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Southern New Jersey Babe Ruth Baseball
Al Solanik, State Commissioner
Southern New Jersey Babe Ruth Baseball is dedicated to providing the best atmosphere for our youth to participate in the greatest game on earth - baseball.
Here you will find Contact Information for State and District Babe Ruth League Officials. You will also find information, schedules, and results for all Southern New Jersey State Tournaments and important documents pertaining to all aspects of Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken Baseball.
Please feel free to contact your District Commissioner or State Commissioner Al Solanik with any questions and/or concerns.
Mission Statement of Babe Ruth League, Inc.
The Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball program, using regulation competitive baseball and softball rules, teaches skills, mental and physical development, as respect for the rules of the game, and basic ideals of good sportsmanship and fair play. In all aspects, Babe Ruth League, Inc. is committed to providing our participants the very best educational, sports experience possible. It is our fundamental belief that every child with a desire to play baseball or softball be afforded that opportunity.
The Sportsmanship Code
Babe Ruth League
Develop a strong, clean, healthy body, mind and soul.
Develop a strong urge for sportsmanshiplike conduct.
Develop understanding of and respect for the RULES.
Develop courage in defeat, tolerance and modesty in victory.
Develop control over emotions and speech.
Develop spirit of cooperation and team play.
Develop into real, true CITIZENS.
Copyright, 1954 by Babe Ruth League, Inc.
Latest Rule Changes for 2014(Updated 10/22/2013)
Ruth League, Inc. 2014
for a link to the Babe Ruth League Website
The International Board of Directors has approved the following rule changes beginning with the 2014 season. These changes will be reflected in the 2014 Babe Ruth League, Inc. Rules and Regulations.
A hitter may be designated to bat for the starting pitcher and all subsequent pitchers in any game without otherwise affecting the status of the pitcher(s) in the game. A Designated Hitter for the pitcher must be selected prior to the game and must be included in the lineup cards presented to the Umpire-in-Chief.
The Designated Hitter named in the starting lineup must come to bat at least one time, unless the opposing club changes pitchers. It is not mandatory that a club designate a hitter for the pitcher, but failure to do so prior to the game precludes the use of a Designated Hitter for that game.
Pinch hitters for a Designated Hitter may be used. Any substitute hitter for a Designated Hitter becomes the Designated Hitter. A replaced Designated Hitter shall not re-enter the game in any capacity.
The Designated Hitter may be used defensively, continuing to bat in the same position in the batting order, but the pitcher must then bat in the place of the substituted defensive player, unless more than one substitution is made, and the manager then must designate their spots in the batting order.
A runner may be substituted for the Designated Hitter and the runner assumes the role of Designated Hitter. A Designated Hitter may not pinch run.
A Designated Hitter is locked into the batting order. No multiple substitutions may be made that will alter the batting rotation of the Designated Hitter.
Once the game pitcher is switched from the mound to a defensive position, this move shall terminate the Designated Hitter role for the remainder of the game.
Once the game pitcher bats for the Designated Hitter, this move shall terminate the Designated Hitter role for the remainder of the game. (The game pitcher may only pinch-hit for the Designated Hitter.)
Once a Designated Hitter assumes a defensive position, this move shall terminate the Designated Hitter role for the remainder of the game. A substitute for the Designated Hitter need not be announced until it is the Designated Hitter’s turn to bat.
A pitcher is to step directly toward a base before throwing to that base, and is required to throw (except to second base) because he steps. It is a balk if, with runners on first and third, the pitcher steps toward third and does not throw, merely to bluff the runner back to third; then seeing the runner on first start for second, turn and step toward and throw to first base. It is legal for a pitcher to feint a throw to second base.
(d) The pitcher, while touching his plate, throws, or feints a throw to an unoccupied base, except for the purpose of making a play;
(e) The pitcher makes an illegal pitch.
Southern New Jersey State
NEW 8 Year-Old
(Updated October 2013)
LOCAL LEAGUE GUIDE
Southern New Jersey
|Age||HOST||Tentative START DATE|
|8 Year-Old||MOUNT LAUREL||July 17|
|9 Year-Old||HAMILTON LITTLE LADS||July 17|
|10 Year-Old||BRICK AMERICAN||July 10|
|11 Year-Old (46/60)||MARLTON||July 10|
|11 Year-Old (50/70)||NORTHERN BURLINGTON||July 10|
|12 Year-Old (46/60)||MOORESTOWN||July 10|
|12 Year-Old (50/70)||MOUNT LAUREL||July 10|
|13 Year-Old||MERCER EAST||July 17|
|14 Year-Old||NOTTINGHAM||July 17|
|13-15 Year-Old||EWING-HOPEWELL||July 17|
|16-18 Year-Old||W. WINDSOR/PLAINSBORO||July 12|
LINKS to Southern NJ District Websites
Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken
Local League Websites
Atlantic Shore Bayshore Berlin Boro AA Brick American
Burlington County Sr. Babe Ruth Cherry Hill Youth AA Cherry Hill National
Delran Ewing Egg Harbor Twp Gibbsboro-Voorhees Hamilton Babe Ruth
Hamilton Little Lads Hightstown/E. Windsor Lawrence Lindenwold Marlton Mullica
Montgomery New Egypt Northern Burlington Nottingham Pemberton
Pennsauken Babe Ruth Pennsauken Cal Ripken Sacred Heart Sewell Southampton
Tabernacle Upper Freehold W. Windsor/Plainsboro Washington Twp.
(To Have Your Southern NJ Babe Ruth or Cal Ripken Local League's Website Added,
Please Contact Al Solanik)
Southern New Jersey
Babe Ruth Baseball
|AL SOLANIK||(856) 451-7751|
|Deputy State Commissioner||BILL PETTIT||(609) 805-8326|
|Deputy State Commissioner||MARK GARRETT||(856) 313-9165|
|Asst. State Commissioner||JO ANN GARRETT||(856) 316-2586|
|Asst. State Commissioner||TOM MITCHELL, JR.||(856) 889-3845|
|Asst. State Commissioner||BRUCE O'NEAL||(609) 268-1117|
|Asst. State Commissioner||TONY MITCHELL||(856) 904-6500|
|State Tournament Director||JOE LAWRENCE||(609) 310-8634|
|State Tournament Director||MIKE SOLANIK||(856) 207-5292|
|District 1 Commissioner||JOHN VILLELLA||(609) 802-4460|
|District 2 Commissioner||JOHN GESICKI||(609) 618-5758|
|District 3 Commissioner||BILL PETTIT||(609) 805-8326|
|District 4 Commissioner||JO ANN GARRETT||(856) 316-2586|
|District 5 Commissioner||FRANK HUGHES||(609) 923-1259|