Seasons Past Baseball Constitution

1. League Structure
"Quick Rule"
A. Commissioner  
B. League President  
C. Statistician  
D. Rules Committee 10 members
2. Organization
A. Details 154G-SPB3,60,X    162G-SPB1,2,4   No DH
B. League Dues On as needed basis.  Must own copy of season to play.
3. Series Play
A. Format Monthly reporting
B. Missing Manager Profiles Contact Commissioner if not received by 5th.
C. Manager Profile Settings Rotations-STRICT    Depth Chart-GAME BY GAME
D. Protests  
4.  Rosters
A. Roster Limits 45 players max during season
B. Series Roster Sizes Apr-Aug: 25 players   Sep: 40 players.
5. Player Eligibility
A.  Carded Players  
B.  Uncarded Players Military or uncarded= included on team's protected list. Not count towards Ph2
C.  Rookie Players No minimums
6.  Fielding Ratings
A. Assignment of Fielding Ratings 1 game played.  GTE 400PA & LTE 4G will have position removal.
7.  Batters
A.  Batter Limits .000 and GTE .235 limited to actual PA
B.  Bonus Batters .001-.234 may have up to additional 100PA
C.  Use or Lose Batters At least 50% of actual PA or 50% on meter or lost to rookie draft
8.  Pitchers
A.  Starting Pitcher Limits RL starts + 10% up to 35GS.  SP with GTE 35GS = actual GS
B.  Relief Pitcher Limits RL rel app + 30% up to 65GR.  RP with GTE 65GR = actual GR
C.  Dual Pitchers See rule
D.  Pitcher Use SP can be converted to RP.   Pitchers with no RP rating cannot start.
E.  Bonus Pitchers ERA GTE 4.50 = double starts up to 26  double rel./total app. up to 65
F.  Pitcher Use or Lose 50% of actual apps or 50% on meter or lost to rookie draft
9. Overuse Penalties
A.  Overuse Penalty Adjustments 5PA=1G added, 1GS=2G added, 1GR=1G added.  1/2 for bonus players.
B.  Teams penalized between 10G or more All RDs except 3= adjusted Wins, RD3-dropped to bottom of round.
C.  Over-use Disqualification >10G penalty = psbl DQ from playoffs
D.  Traded Draft Picks Will stand if managers change.
10.  Rookie Draft
A.  Round 1 Format 1-4 or 6: Lottery, then reverse order of adj. wins. Playoff/WS teams at bottom.
B.  Lottery Team Determination 4/6 teams with lowest win %
C.  Lottery Team Draft picks Lottery positions can be carried over in trades
D.  Lottery Chances Uses (6)/(5)/4/3/2/1 chance structure
E.  Round 2-end format Reverse order of adjusted wins. Playoff teams occupy final 2-4 spots.
F.  Expansion Drafts Click HERE also for Expansion Rules PDF
11.  Rule V Draft
A.  Format 1RD, same as RD4 order, select 2 players, 4 players lost max. except for 11B
B.  Excessive Roster Rule Roster >38 = players lost equal to 4 + (roster size - 38)
C.  Protected Player Lists 19- SPB1,4: HI6win%  SPB2,3,60,X: HI4win%   21: SPB1,4: LO6win% SPB2,3,60,X. LO4
  D.  10/5 Players GTE 10 seasons, incl. last 5, for bonus player or has LT200PA, 10GS, 25RP
  E.  Rookie Draft Continuance Via email. 1 week claim period.
12.  Trading
A. Trading Period Only permitted during off season.  No conditional trades allowed.
B.  Trading Draft Picks Only for next season.  No future picks. Cannot be absent for GT2 consec or 3RDs total for 1-5
C.  Trade Reporting Both managers must confirm
D. Trading Ballparks May be traded.  Must spend 2 yrs minimum.
13.  Post-Season Play
A.  Div. Series / League Championship Format LCS  2/3 format. 
B.  World Series Format Best of 7, 2/3/2 format
C.  League Ties Better team vs. team for HFA, Runs 2nd TB, Rosters=25  w/4SP
D.  Rest Days Between games 2/3  and 5/6
E.  One-Game Playoffs All overused not eligible for game 163. Game 163 usage will not count towards Reg. Seas.
  F. Home Field Advantage Team with best record between two teams.
14.  Post-Season Player Usage
A.  Batters 100PA min to start.  BO5 series subtract 2G from limits. <100PA may PH aft 6th inn.
B.  Pitchers 10GS/10GR or greater to play.  For BO5 series, subtract 1G. 
15.  Post-Season Overuse Penalties
A.  Regular Season Overusage Will be applied
B.  Batters 5AB = 1G subtracted from playing time
C.  Pitchers 1 appearance= 1 game subtracted from playing time.
D.  Example  
16.  Major League Tie-Breakers
A.  Draft Order Ties TM vs TM. worst wins tie.....Season Runs, fewest wins......Coin toss
ATCH 1: Lottery Rules SPB 3,60,X A.  Rules Illinois Evening Pick 3
ATCH 2: Lottery Rules SPB 1,2,4 A.  Rules Illinois Powerballs

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