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Discussion: League play HR rule

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Jan. 31, 2012
jfsully
13 posts
League play HR rule
Just curious, how many of us have HR rules in local league play and what are they?

We have proposals for 3 per team then outs and 3 per team and a single for all other. Also the option of unlimited.

300 ft fence and 1.21 bats
Jan. 31, 2012
pitcher55
Men's 55
130 posts
jfsully, your msg. is posted. after posting,click on msg. board. you will see it.i vote for 3 per team, per game, others are singles. runners advance if forced.
Feb. 1, 2012
DoubleL10
Men's 65
833 posts
In our OKC Senior League we use USSSA balls and bats. HRs are 2 per team, then walks. We rarely hit or exceed our 2 on a 300 ft fence. And we allow guys 43+ in our League.
Feb. 1, 2012
neck10
498 posts
in our local leauge we have unlimited hr's but dont average 1 per game use asa bats & balls.going to the new asa standards this year but wont change much not many hr hitters in our leauge.
Feb. 1, 2012
hombre
Men's 60
220 posts
In our local league, before each game the teams choose how many home runs they want allowed, between 1 and 10. If one team wants 10 and the other want 1, they strike an average and allow 5 and then it's one up. Of course, the strong teams usually go for 10 and the weak teams 1. However, sometimes both teams may go for 10. They use USSSA balls and bats and there are a lot of HRS. It's an open league where you find all level of players.
Feb. 1, 2012
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
Our division is allowed to use senior bats. The hr rule is 2 then one up. It's a walk if you hit one over the limit before the opposition hits theirs.
Feb. 1, 2012
GaCMan
86 posts
OUR LEAGUE USES SENIOR BATS, 44/375 BADEN FIRE BALLS AND NO LIMIT ON HRS.
Feb. 5, 2012
17Black
Men's 50
222 posts
(3) leagues one east side of Cleveland

Painesville allows composite bats and (NO) homerun limit, (7) runs MAX per inning and unlimited in 7th------they went to a "dead ball" last year 2011 though---still some home runs, not as many as in the past.

When Painesville used the regular SSUSA ball a few years ago, you'd "once in a while" have a game where one team "MIGHT" hit 7 homers or more, but not too often.

Mayfield has unlimited home runs "NO" composite bats and a dead ball. Somebody told me the league home run leader had something like 3 or 4 "for the season" in 2011, and that's with some whammers in the league.

Maple Hts allows composite bats,(7)home runs per game, but (5) runs max per inning. My guess is some teams there hit the limit often.
Feb. 6, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
not sure in our senior league,most i have seen hit out has been 2,(we use ASA bat/ball combo),in a game for a team and nothing said about any limit......
Feb. 7, 2012
Capt Kirk
408 posts
Our league, San Antonio Senior Softball League (SASSL), HR rule: HOME RUN RULE
All teams will play under the 1-home run + 1-up single rule. The first ball hit over the fence will count as a home run. Home Run batter need only touch first base and then return to dugout; all other runners need only touch next base then return to dugout. All subsequent balls hit over the fence by the same team will count as singles until the opposing team has hit a ball over the fence (home run). Base runners must be pushed in order to advance. (No “one up” for home team in last at bat). We use an approved 44/375 balls, senior bats, we also use the equalizer rule, since we have no draft in our league, we have rec to major rated teams playing against each other. We have four (4) divisions, 50's, 60's, 65's, & 70's. We have had some discussions to change the home run rule for the 50's.
Feb. 7, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
instead of hr's allowed,to what about hr run hitters like USSSA used to do.....
AA = 1 hr hitter
AAA = 2 hr hitters
M = 3-5 hr hitters
M+ = 5-9 hr hitters

you can designate them,or the first ones to hit them.also if you walk the hr hitter,they get 2b automatically.....its the way USSSA use to run it.......
Feb. 7, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Get rid of the senior bats and rules like this become much less needed. Or probably wanted.
Feb. 8, 2012
DoubleL10
Men's 65
833 posts
maddog, I played USSSA Masters ball back in the 90s and we had the option of designating our HR hitters. We had Clyde Guy and Mark Canegallo (Budda) playing with us and they rarely got to swing; walked almost every time. AND, we did not have any rule about them getting to move up to 2B automatically back then (around 1993).
Feb. 8, 2012
curveball
Men's 65
400 posts
Las Vegas Unlimited HR's, ball used "The Rock". 50+ mostly tournament players on a 300' fence approx. 30' high. HR's must go over the fence.
Feb. 8, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
curveball, so you guys don't allow inside the park homers?
Feb. 8, 2012
curveball
Men's 65
400 posts
Yes there are inside the park HR's. There are however, NO singles with 3 base errors for balls tipped over the 30' wall though! And, as most tournament players know, like so many major league parks with very high walls or fences, there is no painted or marked line at which point if the ball hits above that line on the fence or wall it's an HR.(most Big League Dreams facility fields fall under this senario) Point intended was, "it takes a more legit shot to earn an automatic HR."
Feb. 8, 2012
salio2k
Men's 60
548 posts
I thought all senior softball players knew that.
Feb. 8, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
They normally do, but his comment above "HR's must go over the fence" threw me.
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