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Cal Ripken All Stars and Babe Ruth

Discussion in 'Coaches Corner' started by EddieYost, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. EddieYost

    EddieYost has a special friend in GHoff Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Hi,

    Is anyone out there familiar with eligibility rules for Cal Ripken All Stars?

    My son is eligible for one more season of Majors. He turns 13 this summer. He played on the 90 ft diamond later Spring for his Middle School team, and played up in Babe Ruth in the Fall.

    The plan this Spring was to have him play on the school team again, and play Babe Ruth. The Babe Ruth schedule meshes better with his school schedule, and allows more time for homework during the week. We had planned on having him play on the 12u All Star team post season.

    I know that in our league kids have played up in Babe Ruth before, and then played in Cal Ripen All Stars. I don't know if that was "legal" or not. I assumed that it was an OK thing to do.

    Now I am being told that he can't do this. The All Star coach told me that if he plays Babe Ruth he isn't eligible for 12u All Stars. I don't see how this would be different than a 10 year old playing Majors during the season (70 ft diamond) and then playing 10u All Stars on a 60 foot diamond.

    So, does anyone know what the rules say?
     
  2. LoweTek

    LoweTek Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    In our league, I have seen it at every (lower) level but not Majors to Juniors. Curious about the answer, I have posed your question to my league's experts. I'll let you know what I get back.

    I'm going to say it's possible it's different for 12U to 15U maybe because of the bigger field. Also, there is always the chance it's a local rule your league chooses to enforce.
     
  3. LoweTek

    LoweTek Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Got the answer already:

    "It's allowed for T-Ball, rookie, minor and majors because they are all Cal Ripken. However, not allowed from Juniors to Majors because that is Babe Ruth to Cal Ripken."

    So both my speculative answers were wrong.
     
  4. EddieYost

    EddieYost has a special friend in GHoff Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    What about the 12 year old swing player rule? Doesn't that accommodate this scenario. He'd have to play half of the Majors regular season to eligible for All Stars I think.

    It's an academic exercise at this point anyway. He's just going to play majors and go back to Babe Ruth in the fall. He will just play the weekend games so he has time to get his homework done.

    He's never been able to do All Stars before and he can this year so we are just going to follow that path.
     

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