For the first time, the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series will be hosted by the Texas Rangers, with baseball and softball tournament games scheduled to be played from August 6th to 17th on various fields throughout Grapevine and Southlake, TX.
The RBI World Series is the international baseball and softball tournament of the RBI program.
The Department of Parks and Recreation for Prince George's County and the Prince George’s County Boys and Girls Club are ready to fulfill your baseball needs.
Free Baseball Clinics
The baseball clinic series is continuing for another season. Once again the Washington Nationals are partnering with us to grow the game in Prince George's County. Here are the dates for this year's program:
August 2nd at Prince George's Stadium (Baysox Stadium)
Baseball League Play
The Prince George's County Boys & Girls Club is the local Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken league organizer. They offer baseball leagues from T-ball to Senior league play. To get more information about a club near you please go to the website: www.pgcbgc.org . Once on the website, you will find a list of cities on the right side of the page. Those cities are hyperlinks to a local club's website. Sign up now. League play will begin in April.
National Tournament Opportunity for High School Players
Prince George's County was awarded the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament by Major League Baseball's Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (MLB-RBI) program. This year's Regional will take place July 17th through 20th. To qualify for the regional tournament you must play in one of the three (3) leagues offered this summer by the department in conjunction with the Prince George’s Baseball Academy. The leagues will be baseball for 18U and 15U plus a softball league for 18U. Baseball tryouts are scheduled for May 16th -18th at PGCBGC Sports Park. Softball tryouts are TBA at Watkins Regional Park. Play in our leagues this Summer for a chance to represent Prince George's County in the RBI World Series.
If you have any additional questions regarding baseball, please feel free to contact me. Go out and enjoy some baseball this Spring and Summer.
Rule: When a pitcher is in contact with the pitcher’s plate and in possession of the ball and the catcher is in the catcher’s box ready to receive delivery of the ball, base runners shall not leave their bases until the ball has been delivered and has reached home plate. Once the catcher has secured the ball and the runner has stopped his forward progress, the runner must immediately return to the base.
The violation by one runner shall affect all other runners.
a. When a base runner leaves the base before the pitched ball has reached home plate and the batter does not hit the ball, the runner is permitted to continue. If a play is made on the runner and the runner is out, the out stands. If said runner reaches safely the base to which is he advancing, all runners must be returned to the base occupied before the pitch was made, and no our results.
b. When a base runner leaves the base before the pitched ball has reached home plate and the batter hits the ball, the base runner or runners are permitted to continue. If a play is made and the runner or runners are put out, the out or outs will stand. If not put out, the runner or runners must return to the original base or bases or to the unoccupied base nearest the one left. In no event shall the batter advance beyond first base on a single or error, second base on a double or third base on a triple. The umpire-in-chief shall determine the base value of the hit ball.
c. When any base runner leaves the base before the pitched ball has reached home plate and the batter bunts or hits a ball within the infield, no run shall be allowed to score. If three runners were on the bases and the batter reaches first base safely, each runner shall advance to the base beyond the one they occupied at the start of the play except the runner who occupied third base, which runner shall be removed from the base without a run being scored. NOTE: See exception following this rule.
NOTE: When there is a base running violation, the umpire should signal such infraction by indicating a delayed dead ball. EXCEPTION: If at the conclusion of the play there is an open base, paragraphs (a) and (b) will apply.
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