Regular Season Pitching Rules - Baseball
VI - PITCHERS
(a) Any player on a regular season team may pitch. (NOTE: There is no limit to the number of pitchers a team may use in a game.)
(b) A pitcher once removed from the mound cannot return as a pitcher. Junior, Senior, and Big League Divisions only: A pitcher remaining in the game, but moving to a different position, can return as a pitcher anytime in the remainder of the game, but only once per game.
(c) The manager must remove the pitcher when said pitcher reaches the limit for his/her age group as noted below, but the pitcher may remain in the game at another position:
League Age 17-18 105 pitches per day
13 -16 95 pitches per day
11 -12 85 pitches per day
9-10 75 pitches per day
7-8 50 pitches per day
Exception: Exception: If a pitcher reaches the limit imposed in Regulation VI (c) for
his/her league age while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until any one
of the following conditions occurs: 1. That batter reaches base; 2. That batter is put out;
3. The third out is made to complete the half-inning. Note 1: A pitcher who delivers 41
or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of
(d) Pitchers league age 14 and under must adhere to the following rest requirements:
â€¢ If a player pitches 66 or more pitches in a day, four (4) calendar days of rest must
â€¢ If a player pitches 51 - 65 pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest must be
â€¢ If a player pitches 36 - 50 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be
â€¢ If a player pitches 21 - 35 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar days of rest must be
â€¢ If a player pitches 1-20 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest is required.
Pitchers league age 15-18 must adhere to the following rest requirements:
â€¢ If a player pitches 76 or more pitches in a day, four (4) calendar days of rest must
â€¢ If a player pitches 61 - 75 pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest must be
â€¢ If a player pitches 46 - 60 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be
â€¢ If a player pitches 31 -45 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar days of rest must be
â€¢ If a player pitches 1-30 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest is required.
(e) Each league must designate the scorekeeper or another game official as the official pitch
(f) The pitch count recorder must provide the current pitch count for any pitcher when
requested by either manager or any umpire. However, the manager is responsible for
knowing when his/her pitcher must be removed.
(g) The official pitch count recorder should inform the umpire-in-chief when a pitcher has
delivered his/her maximum limit of pitches for the game, as noted in Regulation VI (c).
The umpire-in-chief will inform the pitcher's manager that the pitcher must be removed
in accordance with Regulation VI (c). However, the failure by the pitch count recorder to
notify the umpire-in-chief, and/or the failure of the umpire-in-chief to notify the manager,
does not relieve the manager of his/her responsibility to remove a pitcher when that pitcher
is no longer eligible.
(h) Violation of any section of this regulation can result in protest of the game in which it
occurs. Protest shall be made in accordance with Playing Rule 4.19.
(i) A player who has attained the league age of twelve (12) is not eligible to pitch in the Minor
League. (See Regulation V - Selection of Players)
(j) A player may not pitch in more than one game in a day. (Exception: In the Big League
Division, a player may be used as a pitcher in up to two games in a day.)
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Little League Pitching Rules
Attached is a copy of the LLB Pitching Rules Learn more about the pitch count rules by downloading the "Guide to Little League Pitch Count Rules", parts of which may be affected slightly by the rule refinements coming into effect this season.