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FAQ: Legion Baseball’s new pitch count rule

American Legion Baseball announced last week the addition of a pitch count rule ahead of the 2018 season.

Minnesota's specific pitch count policy can be found HERE.

The rule puts a daily limit on pitchers of 105 pitches in the senior and in the junior program. A pitcher may finish pitching to a batter should the limit be reached in the middle of a plate appearance.

In addition, based on the number of pitches thrown, there is a rest requirement of one day (31-45 pitches thrown), two days (46-60 pitches), three days (61-80 pitches) or four days (81+ pitches).  Pitchers may not make more than two appearances in any three-day span also 

player will be charged with two appearances if they leave the pitching position and return as a pitcher on the same game

In order to ease the transition, Legion Baseball Committee Chairman Gary Stone answered some frequently asked questions regarding the change.

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Brian Dozier shares his Legion Baseball experience

Minnesota Twins’ infielder Brian Dozier is an emerging star in Major League Baseball.  In a breakout 2015 season, Dozier led the Twins in home runs (28) and runs scored (101) while earning a spot in the All-Star Game.

 

Ten years earlier, Dozier was finishing up his final season in American Legion Baseball.

 

Dozier fondly remembers his four seasons with American Legion Post 49’s Tupelo 49ers in Mississippi.

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MN American Legion tells ballplayers: Respect flag during anthem or you're banned

Star Tribune—December 15th, 2016

Paul Walsh

The committee overseeing American Legion baseball in Minnesota has adopted a no-tolerance policy when it comes to athletes' behavior during the national anthem before games: Anything less than "proper respect" will mean outright banishment.

During its annual fall meeting last month in North St. Paul, the state's legion baseball committee took a cue from higher-ups and embraced the resolution passed earlier by the legion's National Executive Committee, State Director Mike Perry said Thursday.

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