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Legion Baseball 2021 Major Rule Changes

Listed below are 3 rule changes approved for the 2021 season.

Number of pitches permitted in the first game of a doubleheader (SR. Legion Only)

A pitcher may now throw up to 45 pitches in the 1st game and be eligible to pitch in the 2nd on the same day. A pitcher is permitted to throw a combined 105 pitches on the day and may exceed 105 pitches only to finish pitching to the batter he is currently facing when reaching 105 pitches. 

Player with a season ending injury can be replaced on the roster

With a doctors medical excuse and the approval of the Activities Director, a player who has had a season ending injury can be replaced on the roster.

Extra Inning Rule (Regular Season Only)

Each extra inning will begin with a runner on second base. The batter (or a substitute for the batter) who leads off an inning shall continue to be the batter who would lead off the inning in the absence of this extra-innings rule.
The runner placed on second base at the start of each half-inning shall be the player in the batting order immediately preceding that half-inning’s leadoff hitter. By way of example, if the number five hitter in the batting order is due to lead off the eighth inning, the number four player in the batting order shall begin the inning on second base. However, if the number four player in the batting order immediately preceding that half-inning’s leadoff hitter is unable to continue, the runner placed on second base at the start of that half-inning shall be the player preceding the number four player in the batting order. Any runner or batter unable to continue shall be ineligible to return to the game. No substitute runner will be permitted for any player to be placed at second base.