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2018 American Legion Rule Changes

Effective for the 2018 American Legion season, the following changes have been made:

  • Teams will have the option to play nine-inning games at any point during the regular season; however, effective with all postseason play (regions, state, regionals, nationals), games will be seven innings in length.
  • Maximum pitch count limits have been lowered, down from 120 pitches per day, to 105.
    • Required rest days:  1-30 pitches (0 days), 31-45 pitches (1 day), 46-60 pitches (2 days), 61-80 pitches (3 days), 81+ pitches (4 days)
    • Pitchers may only make two appearances in any three consecutive days.
  • Nineteen year old players (super-seniors) MUST play for their previous Legion team (if applicable) or the team closest to their home.

Registration for both spring and summer programs will begin on January 1, 2018.

More information on this will be posted in the coming weeks.

A little reorganization going on in the above menus - pardon the clutter!

Bob Shelden Field Complex Renovation

The city of Brookings recently announced they are seeking proposals related to the eventual renovation of Bob Shelden Field.  This includes the renovation or outright replacement of all seating, lighting, dugouts, press box, fencing, and the field surface itself.

FOB will be forming a committee from which specific ideas will be generated from, related to how the current and future setup of the entire complex is preferred.  More information on this committee will be established soon.

For more information on the request for proposals for the project and what all it entails, links are posted below.

This is an exciting announcement for Friends of Baseball and the future of baseball in Brookings!

2018 Executive Board

Elections were held on August 24, 2017.

New terms expire at the August 2018 Annual Meeting

President:  Matt Krogman
Vice President:  Cody Wright
Treasurer:  Tammy Nelson
Secretary:  Bruce Kreutner
Past-President:  Jim Lerdal

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