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Sept. 9, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: You Make The Call

stick8 ... As you wrote the hypothetical, the answer is NO ... See last sentence of the rule below ...

§8.2 • BATTER BECOMES A BATTER-RUNNER (Page 42)
B. When four pitched balls have been called by the umpire. The batter-runner is awarded one base without liability to be put out. EFFECT: The ball is dead and runners may not advance unless forced. If the pitcher desires to intentionally walk a batter, he may do so by notifying the plate umpire who shall award the batter first base. If two batters are to be walked intentionally, the second intentional walk may not be administered until the first batter reaches first base. NOTE: If the umpire mistakenly allows two walks at one time and the first batter fails to touch first base, no appeal will be honored on the first batter, because an intentional walk constitutes a pitch to the succeeding batter that nullifies any appeal.

If the appeal is made BEFORE the second batter to be walked gets in the box and then is sent to 1st base, the answer is yes ... It's all about timing B94 ...


Sept. 9, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas - Session 1

JohnT ... Excess HR's for AA teams have always been DBO's, and for AAA teams have been DBO's for several years ... The most recent HR rule change just extended DBO's to Major and Major+ ... Interestingly, the 40-Masters Division has played absolute HR maximums with DBO's thereafter, without a single complaint, since the inception of the 40-Masters program around 15 years ago ...
Sept. 9, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: You Make The Call

YES • This is not a force play, since the runner is no longer required to advance to 2nd base when the line drive was caught ... It's a common misconception that a runner put out by a tag on the way back to a base, or having the throw beat him back to the bag (Live Ball Appeal) for the out, is a force out ... It is not, therefore the run being scored or not is a timing play with respect to the moment he crossed the scoring line as compared to the moment when the base runner was retired ...
Sept. 9, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Major Plus

This initial post is rather dated, but for grayhitter59: cutty is simply a player with Major+ team experience history, which determines his eligibility for playing on lower rated teams ... We do not rate players, only teams ... The restrictions are in place for competitive reasons and to protect the lower rated divisions ...
Sept. 8, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas - Session 1

Capt Kirk: The real statistical anomaly this year is that three of the eight teams entered (37.5%) in the 50-AA Division are from Texas ...
Sept. 7, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: ozzie canseco looking. to play with Florida or Georgia team in las Vegas

Thanks Sparky.1 ... He is also eligible to play 50-Major+ if he chooses, as one of the two out-of-region exemptions a Major+ team is allowed if they are based East of the Mississippi River ...
Sept. 5, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 • Preliminary Team Lists

SESSION #2 (Men's 65+ thru 85+) • The link below is to the Preliminary Participating Teams List as of 11:00 AM, Friday, September 5th for SESSION #2 of the 2014 LVSSA/SSUSA World Masters Championships in Las Vegas, presented by age group and by division ... The entry deadline is FIRM at the close of business on Monday, September 8th at 5:00 PM PDT ...

If your team is planning on attending and is NOT on this list, please contact the SSUSA Home Office at (916) 326.5303 IMMEDIATELY ... The DRAFT Schedule preparation process will commence right after the deadline and teams that are not officially entered by then will not be included in the schedules ...

Participating Teams: SESSION #2


Sept. 5, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas - Session 1

There is a 12-member Ratings Advisory Board that provides input to the National Ratings Committee for each rating cycle ... That Board is comprised of Managers and Tournament Directors from all regions of the country, including one from Texas ... The structure is already exactly as you proposed ...
Sept. 4, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WMC schedules

We will be posting the Preliminary Participating Teams lists on the day before (or the day of for Session #2 on Monday) the entry deadline for each session ... The Session #1 list was published today (Thursday) so that teams can make sure they meet that deadline at the close of business on Friday, September 5th ...

The three respective deadlines are firm (meaning the entry invoice, entry fee payment and roster items are complete), so that schedule theory layout, any required changes to TENTATIVE Field Assignments and other administrative items can be handled over the weekend simultaneous with the commencement of schedule construction ...


Sept. 4, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 • Preliminary Team Lists

SESSION #1 (ALL Men's & Women's 40's and 50's) • The link below is to the Preliminary Participating Teams List as of 12:00 noon PDT, Thursday, September 4th for SESSION #1 of the 2014 LVSSA/SSUSA World Masters Championships in Las Vegas, presented by age group and by division. The entry deadline is FIRM at the close of business on Friday, September 5th at 5:00 PM PDT ...

If your team is planning on attending and is NOT on this list, please contact the SSUSA Home Office at (916) 326.5303 IMMEDIATELY ... The DRAFT Schedule preparation process will commence on Saturday, September 6th, and teams that are not officially entered by the deadline will not be included in the schedules ...

Participating Teams: SESSION #1


Sept. 4, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: SSUSA TRANSGENDER ATHLETES POLICY REVISED

Upon reviewing the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.) Transgender Policy, the NCAA policy, California State law, and in consultation with the National Center for Lesbian Rights and our own legal counsel, I am recommending a new Transgender policy for Senior Softball-USA based on the NCAA policy, which requires:

1. One year of hormone-suppression therapy resulting in loss of male strength characteristics.
2. A valid government-issued ID showing the person is the correct gender for the competition entered.

The final decision will be up to the SSUSA Rules Committee, which will vote on it at our annual Convention in December. In the meantime, I am vacating the SSUSA’s current Transgender Policy, based on the International Olympic Committee standards, and temporarily instituting the new policy until it can be formally confirmed by the Rules Committee.

Terry Hennessy, Chief Executive Officer
September 4, 2014

• SSUSA Transgender Policy Interim Policy Statement


Sept. 1, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Jose and Ozzie Canseco looking to play 50 and over together in Las Vegas September tournament

Jawood ... Subject to pre-existing "numbers" on the qualifying roster of a team looking to add players, that team can add up to player #12 from "same age/same (or lesser) skill level" and up to player #15 with "next older age/same (or lesser) skill level" so long as, of course, the player(s) are otherwise eligible as to age and residency ... Also, players don't have to qualify to play Major+ ... See complete player add rules for the World Masters from the "white paper" available from the RULES page herein ...


Aug. 31, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: New York New York deal

From the center column (near the bottom) on the Tournament page for the Wold Masters ...
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New York-New York Hotel & Casino
3790 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 1-702-740-6969

To book your reservation with our special rates call 866-815-4365 or 1-705-740-6969 and give code SCSSWC0914. Make your reservation by September 2nd, 2014 to get special discounted rate.

Special Senior Softball Discounted Rates:

Friday 9/26 – Saturday 9/27 - $149.00
Sunday 9/28 – Thursday 10/2 - $79.00
Friday 10/3 – Saturday 10/4 - $142.00
Sunday 10/5 - $79.00


Aug. 31, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas World Championship?

Capt. - "SSWC" or "Senior Softball USA" is fine ... Our webmaster has that item pre-programmed on the tournament pages to automatically display "SSWC [tournament name]", which is fine in most cases ... But that's a little awkward to write on the "Pay to the Order of..." line on a check for this one! ... Thanks!
Aug. 29, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: huntsman games

Gary ... It's OK, in fact it's advisable, to post follow-up comments in the original thread you started ... We did it for you this time ...
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Aug. 29, 2014 - gman1 - 10 posts • DO THEY USE PITCHING SCREEN? 4X4 I KNOW I CAN PLACE AD ON HUNTSMEN SITE BUT IS IT BETTER TO CALL,,,,THANKS FOR ALL INFOR,,,,,,,,GARY 65


Aug. 28, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to join a team for the LVSSA Worlds tournament Sept. 26 - Sept. 28/14

Dbax ... Subject to pre-existing "numbers" on their qualifying roster, they can add up to player #12 from "same age/same (or lesser) skill level" and up to player #15 with "next older age/same (or lesser) skill level" ... That may have been the reason he mentioned 55-AAA for his 50-AAA team ... Looks like he's at 11 right now if we had to make a guess ... See World Masters Player Add Rules from the RULES page herein ...


Aug. 27, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: OFFICIAL SOFTBALLS • SSUSA Rulebook §3.5

There have been some recent competition issues and inquiries about "Official" Softballs for SSUSA events ... At SSUSA administered events, we provide six (6) softballs for team use and have additional softballs available for purchase should a team desire to do so ... We offer the following information to clarify our official softball policy ...

• Rulebook §3.5 (page 17) defines an Official Softball for SSUSA sanctioned tournaments ...
• Rulebook §3.5 E. states "In all SSUSA sponsored qualifiers and tournaments, official game balls must have the official SSUSA stamp or be pre-approved by SSUSA headquarters in Sacramento, CA."

The official SSUSA game ball is the Anaconda Trump "Stote" or "Rock" optic yellow softball with .44 cor and 375 compression ratings ...

• PENALTY - Teams discovered to be using non-compliant softballs shall be assessed a "forfeit" for that game if they are discovered to have introduced a softball for play that does not meet the specific criteria of Rulebook §3.5 E. above ... The use of non-compliant softballs is deemed to be the use of "illegal" equipment ...

Please contact the Sacramento Home Office if you have any questions ... Thank you!

SSUSA Rules Committee


Aug. 27, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Foul Territory

Agreed B.J. ... The background on why it's an "illegal pitch" in slow pitch softball is because, in baseball, the penalty is a "balk" assessed to the pitcher ... In the absence of a balk in slow pitch softball, this looks like it was the next best remedy to employ! ... The skilled umpire and the alert offensive team manager should bring it to the attention of the umpire for pre-pitch correction as you suggested ...
Aug. 26, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking to join 65 and over team tampa area

We're going to leave this message on for a bit until you can re-post it ... I suspect you meant for people to give you a "shout" ... But maybe not!
Aug. 26, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP

Rocky Mountain scores and bracket results are also available from that tournament page ...
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