Official Baseball Rules (not NCAA or High School)
by Jim Booth
The Official Rules of Baseball are used by Little League, PONY,
Babe Ruth League and Cal Ripken League as well as American Legion and others.
The purpose of this page is to provide
answers and explanations to questions regarding BASEBALL
and make a rules training video and training manual available for purchase.
The book is an excellent umpire manual for baseball umpires
Baseball Rules in Plain English (Book & Video)
Third Edition current with 2011 Official Rules
Click here FAQ's for Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
The entire Professional rule book is on-line at: Major League Baseball® Rules
Little League Baseball, Inc. http://www.littleleague.org
Last Updated: March 21, 2017
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I am a former District Officer of California District 3, Little League Baseball, Inc.® However, this page is in no way affiliated with, registered with or approved by Little League Baseball, Inc.® Williamsport PA. Any interpretations or information provided here are that of Jim Booth.
That being stated. I have 27 years experience as a baseball and softball umpire. I have attended two professional training camps and both, the weekend rules camp, and week long umpire training school, at Western Region Headquarters, Little League Baseball, Inc.®
I am a certified Little League® umpire and former Chief Umpire for California District 3. I study the rules year-round and I have an extensive library of books and materials on umpiring. It is my policy to only publish answers or interpretations that I have verified and proven to be correct. If I publish an interpretation that is my opinion only, I will state that fact.