McKinney Little League Rules
Each team in the league is supplied one (1) rule book per season by McKinney Little League. Additional copies are available upon request. Unfortunately, a downloadable pdf version of Little League's rules is not available. The printed copies are the only acceptable reference. Coaches should carry these rule books with them to the games in case questions arise.
McKinney Little League has made some minor amendments to the rules that are handed down by Little League's National Headquarters. Those amendments can be found in the document below titled "MLLB Division Rules".
Clarification: Players wanting to "play up" are limited to moving up one age level. For example, a 10-year old can play with 11 and 12-year olds in the Majors division; a 9 year-old can not.
For Minors and above:
1. We are playing drop 3rd strike.
2. You can still home on a passed ball. You do not have to be hit in.
Bat Rule Reminder
At our last McKinney Little League Board Meeting and as reviewed at the Intermediate Coaches Meeting prior to the start of the 2013 Spring season, the decision was made and McKinney Little League will stick to that decision amending Little League 50/70 Bat Rule 1.10 to read as follows:
McKinney Little League Baseball Local Bat Rule:
2 1/4= legal if BPF is 1.15 or less. All Composite barreled bats that are 2 1/4 are prohibited unless approved by Little League International. Here is the link to approved 2 1/4 bats: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/licensedcompositebats.htm
Players using Bats on this approved list must download the LLB Waiver and have on hand.
This is the same rule we used and played with for Fall 2012. The board will look again at the ruling and the amendment before the Fall 2013 season begins to see if a change needs to be made
2013 Rule 3(a) – Illegal Bat Penalty
Rule 3 has been rewritten to provide the penalty for the use of an illegal bat:
3(a). In all levels and divisions, the penalty for use of an illegal bat [see Rule 6.06 (d)], if discovered before the next player enters the batter’s box following the turn at bat of the player who used an illegal bat, is:
i. The batter is out (NOTE: The manager of the defense may advise the plate umpire of a decision to decline this portion of the penalty and accept the play. Such election shall be made immediately at the end of the play), and;
ii. he manager of the team will be ejected from the game, the batter who violated the rule will be ejected from the game, and the offensive team will lose one eligible adult base coach for the duration of the game.
Any questions regarding rules and rule interpretations should be directed towards your league commissioner for clarification/interpretation.