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Discussion: AA and AAAhome run rules

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April 8, 2008
Men's 65
79 posts
AA and AAAhome run rules
what is the current rules on home runs for the AA and AAA tournements,,,,
April 8, 2008
118 posts
Batter 4 u: Should the AAA & Major class be combine? I picked 4 tournaments & came up with this unsciencific information?
50 AAA-- 44 teams in 4 tourneys; 85 games in which 20 plus runs were scored.
50 Major--24 teams in 4 tourneys; 64 games in which 20 plus runs were scored.
The 50 AAA, had score more 30 plus & 40 plus runs in a game, during these 4 tourneys than the 50 Major teams. It should be noted that there are roughly 45 % more 50 AAA teams than 50 Majors.
Is it time for three divisions?
April 8, 2008
the wood
Men's 65
1123 posts
My uncle, a real strong swimmer, drowned in a stream that only averaged 3 feet in depth... my uncle was 6' tall... what is the moral of the story?... not enough specific information to make a good judgement. Did he hit his head on a rock? Was there a whirlpool? Had he been drinking?
I am neither a proponent or opponent of making three divisions of the four we now have. The number of games that you quoted is really a very small cross section... did the AAA teams score their runs against other AAA teams? Was wind a factor in any of the games?
Perhaps combining AAA teams in events with major teams would be more telling but it takes larger numbers to define a true trend... i.e. more games played... and under similar conditions... very difficult to replicate.
As a major plus team member, I'd like to see more teams than the 5-7 we've seen over the past couple of years... which is better than the 4-5 years prior to that... but not at the expense of teams that are put into an arena in which they can't really compete.
In the 55 major plus division last year we had 2 teams in the Southwest that were in this position... Grimes Trucking and OLR Nighthawks... both of them beat us at times in the pre-season (until July) and I mean no disrespect to either team. The system (i.e. win a national event and we automatically move you up) put them in that position... do this for a year and we'll move you back down... who has a year to waste at our age? D&K and NCI were both allowed to move down after their appeals but not the other 2... they both gave game efforts, no sandbagging, etc... Grimes went to the same 4 national events that we did... a game effort indeed.
We need to be very careful about combining any divisions... if a team is truly dominating, then move them up... but one win doesn't constitute a dynasty.
Having stated all of this, I recognize that my post is not at all relevant to the opening one in this thread but it is to the 2nd one.
Re: AA & AAA HRs... I believe that you can hit 3 in AAA (and then an out) and 1 in AA (and then an out)... but it varies from assn to assn.
Bob Woodroof
April 9, 2008
Men's 55
451 posts
I have never believed in any division that a ball hit out of the park should be an out. I'm not a power hitter but do hit for average. On occasion a gust of wind might push one over and to think I would be called out for an act of God doesn't seem fair. I've always thought the 1 and 1 up rule is fair to each of the teams in that particular game. Yes put the limit in each division, but when its achieved, stay in the park until the other team catches up. If your over your limit it should at least be a single with no runners advancing unless forced to. For the guys playin AA or AAA a dinger is a feel good kind of thing. For the major, major + guys its common place. Why take the occasional moment of elation away from us. Just my take on the issue. I'm out.
"Keep on Playin"
April 9, 2008
Men's 60
76 posts
To Batter 4u-

Page 58 of the 2008 SSWC Rule Book covers it:

AAA- One home run and then 1-up, extra HRs are singles and runners advance one base until your opponent catches up;

AA- One home run period, extra HRs are outs.
April 9, 2008
Men's 60
547 posts on team ratings and summit on the left, then click on senior rules (also on the left of the next page) , at the bottom of the rules you will find home run limits.
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