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Gardendale Youth Baseball 
2017 Local Rules 
 
Unless stated otherwise here or within GYB By-Laws; Dizzy Dean rules will apply. 
 
Park-Wide: 
 Free substitution on defense. (Exception: FARM (5&6) LEAGUE ONLY: No 
defensive position changes during an inning. (Exception: an injured player)) 
 All teams must bat their entire roster during play against GYB teams. 
 No intentional rolling of the ball will be allowed. Underhand tosses are allowed 
within reasonable proximity. 
 Batter may not swing after faking a bunt (same pitch). Automatic out if batter 
swings after showing bunt on a single pitch. 
 Zero Tolerance of abuse for arguing for coaches, umpires and parents during a 
game. Coach must call conference. 
 There will be no tobacco use during games or practice (by players, coaches, or 
umpires). First violation of this rule will result in an ejection. 
 
Farm League & PeeWee: 
 FARM (5&6) LEAGUE ONLY: No defensive position changes during an inning. 
(Exception: an injured player) 
 Pitcher can only tag batter if he/she fields the ball going towards first base; otherwise 
the pitcher must throw the ball. 
 First Baseman cannot tag out a runner in between 2nd
 & 3rd
 Base. (Exception: in the 
event of a run-down not caused by the first baseman’s original tag attempt between 
2
nd
 & 3rd) The First Baseman can tag a runner after said runner leaves 3rd
 base 
attempting to score. 
 An outfielder cannot tag a base-runner for an out. (Exception: can make tag as part 
of a run-down) 
  
 
 
Minor & Major: 
 Balks to be discussed at the umpires/coaches meeting. 

Contact

Gardendale Youth Baseball
2109 Moncrief RoadGardendale AL 35071 
Gardendale, Alabama 35071

Phone: 205-558-8701
Email: [email protected]

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