament selection and a
reason for protest in local or tournament play.
10:07 Teams that are now operating under another organizational name that come
in to Dizzy Dean Baseball, Inc. program shall be allowed to retain their eligible
players who were on the team roster the year before. The only change you have to
make to convert the team into Dizzy Dean Baseball is to make an application for a
franchise and be approved, providing they have complied with all player
selection rules and are approved by the National State Executive Board.
10:08 Committees wishing to franchise one league and one all-star team 15 thru
19 may do so with the approval of the state director and national state executive board.
10:09 Once a player is on a team, he is not allowed to transfer from team
to team, league to league, or district to district without written release from
the league president and approval of the state director and the national state
executive board.

11:00 ALL-STAR TEAMS
TOURNAMENT TEAMS

11:01 A player must be a member of a franchised Dizzy Dean team and
participate in at least one half of that team's scheduled games to be eligible for the all-
star team. Violation of this rule will make such all-star team ineligible. Managers are
requested to double check player eligibility. EXCEPTION; A player, injured in play
after becoming a member of the team, that is forced to miss more than half of the
games, will be eligible for the all-star team, provided it is agreeable with all the
managers involved in the selection of the team.
11:02 Each team should have at least one player on the all-star team. It is
recommended that the winning manager of the league manage the all-star team, and
choose his coaches, and the remaining players he desires to fill out his roster.
11:03 Eighteen (18) players ages 9 and up are allowed. Once a player has been
named to the all-star team, he cannot be replaced unless he becomes sick, injured
or moves away. Replacement players will be allowed between tournaments to fill roster to original number of players, using criteria as set forth in the rule book for player selection. All replacement players must be approved by National State Executive Board.
   11:04 An organization with fewer than eight (8) teams may have one (1) or
more all-star teams with the approval of the state director and the national state executive board. Leagues with more than eight (8) teams must have two (2) or more all-star teams.
   11:05 Leagues of the less than four (4) teams that have been approved by the state
director and the national state executive board may select an all-star team.
11:06 A league may enter an all-star team or league winner in tournament play.
11:07 No player may be selected for more than one (1) Dizzy Dean Tournament
team.
11:08 A player or team cannot participate in two (2) tournaments at the same time.
This means Dizzy Dean and (Babe Ruth, Pony, Dixie Youth, AABC, etc...).
11:09 A player cannot participate in another tournament after the Dizzy Dean
Tournament starts. A player must be available to play on each day of the tournament
unless approved by the tournament director and may not participate in any other
organizational tournament (NABF, USSSA,ETC.) unless his options to advance in the Dizzy Dean program have been completed. NOTE: DO NOT VIOLATE ANY PITCHING RULE.
11:10 No player can be chosen as a batboy.
11:11 Any player who plays on a pick-up or tournament team before league play ends must not miss any league games or they will not be eligible for all-star play. All players on a team must come from the same league. DO NOT VIOLATE ANY PITCHING RULE.
11:12 Requirements: Teams participating in a Dizzy Dean World Series:
1. Proof of Birth
2. Proof of Insurance
3. A Medical Release Form
4. Team Photo: All names written on back of the photo, Identify each
       person as they appear on the front from left to right.
5. Scorebooks from the State Tournament.
6. Your Yellow Team Roster (properly signed)
7. A team who withdraws or forfeits out of a tournament play shall no
longer be eligible for additional tournament play, i.e., if you drop out of
district tournament play you will be ineligible for state or world series play.
If you drop out of state tournament play you are not eligible for world series
play. This includes pool play. You must complete every tournament you
enter.


Note: Names on the tournament and World Series roster must
be the same as they are on the proof of birth.



12:00 PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

12:01 Dizzy Dean Baseball, Inc. for a player's age group shall be open to any
approved youth whose birthday falls before August 1st of the current year. A player
may play up one age group in local or tournament play. He cannot play down in
tournament play. EXAMPLE: an 11 or 12 year old can play with a 13 or 14-year-old
team. This will be a state option. If an eleven (11) year old plays in a twelve (12) year
old league he may not drop down and play as eleven (11) year old all-star. This
does not count for mixed leagues of 9 and 10 or 11 and 12 or 13 and 14 or for 15-16-
17-18-19 ages.
12:02 Only approved youth who are armatures are eligible for Dizzy Dean
Baseball Competition.
12:03 Amateur is defined here to be in accordance with the rules of the high school
athletic association. NOTE: District presidents or managers in doubt of violating the
amateur status of a player are cautioned to contact their state high school athletic
association to ascertain its ruling or policy which would affect the athlete.

13:00 BIRTH CERTIFICATES

13:01 Dates of birth of shall be certified by birth certificate or other legally
accepted proof of age to a league official, (president), prior to the league's first regularly
scheduled game. A photostatic copy is acceptable if signed by proper authorities as a true copy of same. A valid drivers license is an acceptable proof of age.
13:02 A photostatic copy of a birth record will be accepted, provided it is stamped
and notarized as a true copy of same signed by one or both of the parents of the
player. This requirement will not be necessary, if the birth record is a certified copy and
was issued by the state, county, parish, or United States Government.
13:03 Players, not legally adopted, but using a name different from that which
appears on the certificate, will be eligible provided that a notarized statement of this
fact is made before a probate judge or clerk of court, and statement attached to the birth
certificate with the signature and seal of the probate judge or clerk of court.
13:04 Managers of teams participating in tournament play must have in their
possession at all times proof of date of birth as stated above. These records are to be
inspected by a credentials committee, appointed by the tournament director, prior to
the tournament. These records are to be presented at all tournaments.

14:00 PLAYER REGISTRATION

14:01 All leagues participating in tournament play are required to file a roster of
players of each team in each league with the league president, and state director on
or before May twentieth (20th) for players 5 through 12 years of age.
14:02 All leagues participating in tournament play are required to file a roster of
players of each team in each league with the league president, and state director on
or before June first (1st) for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.
14:03 The full name of the player, his date of birth, residence by street, road, etc.,
shall be included in the registration.
14:04 Unless you are the host team for a Dizzy Dean World Series you must
complete a Dizzy Dean ONLY state tournament to be eligible for Dizzy Dean World
Series play. (See rule 7:15)
14:05 The managers or coaches of teams, who live outside of territorial limits of
the league are permitted to play their sons or daughters in the league upon written
approval of the state director and the national executive board. NOTE: This does not include sons or daughters of league officials, scorekeepers, etc., only manager and coaches.
14:06 Communities or playgrounds participating in Dizzy Dean Baseball must
sanction all teams in each age group that they choose to participate in. EXAMPLE:
If a community or playground would have enough youths to have five (5) teams of
15-16 year old players they must sanction all five (5) teams. Violation of this rule
could result in the loss of your franchise.

15:00 SELECTION OF PLAYERS

15:01 The state director with the approval of the National State Executive Board
will determine league boundaries from which to select players. When two or more
leagues operate within a certain locale, they may select players from combined
areas by agreement of the officials involved, but all managers must have equal
opportunity in selecting of the players. Recommendation: Each year all players
selected to a team (with the exception of manager and one assistant) must be
drafted, meaning all managers in an organization shall have equal rights
and opportunity to select any player in that organization. If organization has
multiple leagues (i.e. American, National, Continental, etc.) all managers
must draft from the same player pool at the same time and divide into
leagues after the selection process.
15:02 The National Board of directors of Dizzy Dean Baseball, Inc. reserves the
right to continue as a player any youth (1) whose residence changes after becoming
a member of a team in a league or (2) who lives outside the league's boundaries even
if the youth then resides in the territory of another league.
15:03 Each league, with the approval of the State Director and the National State
Executive Board shall determine its own system of selection of players. (Refer to 15:01)
15:04 In the rural areas where four (4) or more small communities come together
to form a league, the players within a ten (10) mile area belong to that team. All
players outside this area are free players and can play with whatever community
they choose.
15:05 All players ages 12 & under, who change franchised Dizzy Dean Base-
ball, Inc. organizations without changing their legal residence, if the original organiza-
tion offers their age group, will be ineligible for tournament play for one (1) year, unless
prior approval is obtained. In all cases this must be approved by the National State Executive Board of the state, which you reside. Refer to Rules 7:04 and 10:09.

16:00 LEAGUE REGISTRATION

16:01 Leagues affiliating themselves with this program must mail an Application
for sanction with two (2) additional copies to your state director by May 20th (ages
5-12) and June 1st (ages 13-19 and High School). A Team Certificate of Entry must
be sent to the state director for each team in your league. The Team Certificate of
Entry must match the leagues as submitted on your Application for Sanction. A
Team Roster must be in the office of the state director one (1) week prior to your first
(1st) tournament (District or State). All players on the Tournament Team Roster
must have been listed on a previously submitted Team Certificate of Entry.
16:02 The state director must mail one (1) copy of the Application for Sanction
and one (1) copy of the Team Certificate of Entry to the state secretary and the
national commissioner. The state director must retain a copy of the Application for
Sanction, the Team Certificate of Entry and the Leagues Schedule and make
them readily available upon request to the national commissioner or any Dizzy Dean
Tournament Director.
16:03 The state secretary must mail two (2) copies of the Application for
Sanction with the proper fees to the national treasurer.

17:00 TEAM SPONSORS

17:01 Dizzy Dean Baseball teams should be sponsored only by those organizations,
firms or companies whose activities or products are not detrimental to the welfare
of the youth.

18:00 ADMISSION TO GAMES

18:01 In order to help defray expenses of winning teams competing in tourna-
ments, it is recommended that admission be charged in all tournaments and chanpi-
onship series.

19:00 TOURNAMENTS

19:01 (Minors & Freshmen) In all world series and tournament
play, in order for a game to become a complete game, it must be a full six (6) inning
contest, regardless of the delay; and no other tournament game can be started until the
completion of the interrupted game. All games shall be six (6) innings duration unless
the losing manager wishes to concede without penalty. EXCEPTION: if a team is
leading its opponent by at least fifteen (15) runs at the end of the third (3rd) inning or ten
(10) runs at the end of the fourth inning or any inning thereafter, the game shall be
terminated and the team in front declared the winner. This rule to apply in all local
league play and all tournament play. (FARM LEAGUE see FARM LEAGUE
section Rule 7:03
19:02 (Sophomore, Junior & Senior) In all world series & tournament play, in
order for a game to become a complete game, it must be a full seven (7) inning
contest, regardless of the delay; and no other tournament game can be started until the
completion of the interrupted game. All games shall be seven (7) innings duration
unless the losing manager wishes to concede without penalty.
Exception: If a team is leading its opponent by at least (15) runs at the end of
the fourth (4th) inning or ten (10) runs at the end of the fifth (5th) inning or any inning
thereafter, the game shall be terminated and the team in front declared the winner. This
rule to apply in all local league play and all tournament play.
19:03 In tournament play a pitcher may not pitch more than his maximum number
of tournament innings. Once he has, he cannot pitch again until the next tournament.
(He becomes a illegal pitcher.)
19:04 Tournament protests are covered in Section 7:00.
19:05 All-star teams may have eighteen (18) players, one (1) manager and three
(3) coaches on the team. See rule 9:09 for Farm League. EXECPTION: High School has twenty-four (24) players.
19:06 All-star teams participating in tournament play will be required to wear the
Dizzy Dean Patch attached in a manner not to appear temporary and located in the
same place on all jerseys (either shoulder or breast pocket). PENALTY: Violators
will not be allowed to play.
19:07 Each team entering a draw for a tournament slot must deposit $250.00. This will be returned after the team is eliminated from the tournament. Exception: High School Division.
19:08 Tournament affidavits must be filled out by all teams participating in tourna-
ment play. This affidavit will include name, date of birth, age, address of the players,
and the name of player's team.
19:09 Each team must have two (5x7) team photographs with the player's
names written across the back left to right as they appear in the photograph. A team
photograph and a team roster of the state tournament team must be turned in to the
state director on the opening day of the state tournament. There will be no changes to
the roster after the tournament begins. The other photograph will be kept by the manager.
The state director will make arrangements to have team's picture taken if they arrive
at the state tournament without their photograph. State tournament directors will mail
a team photograph and a team roster of all teams in their tournament to the World
Series tournament director on the opening day of the state tournament. As soon as a
winner is certain in each state, the state director will telephone, collect, the World
Series tournament director and notify him of the winner. This will not cause delay in
having that's team picture in the program. This will save much time on the part
of the program committee.
19:10 Teams participating in tournament play must have a proof of birth, as stated
under rule 13:00 Birth Certificates, in their possession. These records are to be
inspected by a credentials committee. These records are to be presented at all
tournaments at the request of the tournament director. Scorebooks from the state
tournament will be sent to the World Series tournament director by the state director.
19:11 Once a team has been certified as being eligible for tournament play, the
team, as well as individual players can be questioned and they may be disqualified
if in violation of any rule governing Dizzy Dean Baseball.
19:12 No team will be required to play more than two (2) games in the same day
during the same tournament. EXCEPTION: A continued game of three innings or
less will not constitute a game. For Farm League see Farm League section.
19:13 It is the duty of the manager to keep a record of eligible players and pitchers.
19:14 Beginning with the district tournament, all levels of tournament play must
use an approved Dizzy Dean Baseball signed by the commissioner.
19:15 Pitching rules listed in Section 6:00 and 7:00 will apply in tournament play.
19:16 Tournaments may be single or double elimination. This is left up to each
district, state tournament director and National State Executive Board. The Dizzy
Dean World Series will be double elimination. Use the winner’s bracket for single
elimination tournaments.
19:17 If a state has only one (1) league that league will be the state champion. If
there are two (2) leagues only, these teams will play a best two out of three series.
19:18 All teams traveling to a tournament shall be required to present proof of the
following types of insurance: (1) Excess Accident Insurance that has a Maximum
Medical limit of at least $50,000. (2) General Liability Insurance on an Occurrence
Form (not claims made) that has a Per Occurrence Limit of at least $1,000,000
combined single limits and that does not exclude "participant liability". If the endorsed
Dizzy Dean league insurance policy (see advertisement) is not carried by such
team, their General Liability policy must name Dizzy Dean Baseball, Inc. as "Addi-
tional Insured" See 16:01 - 16:02 and 11:13.
19:19 Tournament brackets in rulebook will be used.
19:20 All teams will draw for position in tournament play. The host team will have
the choice of the game time on opening day only, thereafter they will revert to the
position drawn. Every effort to avoid 1st round play of teams from same league
should be made, and if it is a National Tournament same state team should be
avoided.
19:21 All official scorebooks will be collected after each world series and sent with
a picture of the championship team to the secretary or treasurer of Dizzy Dean
Baseball.





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