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DISTRICT 39
DISTRICT RULES 2017
These rules apply to regular season, Interleague play and special games such as the TOC, 7-8 and
8-9 year old tournaments held in the District at the end of the season unless specifically noted below.
The current years Official Regulations and Playing Rules (LL Green Book) will apply with the
following rules adopted by the District Presidents.
1. Pitching Rules will follow the LL Rule Book.
2. There will be no adding players to the Leagues champion after they have been declared, if a
League champion cannot field 9 players for the TOC Tournament the League has an option of
sending their runner up to the TOC Tournament.
For the Little League Majors Division the following rules apply:
1. The ten run rule covered under rule 4.10 (e) will be used for interleague play and TOC. Local
leagues must decide if they will adopt the option of not using this rule during the regular season.
2. Rest days clarifications for pitching apply and carry over from the last game of regular season
including playoffs to the TOC and to the first game of All Star play.
3. For Interleague and TOC games the rule covered under 6.02 (c) regarding the batter required to
keep one foot in the batters box will be enforced.
For the Minor League Division(s), which covers any level playing interleague and participating in the end of
season Minor TOC tournament the following rules apply:
1. For TOC and Interleague play per Rule 4.04, Note 1 in the rulebook, all Tee Ball and Minor
leagues will have a continuous batting order with the following clarifications:
#1: Such order may be changed each game at the manager’s discretion.
#2: …A player may be entered and/or re-entered defensively in the game anytime provided
he/she meets the requirements of mandatory play.
(Reg IV (i) - …minimum of six (6) defensive outs…).
#3: … If a player becomes ill, injured or has to otherwise leave the game, their turn in the
batting order is skipped over with no penalty…if such player returns, he/she is re-inserted into
their original spot in the order…per Note 2 in rule 4.04
2. The ten run rule covered under rule 4.10 (e) will be used for interleague play and TOC. Local
leagues must decide if they will adopt the option of not using this rule during the regular season.
3. For Interleague and TOC games the rule covered under 6.02 (c) regarding the batter required to
keep one foot in the batters box will be enforced
4. Per Rule 7.14 NOTE, since the continuous batting order is being used, a special pinch runner is
not allowed. ‘Courtesy Runner’ NOT allowed.
5. Inter league games will have a time limit. After Regulation game (4 innings or 3 1/2 innings if
home team is ahead) no new inning to start after 1 hour and 45 minutes. TOC’s will have no time
limit.
6. Per the note included with the definition of inning in section 2.00 of the LL rulebook a five run
limit per inning will be imposed for Minor Interleague play, Minor TOC’s, 7-8 and 8-9
tournaments. (No open inning)
6. 8-9 Tournament games will have a time limit. After Regulation game (4 innings or 3 1/2 innings if
home team is ahead) no new inning to start after 2 hours. Championship and if games will have no
time limit.
7. Require 8-9 Year olds to remain with their Minor TOC team until it is eliminated. If their league
8-9 tournament team is still playing and the Manager is willing to keep them on the roster, they
can then join that tournament team for the remaining
For the Intermediate 50/70 Division it will be by the rule book.
Revised 3-14-17