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Feb, 2020

Rules Changes for 2020

Rule Changes and Clarifications

Little League® Significant Rule and Regulation Updates for 2020

Below, outlined in red, are the significant rule and regulation updates to the 2020 Little League® Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies. These significant updates, as well as all other updates to the 2020 rulebook can also be found in the new Little League Rulebook App, available for download on both the Apple and Google Play App stores. More information, including how to download the app, can be found at LittleLeague.org/RulebookApp.

Playing Rules

Synopsis: Provides guidance to umpires on how to administer and rule regarding the stealing and relaying of signs.

Rule: Each umpire has authority to disqualify any player, coach, manager, or substitute for objecting to decisions or for unsportsmanlike conduct or language and to eject such disqualified person from the playing field. If an umpire disqualifies a player while a play is in progress, the disqualification shall not take effect until no further action is possible in that play.

NOTE: The local league has the option to adopt this rule application. The stealing and relaying of signs to alert the batter of pitch selection and/or location is unsportsmanlike behavior. If, in the judgment of the umpire this behavior is occurring, the team manager and those responsible including any player(s) and/or coach(es) shall be warned after the first offense. Those responsible including any player(s), coach(es), and/or manager shall be ejected from the game for a team’s subsequent offense.

Tournament Rules and Guidelines

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NJ District 2 Little League

District 2 Administrator Mike Phillips 
 New Jersey  

Phone: 973-418-9218
Email: [email protected]

NJ District 2 Little League

District 2 Administrator Mike Phillips 
 New Jersey  

Phone: 973-418-9218
Email: [email protected]
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