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In Little League Baseball, rules usually call for the game to end if the winning team is ahead by 10 runs after five innings. In some leagues, this margin may be as little as eight.

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Point difference in a mercy game in baseball?

In little league the mercy rule is that if a team is ahead by 10 points after 5 innings that team wins


What is an organized baseball game?

A pretty vague question. Organized baseball usually refers to an agreed upon league of teams that play each other over the course of a year or season. You can organize a single game like an old timers game, a tournament of games or an entire season. There are agreed upon rules and usually a rule book, a schedule, impartial umpires, ground rules and even specific rules for mercy such as in little league and Knothole baseball. Unorganized baseball is referred to as sandlot baseball where there are no set rules, no umpires, there doesn't even have to be 9 players on each team.


What is the origin of the pine tar rule in baseball?

One manager from Chicago regulated the rule. Hilariously, it was out of utter cheapness that the rule came to be. One rule in major league baseball is that when a ball is scuffed or marked (for instance by pine tar), it must be replaced immediately. This owner realized that he was spending a good amount of money on replacing pine tar covered baseballs. He contacted the league officials and convinced them to enact this rule (basically so he could save money). Truly odd answer... but it is true!


Who became the first African American player to break major league baseball's unwritten rule against hiring blacks?

Jackie Robinson


How many baseball teams does japan have?

9, just like in the U.S. The Pacific League has the designated hitter rule so there are ten with the DH and pitcher (like in the American League). The Central League does not used the DH.

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Point difference in a mercy game in baseball?

In little league the mercy rule is that if a team is ahead by 10 points after 5 innings that team wins


Is there mercy rule in Major League Baseball?

There isn't a mercy rule in the MLB because the score hardly ever gets that high.


How much is a mercy in baseball?

The "mercy rule" is only used in some leagues. There is no mercy rule in the MLB. My local Little League had a rule that if one team was up by more than 10 after the 4th inning, the game would be over and the team with the lead wins. ---------- 15 after 3 innings, 10 after 4 innings, and 8 after 5 innings is also a commonly used "mercy rule" in some leagues.


Is there a 15 run rule in Baseball?

there is none in the MLB ... there is a MERCIE RULE in little league ...


Does the ten run rule affect the minimum play rule in little league baseball?

yes


When a little league team scores much higher than the other team they shut the game down?

its called the mercy rule


Can you wear soft soccer cleats in place of soft baseball cleats in little league baseball?

yes there is no rule on that.


Has anyone heard of the Tie Breaker in Little League Baseball where ya Put a Runner on 2nd and 3rd with One out and if so where in the rule book is it?

That rule doesn't exist in Little League International rules. Little League International allows for local rules to be established by individual leagues. That is likely a rule that a local league put into place for some reason.


What is the Mercy Rule in little league?

The high school mercy rule in baseball says that if 5 innings occurred and a team is ahead by 10 runs, the game is over. A mercy rule is used so that one team doesnÃ?t feel humiliated by a loss.


Is the combat little league approved?

At the moment (1/11/11), Little League Baseball has disallowed the use of composite bats in Little League Baseball. The Combat B1, B2 and B3 are all composite bats which, if the current rule stands, will not be allowed for Little League play. There are rumors that Little League Baseball is considering an exception but as of now the list of officially recognized bats is on this link: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/approvedcompbats.htm


What is the inning does a game becomes a mercy game in baseball?

there is no mercy rule in the MLB. in Junior High baseball it is the 5 inning. It is also the 5 inning for high school


Where do you get a little league rule book?

at your moms house