Issn Number: 978-93-84828-01-1
Book Description This code of rules governs the playing of baseball games by professional teams that are
members of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. I recognize that many
amateur and non-professional organizations play their games under professional rules and I am
happy to make this rules available as widely as possible. It is well to remember that
specifications as to fields, equipment, etc., may be modified to meet the needs of each group.
Money fines, long-term suspensions and similar penalties imposed by this code are not
practicable for amateur groups, but officers and umpires of such organizations should insist on
strict observance of all the rules governing the playing of the game. Baseball not only has
maintained its position as the National Game of the United States, but also has become an
International Game being played in more than 100 countries. The popularity of the game will
grow only so long as its players, managers, coaches, umpires and administrative officers respect
the discipline of its code of rules.