League Related Rules - Spring

Last updated: Scott Dunham - 4/29/2019 8:09:54 AM

The league entrance fee is $700, paid start of season.

In order to participate in the league each male player must be 30 years old by April 15 of that playing season and meet one of the following requirements: (a) be a legal resident (driver license or other acceptable written documentation) of Roxbury or Mt.Arlington Township, (B) be a graduate of Roxbury High School, (C) be a Roxbury Township employee, or (d) be grandfathered into the league as a result of playing in the league before relocating outside the Township (all players active prior to the grandfathered 2012 season). Or wife graduated from Roxbury High School (as of prior to the grandfathered 2015 season). Each team must have at least 10 Roxbury players (updated 2019 season).

Ringer: In addition to the above eligibility requirement each team will be allowed to include ten (updated from 5 for 2019 season) out of town players on their roster. Included as part of the league entrance fee (cost for each out of town ringer was $25/ player). Out of town players are not grandfathered.

In addition each team will be allowed to have up to 5 (updated from 4 for 2019 season)  players on their roster who have reached the age of 21 by season start of that playing season. Included as part of league entrance fee (the cost for each youth ringer was $25). NO extra charge.

To be eligible for the championship tournament; must play in 50% of regular season games, eligible consists of at least one at-bat or 3 defense outs played in field. NOT JUST SHOWING UP!

 If a team received a forfeit all members of roster gets credit for participation for that one game.

If a team forfeited NO members receive credit for participation for that game and will lose one game of eligible.

Courtesy Runner: One courtesy runner per inning. Any roster player may act as a courtesy runner.

If a player is on base running and their time to bat comes up, they will be removed from the base and take their turn at bat. An out will be recorded for the person for whom they are running.

If a team forfeits at least one game during the regular season, they will enter the championship tournament with one loss.

If a player was injured and missed minimum number of games a verbal waiver must be submitted prior to start of tournament to advisory board. Advisory Board will rule on player eligibity.

The maximum number of players on roster is 20 . Only 18 awards  will be given to each Team Tournament Champions (A and B tiers).

New players who contact the League Commissioner to join the league will be made available to teams via a "waiver wire" process. Email sent to last place team will begin the process on up the standings until player is claimed.

Teams are required to keep scorebook with both teams lineā€up recorded. The captain/coach of each team must be able to verify number of games played of roster players prior to the tournament.

Team may not start a game with less than 8 players. In the event a team has 8 players, the opposing team will supply a catcher. This catcher shall retrieve pitch balls but may not participate in the “play” of the game. If a team has 9 or more players, they must supply their own catcher. There is no waiting or grace period unless a team has less than 8 players to start the game. After 15 minutes a forfeit will be declared if the team cannot field 8 legal roster players.

Sunday games will start at 9am, 10:30am and 7:00pm. Weeknight games will start at 8:15pm. Make-up games will be played ASAP, as scheduled by the league. If necessary to get the games played the make up games will be scheduled to start at 7:30 AND 9:00pm midweek.