Rain Outs

Call Rain Out Number after 5:00PM: (978) 977-2591

Executive Board

DON MURPHY – COMMISSIONER – 781-983-4810
MARIO PINTO – BOARD MEMBER – 978- 337-4536
STEVE GOODWIN – BOARD MEMBER – 978-888-1777
JOSH GREEN – BOARD MEMBER – 978-210-9226

Bat List

PMISL approved bat list

We are an aluminum (or alloy) barrel bat league and no composite barrels are allowed in this league. Be aware that some Multi-wall (Mw) bats are ALL composite. Hybrid bats are allowed with a composite handle and aluminum barrel. You need to verify that your bats are aluminum barrel then verify if they are on the approved list of bats. You may have a bat that has all the right ASA stickers but if it’s not on this list, it is not approved to be used.

Follow these steps to verify your bats:

Step 1: http://www.teamusa.org/usa-softball/play-usa-softball/certified-usa-softball-equipment

Step 2: Scroll down under ‘certified USA softball equipment’ to the pull down ‘BATS’ (under red text) & click ‘GO’

Step 3: Scroll down under ‘approved bats…’ (see note: current listing, no changes as of: xx/xx/xxxx) to pull down ‘DISPLAY ALL’ or change to specific brand & click ‘GO’

Step 4: Scroll down to find your bats – ALL bats must be aluminum (or alloy) barrel, be on this approved list with either the ‘Mw’ or ‘Sw’ type to the left – you can select by type (upper right) to just show ‘Sw’ etc. and you can print this page (upper right)

Please note that some brand new bats may not be on this list yet and could be approved before our season starts – it is your risk to buy a new bat that is not on the current list – just be 100% certain the bat meets the criteria for our league then keep checking the list for updates – if the bat does not end up on the approved list, you cannot use it – this list is updated often.

  1. Commissioners and fees:
    DON MURPHY 781-983-4810
    STEVE GOODWIN 978-888-1777
    JOSH GREEN 978-210-9226
    MARIO PINTO 978-337-4536

    1. Board Structure: The board will consist of a Commissioner and Board Members. The Commissioner will oversee the Board Menbers and he/she must make sure all duties are completed. He/She will be the final say in all matters. Board Members are to aide the Commissioner with any duty assigned to them. Board Members will have no voting rights in any matters related to the league.
    2. All returning teams will post a $400.00 entrance fee, plus any fines assessed during the previous season. Any new teams will pay $475.00 This will be due on the date established by the commissioners. All entrance fees once paid are non – refundable. Checks will be made out to: Peabody IntraCity Mens Softball League. Checks return for insufficient funds will be charged $ 50.00. Entrance fees not paid in full on pay night may be dropped from league.
    3. Any teams forfeiting games will pay the league a fine of $10.00 the first time, and $15.00 for addional offenses. In each instance, umpire fees must also be paid.
    4. Any team not represented at a scheduled league meeting will be fined $50.00.
  2. General Rules:
    1. All ASA slowpitch rules shall prevail when not superceded by league rules. Any dispute concerning the interpretation of the rules herein or ASA rules will be handled by the commissioners.
    2. All softballs used in the regular season games and the playoffs will be suppied by the league. The ball used will be a DUDLEY RED STITCHED 4a-065y.
      1. A The Dudley Thunder Hycon Red stitch shall be used thru-out the entire game. If any other ball is used and is protested to the umpire before the next pitch or before all players leave the playing field it shall be ruled as a dead ball. The batter will be called out and all base runners will return to the base they held before the dead ball rule was called. If the incorrect ball was put into play due to an error made by the umpire/players and is not corrected before a pitch is thrown then the play stands. As soon as the incorrect ball is noticed then it shall be replaced immeditly by the offical league ball.
    3. 1st and 3rd base will be 70ft from the plate. 2nd base will also be 99ft from the back of the plate to the middle of the 2nd base bag. It shall also line up with 1st and 3rd base. The pitchers plate will be 50ft from the plate and shall line up with 2nd base and home plate. The black portion of Home Plate is part of the plate. If a pitch hits the black portion of Home Plate it shall be called a strike.
    4. This base will be used at first base and is being used as a safety base to prevent collisions & injury. The batter/runner must touch the Orange safety portion of the base when there is a play being made at first base. The Batter/Runner may touch either base if there is not a play at first base. The batter/runner touches the inside portion of the base his is out only if appealed by the defensive team. The batter/runner may touch either base if there is not a play being made at first base. The defensive player must make the put out by touching the white portion of the base on all plays to first base. If the home team does not have an official ASA double base then the visiting team may use theirs and by rule the visiting team now becomes the home team for that game.
    5. Any physical or verbal abuse toward any softball official ( umpire, commissioner, etc.) will result in an automatic indefinate suspension. The official will submit a written statement concerning the facts of the incident.
    6. At league meetings, all remarks will be addressed to the person serving as chairman of the meeting. In order to conduct the meeting in a more business-like manner, speakers should stand after being recognized by the chairman.
    7. If team(s) are needed to move either up or down within the leagues, it will be up to the discretion of the commissioners to assign the move.
    8. Winning teams will receive traveling trophies. These trophies will be the responsibility of the recipient. The team may display the trophiess for one year at the sponsors place or may display them at NEATCO’S. They must be returned by the end following regular season , or you will be fined $50.00 and the cost of the trophies.
    9. The winning teams will be responsible for posting the game results By emailing or texting Don Murphy videoproinc@verizon.net 781-983-4810 The results must be posted within 24 hours of the time the game was played. If a team fails to post results on time that team will be fined each failed posting.
    10. No player or spectator will be allowed to drink alcoholic beverage or take illegal and/or recreational drugs before, during or after any PMISL games or practices.
    11. At any point during the season a team has secured a position in the standings that team may or may not be scheduled for make up games so that the regular season game do not interfer with the playoffs.
    12. If at any time there is an excesive amount of rain resulting in a large number of make ups then the regular season will be shortened. If this occurs there will be no refunds of the expenses already paid.
    13. Any team that forfeited out of the league cannot return unless approved by the commissioners. The manager and assistant manager of the forfeited team cannot play in the league until the forfeit fees have been paid.
    14. Until further notice Umpire fees will be $30.00/game per Umpire. If there is only one Umpire than the fee is $46.00/game. $23.00 from each team. 2.15 Managers are required to check with each other and the Umpire to agree on scores after each half inning. Once the managers and umpires agree on the scores and a legal pitch is thrown then the scores are official. At the end of the game the scores becomes official when both teams leave the playing area.
  3. Conduct:
    1. Managers and teams shall abide by all league & ASA rules adopted by the commissioners, or will be suspended & terminated for the membership.
    2. The league commissioner will govern all amendments and rules proposed for the league and make final rulings on all league protests. Any other issue involving the league will be decided by the commissioners, in a manner they deem most appropriate.
    3. Managers will be responsible for initiating sportsmanlike conduct and proper actions among their players so as not to reflect ill will toward their sponsors, organizations, spectators, and the best interest of the league. The case of a player ejected twice in a season will come before the commissioners for further action. An automatic one game suspension, without appeal, immediately follows each ejection unless the ejection was the result of the player being cited for use of an illegal or altered bat. See rule #11.3 regarding penalties toward any player or manager using an illegal or altered bat. This dictum is one imposed by the manager using an illegal or altered bat. This dictum is one imposed by the North Shore ASA Umpires Association with the full support of the league commissioners. A player must leave the park if ordered by the umpire. Suspended player shall not participate in any manner with league activities and shall not be in the the boundaries of the parks as defined below. Suspensions will carry over to the following season.

      THE BOUNDARIES OF THE PARKS ARE DEFINED AS FOLLOWS: MARRS: An ejected player must be on the sidewalk to be officially considered out of the park.

      O’CONNOR A : An ejected player must be in the street beyond the parking lot or in the school parking lot to be officially considered out of the park.

      ROSS : An ejected player must be in the playground area of the parking lot to be considered officially out of the park.

      RADDEN ROAD PARK – An ejected player must be in the playground area or in the street area know as Radden Rd. to be considered out of the park

    4. Players will be ejected for the following reasons. (If a team drops below the required limit than that team forfeits the game) See Rule 8 A) Urinating around the field at Marrs Pk B) Swearing & unbecoming behavior (towards opponents, umpires as well as fans) NOTE: Any player ejected for any reason will receive a 3 game suspension.
    5. Players should drive under the posted speed limit when arriving or leaving the parks, since there are children playing around and near the park area. No liquor is allowed in the parks.

      NOTE: There will be fines & forfeits implemented for the following reasons. Not cleaning up benches & fields after your games we will have an inspection squad monitoring the fields with the amount of teams on the waiting list we will start kicking teams out of the league. The game balls are to be placed in the lock box for future needs when game balls are lost The umpires are to meet with coaches & go over the ground rules before every and they will count the number of batters each team uses before the game starts. The umpires are to be respected & only the coaches are to speak to them & they have the right to throw out players that do not conform to our rules

  4. Uniforms and Eligibility:
    1. As of 2017, there will be NO uniform waiver given and teams will be allowed to combine pants & shorts (coaches shorts / above the knee).

      Uniform requirements:

      • All exact same jersey (not previous years almost the same jersey…)
      • All exact same color shorts (coaches/above knee) and/or pants
      • Approved example: Gray pants with blue stripe & gray shorts with blue stripe (exact matching style)
      • Approved example: Gray pants with blue stripe & matching color gray shorts with no stripe (primary base color to match)
      • Not approved example: Gray pants with blue stripe & gray pants and/or shorts with green stripe
      • Not approved example: Gray pants with thick blue stripe & gray pants with thin blue stripe & gray shorts with medium blue stripe
      • Hats to be of the baseball/softball style
      • No undergarment, socks or belt rule

      Each team must bring a sample (actual or photos) of their entire team uniform to a winter meeting for approval by commissioners. All teams must have required uniforms by the first game of the season. Team(s) not in approved uniforms will forfeit (and pay both umpires) for each game until in approved uniforms. No player(s) will be allowed to participate in games without these minimum requirements (with the exception of pool players). Umpires must not allow any player(s) to participate in a game if the player(s) are not conforming to the uniform rules. Managers must report uniform violation to their opponent & the umpires immediately upon observing the violation. Games against improperly uniformed teams are not to be played even if the managers have agreed that the results will not be counted in the standings. After two forfeits (for any reason) the team manager(s) will appear before the commissioners. NOTE: Any questions regarding uniform requirements should be brought to the commissioners.

    2. Upon complaint from a managers, a player who does not return a team uniform from the preceding year will be barred from participating in the league until there has been a satisfactory decision arrived by the manager, the player, and the league commissioner.
    3. Only approved softball type cleats shall be worn at PMISL games and practices. Metal spikes, track shoes or football shoes are not to be worn by any players under any circumstances.
    4. In order for a person to play in the Peabody Mens softball league or playoff games his correct name, address and phone number must appear on the PMISL team roster of which he is playing with before deadline dates. If a player(s) plays in a game(s) and is not on the teams roster then all games he played in will be forfeited. Once the first pitch is thrown then the non-roster player is an illegal player and the game is a forfeit. All managers will review all rosters at a special meeting called by the commissioners prior to the start of the season. Each manager will submit a roster to the commissioners on the roster night. It will consist of not more than 20 names with address and telephone numbers. Failure to do this will result in forfeiting all games played thereafter. (5) players can be added at any time during the season up until August 1st. Once the rosters have been submitted and reviewed player names can not be removed from the original roster. New names must be submitted to Don Murphy within 24 hours of playing a game. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit of the game. Players will not be allowed to change teams at any point in the season. If a player’s name appears on more than one roster, the team he plays his first game with is the team he is assigned to and cannot play for any other team in any Divisions. Under no circumstances will a player be allowed to play for more than one team in any Division. If a player is proven to have played for more than one team in any of the Divisions he and possibily both team managers will be suspended from the league for an indefinite period of time. Any protest on players added to roster before August 1st should be brought to the commissioners attention A.S.A.P. Each team may have two non – resident players on their roster. All of the out – of – town residents whose name appeared legitimately on season end 2016 league roster will be allowed to continue to participate. However, once their name fails to appear on a roster, they are no longer “grandfathered” and lose their “eligibility” status. Any team playing with an illegal player will forfeit all games played in Peabody Mens League in which that player participated. Managers are responsible for insuring compliance with this dictum. The commissioners have decided that the following penalty is appropriate.

      Penalty for first offense: Suspension from participating in any Peabody Softball League as a manager, coach, player or any other capacity which would allow/require you to be present in the bench area of any league team with whom you are or will be associated for an indefinite period of time. A suspension would bar perticipating in Peabody Softball League meetings and/or your name can not appear on a league roster in any capacity. Subsequent offenses, if ever, would be dealt with harshly.

  5. Forfeits
    Any teams forfeiting games will pay the league a fine of $10.00 the first time, and $15.00 for subsequent offenses. In each instance, both umpire fees must also be paid. All forfeit fines must be paid before the team plays its next game. When a team has forfeited two games, the manager will appear before the league commissioners. If fines are not paid immediately, in full, then that team will be suspended from the league for the remainder of season. If suspended, the team and its managers will not be allowed to particapate in any Peabody Mens Softball League games. For the rest of the season their opponents will receive a win. This rule applies only when a team forfeits a game because of an insufficient number of players and not a voluntary forfeit approved by the commissioners. Any time a team has any type of forfeit against another team then that forfeit will count against them in case of a tie breaker for a positional slot in the playoff standings from places 1 thru 7. e.g. Team A and team B tie for 3rd & 4th place. Team B had a forfeit against any team during the year. Team A wins 3rd place and team B wins 4th place. If both teams had a forfeit then another tie breaker will happen. If team B had more forfeits then team A then team A would win 3rd place.
  6. Protests:
    1. Protests will be made at exact time of play and submitted to league commissioners in writing by email or text within 48 hours. No protests will be honored if made after the first pitch following the point of rule infraction.
    2. Protests in playoffs to be made to a commissioner by 11 PM of the same day with a follow up email to any commissioner by noon the next day.
  7. Game Times and Cancellations:
    1. Starting time for each regular season game will be 6:30, 7:45 and 9:00. First game will start no later than 15 minutes from start time, second and third games will have no grace period. Games will start with a minimum of nine players at game time and only one player can be added to the lineup after the game starts. Games will be forfeited if a minimum of nine players are not at the bench area by game times.
    2. Given the proximity of Marrs Park to a residential neighborhood, no new inning should be started after 10:15PM. Lights should be turned off by 10:30 PM.
    3. umpires name. NOTE: RAINOUT NUMBER AFTER 5:00PM 978-977-2591
    4. Canceled games will be rescheduled by the commissioners. Sufficient time, normally 24 hours, will be given in regard to make-up games.These games will be scheduled at any time including Friday and Sunday, and at the end of the regular season play. No game may be rescheduled without authorization of league commissioners
    5. During regular season play any game that has completed 4 1/2 innings is a completed game. The only exceptions are 1) Playoff games 2) If the fields lights go off. Incompleted Play-off games, Incompleted games when the lights off and incompleted non playoff games less than 4 ½ completed innings will be be rescheduled from the point when the game got called off. Players, base runners, batting order and score mast be the same on the incompleted rescheduled game. Players can be substituted in the lineup but the substituted player cannot re-enter the game.
  8. Legal Game/Ejections:
    1. A game can be started with a minimum of 9 players and finish with 10, unless the 10th player has been ejected and there in no eligible replacement left on the bench. The result will be a forfeit. If a team starts with 12 or 11 players and if one or two player(s) is ejected and there is no eligible replacement player(s) on the bench the game can continue with an out(s) in the line-up for the ejected player(s). Once a team goes below the required number of players, in this scenario is 10 players, and an ejection occurs that teams forfeits the game.
    2. Only managers, or team captains (in the absense on the managers) shall be allowed to consult umpires on disputed plays. Players will be told to return to their positions, or bench, or will be ejected from the game. The captain must be identified before the game begins. Only roster players, managers and their alternates, if different, will be allowed to appear on the field between benches.
    3. Twelve Run Rule: If at the completion of 5 innings, the visiting team is ahead by 12 or more runs ( 4 1/2 innings if home team ) the game is officially over. If subsequently, either team goes ahead by 12 runs, the game is instantly over, no matter which team is batting. This rule will apply to playoff games.
    4. There is a 6 home run limit. per team, per game, for all divisions. The ball must go out of the park on or over the fence in fair territory and be untouched by a defensive player. Any other batted ball that leaves the park to which the umpire awards 4 bases will not be considered a home run for the purpose of this rule. Any ball hit out of the park after the 6th home run limit has been reached will be ruled an out.
    5. Legal Pitch – The ball must be delivered with a percepticle arc and reach a hight of at least 6ft from the ground, while not exceeding 12ft from the ground 8.6 Extra innings – ASA Internalional rule. The last out from the previous inning will be place on 2nd base at the start of each and every extra inning during regular season games. The international rule will not be used in the playoffs
  9. Courtesy Runners:
    1. Courtesy runners are not allowed in playoff games. They may be used during regular season games only with the consent and permission of the manager of the defensive team. The courtesy runner must be the player that made the batted last out. If the last batted out courtesy runner is already on base, as a courtesy runner, or he cannot run then the next to last batted out will be used as a courtesy runner, and so on. If this scenario is not followed than the courtesy runner will be called out as soon as he touches the base. Also refer to rule 6.1.
  10. Extra Hitter:
    1. The extra hitter example: Bat 12 play 10. The extra hitter(s) must be identified at the start of the game. Not mandatory that any team use the extra hitter, if not in the starting lineup, however, one or both can not be inserted later. The extra hitter(s) must remain in the same position in the batting order. The extra hitter(s) may be substituted for at any time by a player who has not been in the game. The extra hitter replaced by a substitute may not return to the game. The extra hitter(s) may be maneuvered in and out of the game for any defensive player, while the player whom the extra hitter replaces can remain in the batting order if the manager chooses this option. A game must be completed with a minimum of 9 players once the batting position in the order has been eliminated, the player may not re-enter the game and his spot in the order will be skipped over to the next player. This may occur at any time during the ballgame. All players must be in the bench area to be officially listed in the batting order.

      ***The right to drop players does not apply to ejected players.
      *** ASA re-entry rule does not apply to Peabody Mens Softball League.

  11. Bats:
    1. The offical league bats will be aluminum or steel and shall be of such, found on ASA offical bat list. Composite bats shall not be used. Bats without the offical ASA emblem but are included on the PMISL bat list may be used. Approved PMISL bats: http://www.teamusa.org/usa-softball/play-usa- softball/certified-usa-softball-equipment – we are an aluminum bat league – your bat must be on the current approved bat list for aluminum- there are single wall (Sw) & multi-wall (Mw) aluminum bats – you can search by all or by type – the symbol is on the left under ‘type’.
    2. A batter enters the batters box with an illegal bat or is discovered having used an illegal bat and the infraction is detected before the next legal or illegal pitch the batter is out, it’s a dead ball, runners return to their bases and the batter is ejected from the game. If a player is using an altered bat both the player and bat will be ejected from the game. If there is no substitutes for the ejected player (meaning a player that has not entered the game) and the number of players goes below Ten (10) players than that teams forfeits the game. If the game is not a forfeit and there is not a substitute for the ejected player then there is an automatic out in the batting line-up for the ejected player. The ejected player will be suspended for an indefinite period of time. The suspensions will carry over to the next softball season. If a team is discovered using an illegal bat a second time then the player using the bat and the manager will be suspended an indefinite period of time. Suspensions will carry over to the next softball season.
    3. Any player using a altered bat will be suspended from the Peabody Mens Intracity Softball League for an indefinite period of time. Any player involved in supplying an altered or an illegal bat will be suspended from the Peabody Mens Intracity League indefinitely. Any player suspected of using an illegal or altered bat and is unwilling to surrender the bat to the umpire or league official will be suspended from the Peabody Mens Intracity League for one year.
    4. Ejection Penality: Minor Ejection – one game. Normal Ejection – 3 games Major Ejection with umpire imput – indinfite suspension – until a hearing can be scheduled for further investigation
  12. Light Duty:
    1. Light duty will be a two week period. At the end of two weeks the key will be handed over to the next assigned manager. The newly assigned manager will have light duty for two weeks including the night they received the key. NOTE: Light duty will include Friday night make up games.
    2. Any team not fufilling their light duties as required will be subject to an immediate $100.00 fine that will be due before the team is allowed to play their next game. Failure to comply with this will result in the forfeiture of their next game as well as succeeding games until the fine is paid. The lights must be turned on and off as directed in the rules. Gates and boxes at Ward 2 & Marrs Pk must be locked at all times to insure safety. A $50.00 fine for not returning or losing the keys. Fines will be imposed if these responsiblities have not been completed 24 hours after the game was played.
  13. Playoffs:
    1. All teams make the first round of the playoffs. If there are 9 teams in a division there will be one game playoff to determine the 8th spot if there are 10 teams a round robin will be played to determine the 8th playoff spot. If there is a tie for a positonal playoff spot (except for 8th place) the team with the best head to head record will receive the best playoff spot. The other team will take the the next spot below. If head to head is still tied then a one game playoff will determine the position. The forfeit rule will come into play See Rule 5.1 In any of the above scenarios if two managers agree they will have the option to flip a coin for the choice of the positional spot
    2. Playoff will be scheduled on the same nights as league play. In order to finish playoffs on the time permitted, teams will play doubleheaders. The playoff scheduled will be revised if there are 2 or more days of rainouts or other disruptions. Teams will continue the revised schedule on Monday through Thursday. At any point in the playoffs when there is only one game per night to be played it shall be played at Ross Park at 7:00pm unless otherwised scheduled by the commissioner or if there is a problem with field conditions.
  14. Pool Players:
    1. A Pool Player has no minimum uniform requirements except for the official Pool Player shirt and must not have steel cleats. A pool player cannot be substituted during a game untill the 6th inning unless he chooses to leave game. A pool player may also play in the playoffs but if he has been officially added to a roster he can only play for the team that added him. A Pool player may be added to a team at any time during the season. Once a Pool Player is added to a team the manager must notify the commissioners. If a Pool Player is added to a roster he must then follow the league uniform rule. The Pool Player himself is responsible for notifying the commissioners of his being contacted to play. There are no restrictions on how many Pool Player a team can use during any given game.

O’CONOR PARK (WARD II) – 11 Homes St.

Imaginary lines from the end of the fence, which runs parallel to the base lines to the end of the last pole on the 3rd base, foul fence.  At the end of that fence straight back to the swamp edge.  Player fielding a ball in that area may throw over the out of play area.  From the end of the 1st base foul fence an imaginary line straight out to right field foul pole. 

Batted fair balls rolling under, outside, through, or bouncing over the fence will result in the batter being awarded two bases.  This applies even though a defensive player might have previously touched the ball unless in the Umpire’s judgment the fielder deliberately intended for the ball to go into an out-of-play area.

When a battered ball becomes lodged in, on, or under the fence, a fielder should not touch it.  He should immediately raise his hand to signal the Umpire.  The umpire will then confirm the situation.  The batter will be awarded two bases.  If the ball is touched at any time by a player in any of the foregoing circumstances outline in this paragraph, the ball shall remain in play.

The umpire shall determine whether a “fair” batted ball passed through or over an opening in the fence.  If through, two bases, if over, home run.

MARRS PARK  – 100 Clement St.

Imaginary lines are from backstop to first pole then across to second pole.  Imaginary line from second pole straight back from the playing field to the fences surrounding the ball park.  Everything past those poles is in play except any ball hitting the trees or bushes in the left field or right field foul area on the fly is a dead ball.  The ball my be thrown over an out of play area.  Players may not go through the out of play areas to field a ball.  Balls that have been ruled in – play and subsequently, assuming continuous action, touch the ground in an out of play area or that are carried by a defensive player into or through an out of play area will be ruled out of play.

The outfield fence is considered to extend into foul territory.  No ball may be fielded in foul territory which is beyond this imaginary fence line.  Batted fair balls rolling under, outside, through, or bouncing over the fence will result in the batter being awarded two bases.  This applies even though the ball might have previously been touched by a defensive player unless in the Umpire’s judgment the fielder deliberately intended for the ball to go into an out – of – play area.

When a batted ball becomes lodged in, on, or under the fence, a fielder should not touch it.  He should immediately raise his hand to signal the Umpire.  The Umpire will then confirm the situation.  The batter will be awarded two bases.  If the ball is touched at any time by a player in any of the foregoing circumstances outlined in this paragraph, the ball shall remain in play.

Whether a “fair” batted ball passed through or over an opening in the fence shall be determined by the Umpire.  If through, two bases; if over, home run.

Ross Park (CY Tenney) 34 Johnson St.

Imaginary line from end of backstop to concrete footings on nearest light pole; from there to next light pole (past first and third bases, respectively). Imaginary line from these second light poles straight back from the playing field to the beginning of the “Hot -Top Bike Path”. Anything past that point is in play up to the beginning of the “Hot-Top Bike Path”.  

RADDEN ROAD

Imaginary line at the end of the fence which runs parallel to the 1st base line continuing on a straight line past the right field home run fence for overthrows only. Fly balls can be caught for outs anywhere on the open field on the 1st  and 3rd base sides.

Imaginary line at the end of the fence which runs parallel to the 3rd base line directly back to the trees. If the ball hit the trees it will be ruled as a dead ball. If a player catches the ball before he comes in contact with the trees but his momentum allows him to come in contact with the trees or he steps out of bounds than it becomes a dead ball the batter is out and runners advance one base.

If a ball get stuck or goes under the fence the batter will be awarded 3 bases.

Ross Pk(Cy Tenney) and Radden Rd

Players may not go through the out-of-play areas to field a ball. The ball may not be thrown over an out of play area. Balls that have been ruled in play and subsequently, assuming continuous action, touch the ground in an out of play area or that are carried by a defensive player into or through an out of play area will  be ruled out of play. Batted foul balls which strike leaves, trees, or other objects other than a player or his equipment before hitting the ground in the “in play” area will be ruled “dead”.

The outfield “in Play” area will be within the fence. The fence shall be considered as extending straight out over the foul line to the high grass and/or wooded areas. Batted balls going over the fence in fair territory will be home runs. All outfield light poles are beyond the playing area. Batted fair balls that bounce over go through, under or beside the fence will result in batter being awarded two bases. This applies even though the ball might have previously been touched by a defensive player unless in the Umpire’s judgment the fielder deliberately intended for the ball to go into an out-of-play area.

When a batted ball becomes lodged in, on or under the fence, a fielder should not touch it. He should immediately raise his hand to signal the Umpire. The Umpire will then confirm the situation. The batter will be awarded two bases. If the ball is touched at any time by a player in any of the foregoing circumstances outlined in this paragraph, the ball shall remain in play.

Whether a “fair” batted ball passed through or over an opening in the fence shall be determined by the Umpire.

UMPIRES IN CONSULTATION WITH TEAM MANAGERS MAY ADOPT ANY ADDITIONAL RULES  THAT THEY MUTUALLY DEEM NECESSARY IN VIEW OF EXISTING CONDITIONS. E.G. sections of the outfield being flooded. Running out of league approved softballs.