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PITCH COUNTS AND REST PERIODS
Dizzy Dean Baseball has adopted the USA Baseball pitch
counts and rest periods for the upcoming season.
These pitch counts and rest periods are mandatory and
must be strictly followed during seasonal play and
during district, state, and world series play.
Each league must designate the scorekeeper or another
game official as the official pitch count recorder. In
league play it is recommended that the team bookkeepers
maintain the pitch count and sync the pitch count at the
end of every inning. In tournament play it is
recommended that the bookkeepers sync with the
scorekeeper at the end of every inning and when a
pitching change is made. The pitch count recorder must
provide the current pitch count for any pitcher when
requested by either manager or by any umpire. However,
the manager is responsible for knowing when his/her
pitcher must be removed. The official pitch count
recorder should inform the umpire in chief when a
pitcher has delivered his/hers maximum limit of pitches
for the game. The umpire in chief will inform the
pitchers manager that the pitcher must be removed.
However, the failure by the pitch count recorder to
notify the umpire in chief and/or the failure of the
umpire in chief to notify the manager does not relieve
the manager of his/her responsibility to remove the
pitcher when that pitcher is no longer eligible.
rule 6:04Violation of any section of this regulation can
result in protest of the game in which it occurs.
Click Here For Pitch Count Table
FUTURE OF BATS
Changes in bat standards effective 2018
Dizzy Dean Baseball, Inc. has endorsed and supports each
States laws relating to Concussion training and
education in youth sports. In addition to the
“Official” wording (below), a link has been placed on
the Dizzy Dean National Website (left hand column of
every web page) taking you to the Sadler Insurance Risk
Management web page. There, you will be able to find
the law, as it is written, for your state, find
information for concussion training and find information
in setting up a concussion management system for your
CONCUSSION RISK MANAGEMENT
Dizzy Dean Baseball, Inc. strongly recommends that all
teams/leagues adopt and implement a concussion risk
management program that keys in on training and
education for staff, parents, and players in the areas
of understanding concussions and their impact on health;
recognizing concussion signs and symptoms; removal from
play; and return to play protocol. Such a program
normally includes web video training for staff and the
distribution of an information sheet each season to all
staff, parents, and players.