Geographical Boundaries:

Babe Ruth Rule 0.01,5. State Commissioners shall approve geographical boundaries established by each league in conjunction with the District Commissioner in whose District that league exists and operates. Appropriate written descriptions, maps, or specifications of boundary limitations must be certified by and filed with the State Commissioner and submitted to Babe Ruth League, Inc. for final approval. A player must play within the league’s geographical boundaries in which the player resides. This is determined according to the legal residence of the player’s parents or legal guardian. Waivers permitting a player to play outside of his geographical boundaries are not permitted in Babe Ruth League. (Each age Division shall be a separate entity and shall have its own geographical boundaries.) Such geographical boundaries shall be subject to review and adjustment by State and Regional Commissioners and Babe Ruth League, Inc. whenever it is deemed advisable. Geographical boundaries are established to eliminate competition of an undesirable nature, but shall not be established to prevent healthy expansion of teams and leagues within any given area. The only exceptions to the above rule are as follows:

a. If a player rostered on a Cal Ripken or Babe Ruth League moved outside of that league’s geographical boundaries. In this case, the player may finish his playing career in the respective Division of that league.

b. With the State Commissioner’s approval, if the physical location of the school where a player attends classes during the traditional academic year is within the boundaries of an established league, the player is permitted to participate in the established league. (Note: This excludes home schools, cyber schools, sports-related schools, sports academies, or after school where a student participates outside of the primary school in which he is enrolled.) Under the school boundary rule, a player is only eligible to participate in one Cal Ripken or Babe Ruth League.

Players and their parents or guardians are advised that any false statements regarding residency or school attendance may result in the player being declared ineligible to participate in Cal Ripken Baseball or Babe Ruth Baseball league. PENALTY: This action may also result in the disqualification of a player, team, or league from regular season and (or) tournament play.

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