South East Saskatchewan Baseball League Constitution
Article 1 Name The name of this League shall be the South East Saskatchewan Baseball League.
Article 2 Objectives
a) To encourage and foster amongst its members sportsmanship and good citizenship.
b) To maintain and increase an interest in Senior Baseball.
c) To control and operate Senior baseball in the South East Region of Saskatchewan.
Article 3 Membership
a) Membership in the league shall consist of (2) types:
i) Charter Member- a member who has been in the league two (2) consecutive years and who has met the requirements of the league.
ii) Probation Member – a member who is accepted into the league but who has not gained charter membership because it has not spent two (2) consecutive years in the league. A probation member does not have voting privileges.
b) If a team requests a year’s leave of absence from the league, this will not affect the team’s charter status. If the team is out of the league for two consecutive years the team will have to make application to the league for probationary status.
c) Teams wishing to gain entry into the league must attend the league annual meeting and must also contact the current President prior to the annual meeting stating their intentions.
Article 4 Officers and Executives
a) League Executive and Officers shall consist of
2) Vice President
4) Statistician (optional)
5) Umpire assigner (from the Umpire Association) not a voting member
b) Duties of Officers shall consist of
1) President – shall preside at all meetings of the association with the usual privileges of his office.
2) Vice President- shall perform the duties of the president in his absence. They shall also perform tasks delegated by the President.
3) Secretary-Treasurer - shall be responsible for keeping minutes of the meetings and shall see that these are distributed after each meeting to all league members. They also must keep an accurate record of the money received and disbursed and shall make a financial report at the Annual Meeting and the Semi-Annual meeting.
4) Statistician- appointed and has no voting privileges.
5) The Signing officers of the Association -shall be the President or Vice President and the Secretary- Treasurer.
6) Statistician- shall inform local papers of the league members and of the league standings during the season.
7) Grievance Committee- Shall be the President, Vice President plus one other person nominated at large.
8) Umpire Assigner- Shall assign umpires to teams upon request. From the Umpire Association, will try to assign 3 umpires whenever possible, minimum of 2. Per game cost for all Umpires at game $100. Every effort will be made to provide at least 2 umpires, if there is only 1 umpire is available the umpire assigner will contact the teams and the teams will have the option to reschedule to a later date. If 1 umpire is accepted for the game, the rate will be $75. Mileage for Umpires $.35 per KM split by the assigner.
Article 5 Meetings
a) The Annual meeting of the Association shall be held at the call of the President and Vice President.
b) Special meetings shall be at the call of the President.
Article 6 Voting
a) All charter members of the league shall be entitled to one vote at all meetings of the association.
b) The President shall have a casting vote in the event of a tie.
c) All voting shall be by a show of hands or ballot depending on the wishes of the members present.
Article 7 Amendments
a) Amendments or alterations to the constitution may only be made at the annual meeting. Such amendments require a majority vote.
b) Amendments may also be made at any other meeting provided there is 75% of league members present and 100% of those present are in agreement.
Article 8 Awards -The winner of league playoffs will receive the league championship trophy.
Article 9 Umpires
a) Each member of this association shall make every effort to use S.B.A or M.B.A. approved umpires plus two additional base umpires for all league and playoff games.
b) Payment of officials is the responsibility of the individual teams.
c) League umpires are responsible for knowing the rules and regulations utilized by this league.
d) Umpires that are late for games will be fined by the umpire association $20.
Article 10 Special League Rules
a) Each team must issue a $100 bond to be sent to league office prior to entry into the league. This is a performance bond and can be lost by a member for not meeting League requirements. If this bond is lost by a member, it must be replaced prior to the guilty party’s next scheduled League game. The League will issue the $100 bond to the offended team. Each team must pay an annual fee, set by the League Executive, for yearly operations.
b) Cancelled games
i) The team that is cancelling games must do so at least 24 hours prior to the schedule starting time. No notice points could be lost if game is not played..
ii) Games must be rescheduled within 48 hours after the cancellation has occurred and the league President informed of the new date..
iii) Rain Outs – home team must notify the President within 48 hours of cancellation of the date and the time game will be replayed.
iv) Other reasons- The team cancelling must notify the President of cancellation, also date and time of replay within 48 hours of the original game time. The team cancelling must play the scheduled game at the convenience of the other team. If unable to reschedule the game points will be forfeited to the team not cancelling.
v) A visiting team is not allowed to cancel another teams home game for any reason. If this is to happen, the home team being cancelled upon has the option to reschedule another date or force the visiting team to forfeit the two points.
c) Game scores and who played must be recorded within 48 hours of game by the home team, 1st offence warning, 2nd offense $25 fine, 3rd offense $50 fine, 4th offense forfeiture
d) Player Eligibility
i) Each team can roster 24 Players + Midgets. Players must be registered with the league prior to playing. A text to President or Secretary Treasurer will suffice.
ii) For a Player to be eligible for playoffs in the league they must have played in 1/3 of the league games. Injury left to league discretion.EXCEPTION: Midget players don’t have to play 1/3 of the regular season games to be eligible for playoffs, if they play in a recognized league throughout the year
iii) Players may play in 7 games MSBL or WMBL. Players playing in their 8th game cannot return to the SESBL.
iv) players playing WMBL or MSBL may return to the league if they leave their WMBL or SESBL team by June 10thunless they leave their team by June 10th
iv) Each team must forward to the League Office at the Annual Meeting the team contact personnel for the current season.
e) Runner for the Catcher with 2 outs. Clean shirt. If only 9 players Catcher must run.
f) Wood Bats only.
g) Balls will be Rawlings 100 or Diamond D1 or D2. New balls for each game.
i) A reminder that we are a working man’s league, running the catcher is not allowed as per SBA rules.
i. As outlined in the S.B.A Rule Book
ii. Ties are not to be broken during league play.
iii. All League games shall be 7 innings with 5 innings constituting a game.
iv. 4 or more point games are not allowed. Games must be played to get the 2 points.
v. Game time will be 6:15 unless otherwise posted.
vi. Warm ups (infield)
Home team 25 minutes before game time for 10 minutes.
Away team 15 minutes before game time for 10 minutes
Last 5 minutes lineup cards to umpires and diamond maintenance if any.
vii. Playoff Structure will be reviewed annually.
viii. Special rules allowed and to be agreed upon at the plate, when playing the Padres/Orioles, everyone bats, unlimited substitution, aluminum bats, extra defensive player, rover.
Article 11 League Office
Shall, rotate around the League unless otherwise agreed, two year terms, 2018-2019 Padres, followed by Langenburg, Russell, Canora, Orioles, Willowbrook, Roblin, Swan River, Grandview, North 40, Yankees
Article 12 Posting
League constitution to be posted on the League Website.
Article 13 Team Registration
All teams must register with either the SBA or Baseball Manitoba.
Revised April 17, 2017