2018 Mid-Nebraska Legion Baseball Rules
East Division- Kearney LC, PWG, Central City, Kearney County, St. Paul, Aurora,
West Division- Gothenburg, Holdrege, Ogallala, Cozad, McCook, Imperial, and
League Website- https://midnebraskaleague.webs.com/home.htm
Rule 1: All games will be played in accordance with the National
American Legion Baseball Rules. Rain out games will be made up from the
point the game was called, unless at least 4 and ½ innings are complete for
home team or 5 innings for away team.
Rule 2: League President will select a non-biased person to act
upon any protest that might occur.
Rule 3: A $100 league entry fee for seniors and a $50 fee for
juniors will be sent to the league secretary/treasurer by midnight May 31st. An additional $50 will be added for late entry. A
$50 initiation fee will be collected from all first year members. Fees
will be used for presidents, website coordinator, and secretary/treasurer?s
salary (combined total of $600 per year), trophies, postage, stationary,
All-Star t-shirts and meal, and any expenses incurred in operating the league.
Rule 4: The league will be split into two divisions: East and West.
Rule 5: Each team will set their own starting times for home games
and their own admission charge. Two coaches from the Juniors and Seniors
teams will receive Family Passes good for all Mid-Nebraska League Games.
Rule 6: Rain out games will be rescheduled. Teams need to try
to make an honest effort to make up the game.
Rule 7: If a team forfeits a game for inexcusable reasons, then
that team will be fined $50.00 payable to the league and also put on a 1 year
probation. The League President has the authority to determine if the
team has reasonable cause.
Rule 8: In doubleheaders the visiting team will be home for
the first game. The home team will be home for the second game.
Rule 9: The 8 run rule after 4 ½ innings will apply in all league
Rule 10: A 2 hour and 15 minute time limit will be placed on all junior
league games. No game shall end in a tie. No new inning will start
2 hours 15 minutes after the first pitch unless the score is tied. Senior
games will play to the finish.
Rule 11: All League games must have either 2 Certified Umpires or 1
Certified & 1 Registered Umpire for all League Games. If this is not
followed in the game, it will be considered a forfeit for the home team.
Any dispute must be reported to the League President within 48 hours of the
game in question.
Rule 12: An East vs. West playoff game will be played by both Junior
and senior division winners to determine the league champions. Gate
receipts will be split 50/50 after expenses. Expenses include payment of
umpires and cost of baseballs used. No season passes may be used for
admission to League Championship games except for the coaches family passes.
Rule 13: The Senior playoff game will be hosted by the West Division
on even numbered years. The East division will host on odd numbered
years. The junior playoff game will be played opposite the senior
Rule 14: The host team will be home for all league playoff games.
Rule 15: Trophies will be provided for the division champion and
overall champions will receive medals and trophies.
Rule 16: Teams need to notify league president if they are unable to
attend the league meeting. Failing to do so will result in those teams
being placed on a one year probation and fined $50.
Rule 17: Courtesy Runners and Re-Entry are only allowed if 2018
Nebraska Legion rules allow it.
Rule 18: A designated hitter may be used for the pitcher only.
Rule 19: Pitchers will have a daily maximum
of 105 pitches per day, down from 120.
Required rest will
be as follows:
1-30 pitches: 0 days
31-45 pitches: 1 day
46-60 pitches: 2 days
61-80 pitches: 3 days
81+ pitches: 4 days
Pitchers may only
make two appearances in any three consecutive days. Players will be charged
with two appearances if they leave the pitching position and return as a
pitcher in the same game.
Legion Baseball will also follow the no-pitch intentional walk rule adopted by
Rule 21: If a game is protested, a fee of $15 must accompany the
protest when sent to the league treasurer. If the protest is not allowed,
the fee will be deposited in the league account. If the protest is
allowed, the fee will be returned. No protest will be considered upon
umpires? judgment. The league president must be informed of the protest
within 24 hours of the game.
Rule 22: Teams within the same division will play on a home-and-home
basis. Teams must play 80% of their scheduled divisional games to be in
contention for the league championship. Games played again non-divisional
teams will not count for or against league record. Teams should make
every effort to play a full league schedule.
Rule 23: There is a cap of no more than 20 teams to be in the
Rule 24: Tie breaker rules:
a. Winner of last league game played head to head
a. Least runs allowed in league games between those tied
runs allowed in all league games within the division
c. Coin flip
All-Star Game Rules
Rule 1: Each Senior division team will have 20 players. A
minimum of two players and a maximum of four players from each team will be
selected. Coaches will nominate from 1-4 players from their squad and the
All-Star Coaches will select team off the nominations.
Rule 2: There will be 3 coaches for each All-Star team,
representing 3 teams.
coaches- East---Head Coach Shelton/Gib and assisted by Kearney & Aurora
coaches-West---Head Coach McCook and assisted by Holdrege & Broken Bow.
Rule 3: If the All-Star game is rained out each senior team will
pay $20 by the end of the July to help cover the cost of the All-Star shirts.
Rule 4: The league will pay for the shirts for all
participants. The Host will pay for umpires and food for players and will
receive the gate.
Rule 5: A pitcher may not exceed 6 outs in the game.