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2019 Local Rules - Minors & Majors

2019 SOM Baseball Minors/Majors Local Rules 

The attached handout spells out the 2019 Local Rules for South Orange - Maplewood Baseball.  Any rules not specifically addressed by the Local Rules are covered by the Official Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Rules.

Rules Commissioners for the 2019 season are:

Minors, Tom Brodie,, 201.736.7667

Majors 60: Greg Dawkins,, 917.328.7457

Majors 70: Jerry Donaty,, 908.625.6853 (cell), 973.763.5141 (home)

Babe Ruth: Chris Nomura,, 917.825.3426

Chair, Rules Committee: Ed Matthews,, 908.679.8100 (home), 908.277.9620 (work), 973.714.9399 (cell) 


Handout: 2019 Local Rules

2019 Local Rules - BR

2019 SOM-Millburn Babe Ruth League Local Rules 

The attached handout spells out the 2019 Local Rules for South Orange - Maplewood - Millburn Babe Ruth Baseball.  

Handout: 2019 BR Rules

COACHES: How to Report Scores

Coaches: You will now be phoning scores in directly to the web site.  It is easy to do and shortly after you phone in the score, it will appear on the web site on the page where your team schedule is.

The winning coach is responsible for reporting the scores.  In the case of a tie, the home team coach should report the score.
Complete PHONE IT IN directions are below:

1. Dial the toll free number: 1-866-334-6294
2. When asked, say or enter the pin number, and the code of the game.  (The game codes are the # in the first left hand column on the web site page where your team schedule is, titled Game #).
3. You will then be told the division, teams playing, and field location - if this is the correct game, confirm by saying yes.
4. When asked, say or enter the score for each team, then confirm.

You can do more games in the same call, or just say goodbye when done.
The pin number will NOT be posted on the web site for security reasons.  If you do forget it or lose it, contact

Reporting Pitchers and Pitch Counts

Reporting Pitchers and Pitch Counts 

All Coaches are expected to know the rules governing pitching and pitch counts for their league. They are included in the local rules posted on this page.

Violations may result in a forfeit. All teams must report the pitching statistics for their own team’s  pitchers to the league representative via email after EVERY game. The information reported must include all pitchers’ names, innings and pitch count.

Rules Commissioners (listed below) will ALSO serve as pitch counters. They will post this information to this publicly viewable Google Doc.

Babe Ruth: Chris Nomura -
M70: Jerry Donaty -
M60: Greg Dawkins -
Minors: Tom Brodie -

Umpire Reports

Coaches should send feedback on their game’s umpire to

Rules and Player Call-Up Procedure

The Rules Commissioners for the 2018 season for each league are listed above. These representatives should be contacted with rules inquiries. In addition, the M60, M70 and Babe Ruth representatives will handle all “call-up” player requests.  PLEASE read the local rules for details on the call-up procedure for M60, M70 and Babe Ruth (there are no “call-ups” for the Minor League).


Coaches Needed

Coaching Opportunities

The success of the South Orange Maplewood Baseball Program rests with the many volunteers who help out in a variety of ways. Adult volunteers are needed for all teams to serve as coaches, assistant coaches and team managers (descriptions can be found in the handout). If you are willing and able, please sign up when you register your child!


PARENT OF A NEW PLAYER? Don’t let inexperience keep you off the field. MANY VOLUNTEERS are needed in coaching and supporting roles for our T-Ball and Rookie Leagues (the more the merrier)! SOM Baseball will offer coaches’ training and instruction to support all our new and returning coaches.

If you have any questions, please come to one of the registration sessions - coaches will be on hand to describe the program in detail.

HEAD COACH – The Head Coach has the primary responsibility of dealing with players and parents.  He/she has final decision in all baseball matters. 

ASSISTANT COACH – An Assistant Coach has the responsibility of helping the Head Coach.  

Coaching volunteers are required to attend the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic (one time only).  The Rutgers’ course will be offered at the Baird in South Orange sometime in March for all new coaches.  

Questions? Contact Kate Schmidt at the South Orange Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs, 973.378.7754, ext. 1


Helpful You-Tube Videos for Coaches

Helpful YouTube Videos for Coaches

If you are having issues with the locks or bases - please check out these helpful videos: 

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