Welcome to the Home Page of the Babe Ruth League, Inc. Middle Atlantic Region. This page is designed to give information on various Tournaments and News from the Middle Atlantic Region.
Delaware, Maryland, Southern New Jersey, Northern New Jersey, Eastern New York, Metro New York, Western New York, and Pennsylvania make up the Middle Atlantic Region of Babe Ruth Baseball.
Babe Ruth League, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to developing better citizens by providing properly supervised baseball and softball competition for players ages 5-18. Established in 1951, there are now over 8,600 leagues and 52,000 teams representing almost one million players in the United States and Canada. Babe Ruth League has a total of over 1.9 million volunteers. It is the fundamental belief of Babe Ruth League, Inc. that every child with a desire to play baseball or softball be afforded that opportunity.
2017 Rule Changes
Babe Ruth League, Inc.
Latest Rule Changes for 2017
The International Board of Directors has approved the following rule changes beginning with the 2017 season. These changes will be reflected in the 2017 Babe Ruth League, Inc. Rules and Regulations.
- Cal Ripken Baseball; Babe Ruth Baseball; Babe Ruth Softball - CHROME BATTING HELMETS; CHROME CATCHER’S MASK/HELMET - Chrome batting helmets; Chrome Catcher's Mask/Helmet are not permitted in Cal Ripken Baseball, Babe Ruth Baseball and Babe Ruth Softball for local league and tournament play. The batting helmet; catcher's mask/helmet shall not have a chrome or mirror-like surface. The chrome or mirror-like surface is illegal due to its distracting nature which may be dangerous to other players.
CALIRIFCATIONS TO EXISTING CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL; BABE RUTH BASEBALL AND BABE RUTH SOFTBALL RULES AND REGULATIONS
- Cal Ripken Baseball; Babe Ruth Baseball; Babe Ruth Softball - Rule 0.01 – Requirement for Charter – Paragraph 6 – For Leagues that use a Third Party Insurance Provider (not Babe Ruth/K&K Insurance) for your League’s Liability Insurance - You must have a minimum of $1,000,000 per occurrence limit of liability insurance coverage.
- Your league should be named insured or referenced in the description of operations to show they are covered.
- The certificate should show evidence there is coverage under the General Liability for claims of negligence brought by athletic participants against the insured league. This can be reflected in a variety of ways. Please use one of the following three acceptable methods to reflect this:
- A Legal Liability to Participant limit of $1,000,000 shown on the certificate.
- Under the Type of Insurance General Liability sections putting “Athletic Participants” with an “X” indicating coverage next to it.
- A Statement in the Description of Operations box that claims brought by athletic participants are covered or not excluded.
- “Babe Ruth League, Inc.” must be named as additional insured. Also required is the wording “The Certificate Holder is an additional insured with respect to the operations of the named insured. Our new address is: 1670 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton, New Jersey 08619.
For a sample certificate with the suggested, contact your Headquarters Service Representative. The certificate can be emailed to our office, faxed to 609-695-2505 or sent via email.
- Cal Ripken Baseball; Babe Ruth Baseball; Babe Ruth SoftballRule 0.04 – Paragraph 3 - A team roster and league schedule shall be filed with the SI-Play system for Babe Ruth League, Inc.
- Babe Ruth Softball Team Composition - Beginning with the 2017 season, an official softball team roster (local league and tournament play) may consist of one (1) manager and three (3) coaches. This rule change increases the number of coaches permitted from two (2) to three (3).
- Babe Ruth Softball, Rule 11.06 –Note- The eligibility of teams to compete, seeding and format are under the jurisdiction of the District, State, and Regional Commissioners and the National Commissioner.
- Babe Ruth Softball, Rule 1.11 (h) - Uniforms for team managers and coaches – The team manager and coaches will be required to wear identical uniforms consisting of the following: (1) a shirt in the same colors as the team’s uniform, (2) dress shorts or pants of the same style and in the same colors as the team’s uniform, and (3) athletic footwear including running shoes, sneakers, cleats and excluding open toed footwear.
- Babe Ruth Softball, Rule 11.06 –Note - The eligibility of teams to compete, seeding and format are under the jurisdiction of the District, State, and Regional Commissioners and the National Commissioner.