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Discussion: How many HR can you hit in AAA

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April 30, 2010
Soup-e10
10 posts
How many HR can you hit in AAA
and then are they outs or hits


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April 30, 2010
SSUSA Staff
1282 posts
SSUSA Home Run Rules -

Major+ = 10 per team per game, outs thereafter
Major = 5 per team per game, outs thereafter
AAA = 3 per team per game, outs thereafter
AA = 1 per team per game, outs thereafter
April 30, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Staff, why the big difference between M+ & M and only 2 difference between the other divisions?
From what I see and have read, most M+ teams arent that much better then M teams. With one or two M+ exceptions.
Curious......
May 1, 2010
Jawood
Men's 50
798 posts
E4/E6, You answered your own question in your last comment ... "with one or two M+ exceptions". That is the exact reason that Major-plus exists, for those one or two teams to have a place to play. You are also correct in saying that there isn't much of a difference in Major and Major-plus. The spring nationals in Florida was a perfect example how Major and Major-plus can join together. Make those one or two M+ exceptions play with a equalizer against Major teams and they will NOT dominate, they will win some but that's fine!
May 2, 2010
DaveDowell
Men's 60
1071 posts
As a "numbers guy", I was an advocate for using only "Prime Numbers" for the HR limits so it would present a little mental challenge for the "numbers guys" each team seems to have if they did the math on how many HR's per inning ... Choosing from 1-3-5-7-11 seemed like a good start to me, but 7 was too math-easy for a seven-inning game, and 11 seemed like a lot! ... We settled on 10 for the Major+, mainly because it was twice the Major limit and might entice some teams to step up to Major+ if their primary motivation was the long ball! ... Just kidding! (sort of)
May 2, 2010
lemons
Men's 65
302 posts
Staff, This week-end at The Brickyard, one of your directors combined 55AA, 60AA, and 60AAA. When a 60AAA team played a 55AA team, they were allowed 1 homerun. It seems to me that the 5 year difference more than makes up for the difference between AA and AAA. How about some common sense? Thanks.
May 2, 2010
Jawood
Men's 50
798 posts
Dave, I think you know my answer to this one ... It's not that teams don't want to step up to Major+ because of the HR's, it's they don't want to step up because there is no one to play!
May 2, 2010
SSUSA Staff
1282 posts
lemons - When teams of unequal rating play, in your example 60-AAA vs. 55-AA, the home run rule of the lower rated team is employed. See the 2010 SSUSA Official Rulebook 13.3(8)E at page 81.

There was no equalizer employed because the 55-AA team GIVES an equalizer for younger age and the 60-AAA GIVES an equalizer for higher rating, and they offset. The Directors properly applied the rules in this case.
May 2, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3938 posts
mmm lets see,not to long ago AA = an out for hr's ; AAA was only 2b for anything over the fence,you guys should be thankful that ssusa has up the limits for ya's
May 3, 2010
lemons
Men's 65
302 posts
Staff, Thanks. I understand the application and the ruling, I was questioning the rule. The equalizer seems unequal to me. :>)
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