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Approved Rule Changes Effective 2019

At its annual fall meeting in November 2018, the Little League® International Board of Directors approved new updates to the Little League Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies that will take effect starting in the 2019 season. You will find a list below of the Rules and Regulations that have been changed.  The rules and regulations, including a summary of each and where it is located in the Little League Rulebooks can be found here .


Regulation I(c)(9) – The League [Baseball, Softball, Challenger]

Regulation VI(a), (c) NOTE, (k); 4.12; and Tournament Rule 4 – Pitching Thresholds [Baseball, Challenger]

Playing Rules

Rule 1.10 - Approved Bat [Baseball]

Rule 2.00 – Dead Ball Territory [Baseball, Softball, Challenger]

Rule 3.11 – Double Headers [Baseball, Softball, Challenger]

Rule 8.01 (g) AR – The Pitcher [Softball]

Rule 8.02(a)(1) – The Pitcher [Baseball, Softball]

Rule 8.06 AR – The Pitcher [Baseball, Softball]

Tournament Rules and Guidelines

Managers and Coaches [Baseball, Softball]

Schedules [Baseball, Softball]

Tournament Rule 14 – Tie Breaker [Baseball, Softball]


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