Whiffle Ball League General Rules:
I: Players Rules
A: Have Fun!
B: Use good sportsmanship
C: You are responsible for yourself, injuries, conduct.
D: Entry fee of $10 and 4 sleeves of balls
A: Long, skinny, yellow bats.
B: Holy balls, not the six holed ones.
C: Gloves are NOT allowed
D: Cleats are optional
III: General Rules **note rules may be
modified as needed**
A: Must alternate pitchers, like a real life rotation
1. If a pitcher starts 2 games in a row, automatic forfeit.
B: Stats will be kept
Offensive stats (HR’s, and SO)
Pitching stats (K’s, Wins Losses, Saves)
C: CAN throw ball at runner to get
D: Force at home, example Player
A reaches base, he must score on next at bat, IF it is a ground ball. A fly out,
or strikeout, the batter and runner switch
E: No ghostrunners!
F: Cannot walk, must hit or strikeout.
G: Throw as fast as you want, just
H: The other teams waiting to play
will help, one keeping stats the other catching to keep games moving at a fast pace.
I: Games will be 4 innings long,
if the teams are tied we will play extra innings like baseball, 6 inning maximum. Games
will be called a tie (may be altered later), may finish tied game after all games for the evening are played.
1. 2 outs per team per half inning.
J: Cannot save the game you started.
K. All runs scored upon a pitcher
will be counted as earned runs, no exceptions.
If there is a runner on first or second ONLY and if the batter
is hit you can have the option of either
1. zero out the count to 0-0.
2.- have the option of keeping the count as is and
allowing the runner to advance to the next base. Would be a option that would be up to the offensive team. Could
not advance the runner if he/she is on third to allow him to score though, only if the runner is on first or second.
12 run mercy rule at the end of any inning.
pitchers must complete 2 full innings to qualify for the win.
P: Runners must slide or give themselves
up. There is no exception to this rule, runners who plow over a fielder, can be suspended from play!
(Rule P is under tweaking for exact penalties)
Q: The wire running from the roof overthe
fence in left center field IS PLAYABLE,
1: If it hits the wire and goes out is a HR,
Iif it comes back into play, its what you can get.
IF you catch it off the wire refer to
rule 2 batter is NOT out.
R: When in doubt traditional MLB rules
1) Head to Head
2) Run Differential
One game playoff
A: With four teams:
Team 3 vs Team 2, best of three series.
Team 4 vs Team 1 best of three series.
A: Withe 5 teams, top four advance to playoffs. everything will stay the same.
Winners of Divisional play to meet
in the best of 5 World Series.