Example 1 – A player pitches seven innings in a junior division game on Sunday. On Monday, the player has a game scheduled in the major division. The player would not be eligible to pitch in this game, as Major Division rules require him to have a calendar day off, as he pitched in more than six innings the day before. For a 12-year-old participating in the Major League and Junior or Senior divisions, as permitted by Regulation IV (a), the rest day rules and regulations relevant to the division in which the pitcher is used will apply to that game. Previously pitched innings in both divisions will be taken into account in determining the pitcher`s eligibility for a particular game in terms of rest days and number of innings available. NOTE: The local league board or district may impose additional pitching restrictions during the regular and interleague seasons. Junior League: A local league board of directors may prohibit 15-year-olds from pitching in the junior division. (a) Any player in the squad may pitch. EXCEPTION: Minor League: A player who has reached the age of twelve (12) is not eligible to play in the minor league. Junior League: A local league board of directors may prohibit 15-year-olds from pitching in the junior division. Junior/Senior League: No throwing restrictions apply. NOTE 1: Under no circumstances may a player pitch for three (3) consecutive days. Baseball pitchers 14 years of age and under must meet the following rest conditions: NOTE 2: The number of pitches a pitch a pitch for the rest period is determined by the first pitch thrown at a hitter.
The pitcher may not start a new batter once the limit specified in Rule VI c) has been reached. For more information on the number of pitches, visit the Regular Season Pitch Rules page. EXCEPTION: In case of illness or injury of a fifth pitcher, an additional pitcher may be used. (j) Minor League: A player who has reached the age of twelve (12) is not eligible. (See Rule V – Player Selection). Minor League, Little League (Major) and Intermediate (50-70) Division – A player cannot play more than one game in a day. h) A violation of any of the articles of these rules may result in a protest against the game in which it takes place. The protest must take place in accordance with Rule 4.19. (b) Minor/Little League (Major): A player may pitch in a maximum of twelve (12) innings in one day. If a player pitches in seven (7) or more innings in one day, a rest period of one calendar day is mandatory. The delivery of a single pitch represents a pitch in one inning.
g) The official record of the shot count should inform the head umpire when a pitcher has reached his maximum number of pitches for the game in accordance with Rule VI(c). The chief umpire informs the pitcher`s manager that the pitcher must be removed in accordance with Rule VI(c). However, the failure of the shot count recorder to notify the Chief Umpire and/or the failure of the Chief Umpire to notify the manager does not relieve the manager of his or her responsibility to remove a pitcher if it is no longer eligible. (f) The pitch count recorder shall provide the current number of pitches for each pitcher at the request of the manager or a referee. However, the manager is responsible for knowing when his pitcher should be removed. Example 1: A 12-year-old pitcher throws 70 pitches in a game on Monday when the game is interrupted. The match will continue the following Thursday. The pitcher is not allowed to pitch when play resumes because he did not meet the required rest days. A player`s eligibility to pitch in a Little League® Baseball game is determined by a staggered number of pitches related to the number of pitches in a game.
The number of playing fields determines the number of rest days needed before the player can pitch again in a Little League game. (b) A jug once removed from the hill may not return as a jug. League Age: 13-16 – 95 pitches per day 11-12 – 85 pitches per day 9-10 – 75 pitches per day 6-8 – 50 pitches per day NOTE: If a pitcher reaches 40 pitches against a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch and retain his eligibility to play at the catcher`s position for the remainder of the day until one of the following conditions occurs:(1) the batter reaches base; (2) the paste is discarded; (3) the third outing is made to finish half of the inning or game; or (4) the pitcher is removed from the hill before the batter has completed his at-bat. The pitcher is allowed to play at the catcher position, provided the pitcher is moved, retired, or finished before delivering a pitch to another batter. If a player delivers 41 or more pitches and does not fall below the threshold exception, the player cannot play the catcher`s position for the rest of the day. (d) Little League/Junior/Senior Division (Major): No more than five (5) pitchers per team may be used in a game. A player who has played catcher for three (3) innings or less, who moves to the pitching position and who pitches 21 or more pitches (ages 15 and 16: 31 pitches or more) on the same day may not return to catcher on that day. EXCEPTION: If the pitcher reaches the 20-pitch limit (ages 15 and 16: 30-pitch limit) while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch and retain eligibility to return to catcher until one of the following conditions occurs: (1) that batter reaches base; (2) the paste is discarded; (3) the third exit is made to complete half of the inning or game; or (4) the pitcher is removed from the hill before the batter has completed his at-bat. Intermediate Division (50-70), Junior League and Senior League Only: A pitcher who remains on defense in the game but changes position can return as a pitcher at any time during the rest of the game, but only once per game. (c) Minor/Major: A pitcher who remains in the game but changes position may return as a pitcher at any time during the remainder of the game, but only once in the same inning in which he was retired. A pitcher who is removed from play offensively or defensively for a backup player cannot return to play as a pitcher. Exception: see Rule 3.03(c).
Junior/Senior League: A pitcher can be removed from play offensively or defensively and return as a pitcher once per inning, as long as the return does not violate substitutions, visits by pitcher, or mandatory rules of play. Exception: If a pitcher reaches the limit set out in Regulation VI(c) for his league age while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until one of the following conditions occurs: Example 3 – A player pitches in seven innings in a junior division game played on Sunday and has a major division game later in the day. The player would be limited to five more innings for the major division game (for a total of 12 innings in one day in the major division). (c) The manager must remove the pitcher when it reaches the limit indicated below for its age group, but the pitcher may remain in another position in the game: pitching restrictions for 12-year-olds participating in major and junior leagues or senior leagues. Exception: Any player who has played catcher in four (4) or more innings in a game is not eligible to play that day. (e) Each league shall designate the goalkeeper or other match official as the official record of the shot count. EXAMPLE OF MINOR LEAGUE (MAJOR) AND MINOR LEAGUE If a player has pitched in seven (7) or more innings (column A), that player may pitch again on (column B):.