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Old Sat Mar 09, 2013, 04:05pm
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Outfielder position/distance from batter

Does anyone know of an ORGANIZATION not a local league that has a restriction on how close the outfielders can be to the batter? Commonly I think its a Co-ed, or Senior thing.
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Old Sat Mar 09, 2013, 07:21pm
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Does anyone know of an ORGANIZATION not a local league that has a restriction on how close the outfielders can be to the batter? Commonly I think its a Co-ed, or Senior thing.
Not ASA, ISF, NFHS or NCAA
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Nope. Since NCAA & NFHS don't have coed games, it would never come up. I only see it as a local rule to prevent outfielders from all standing on the lip of the infield/outfield when weaker hitters come up. But I've never seen anything written in a book.
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Nope. Since NCAA & NFHS don't have coed games, it would never come up.
Obviously, but the question wasn't limited to co-ed
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Nope. Since NCAA & NFHS don't have coed games, it would never come up. I only see it as a local rule to prevent outfielders from all standing on the lip of the infield/outfield when weaker hitters come up. But I've never seen anything written in a book.
There's nothing like this in any organization's code I've worked, with the exception of Dixie 8U - and I worked that about 12 years ago so it could have changed since then.

Consider this - no ruleset prevents a team from stationing ALL of it's players in the infield... or all of them but the pitcher in the outfield. The pitcher and catcher are required to be places - but everyone else is simply required to be in fair territory. You can create whatever defensive alignment you want. 4 infielders and 3 outfielders is traditional, and normal... but certainly not required.
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