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Discussion: Mercy Rule

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April 4, 2021
Lumberjack16
Men's 75
12 posts
Mercy Rule
The statements about the new Mercy Rule is confusing.

In the introduction section of the article about the 2021 rule changes it states, "expanded the mercy rule to all divisions".

Then, when the actual rule change is discussed, it states, "Mercy rule: Previously, only Major Plus divisions aged 40+ through 70+ had a mercy rule. That rule remains the same (15 runs after five innings, or 22 runs after four innings). Now, the AA, AAA and Major divisions and older Major Plus divisions will have a mercy rule of 15 runs after five innings or 20 runs after four innings".

If I read this correct, the Mercy rule only applies to 75, 80 and 85 Major Plus devisions for the older age groups.

Which is correct?
April 4, 2021
DaveDowell
Men's 65
3290 posts
You don't appear to read the rule correctly ... There is now a "Mercy Rule" for all ages and divisions of play, from 40+ through 85+ ... The rule is "15 after five, or 20 after four" ... In the case of Major-Plus 40+ through 70+ ages, it's the same "15 after five", but also "or 22 after four", since they are allowed seven (7) runs per -inning at bat ...
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