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American Legion Baseball announces 2020 rule changes

By Ron Edwards, 11/01/19, 8:00AM MDT


OCT  2019

The National Executive Committee of the American Legion approved the following rule changes for the American Legion Baseball 2020 Season:

Rule 1.R.3. Pitching Rule - If a pitcher throws 45 or fewer pitches in game one of multiple games on the same day, he may return to pitch in game two, up to 105 pitches total for the day. If a pitcher were to throw more than 45 pitches in game one, he would be ineligible to pitch in game two.

Rule 2.B.4. Graduated Students – Players who graduate in 2019 shall play for the last American Legion team they played for or the team nearest their parents’ domicile.

Rule 3 & 4 Player Recruiting – Combined total enrollment of high schools cannot exceed 6,000 for 10th, 11th and 12th grades.

Rule 6.E. Players Per Team – add paragraph 4. In cases of season ending injury, a player may be replaced on National Form #1 prior to the end of regular season play with department baseball chairman approval and with proper supporting medical doctor’s note and documents.

The 2019 rule book will be released in January.