I’m interested in both APBA Pro Baseball& Strat-O-Matic Baseball, but would like to read the rules on each so I can decide which one to. The rule book collects all the rules and rosters and play boards into a a fantastic quick-start guide that can have you playing APBA MLB Baseball in five minutes!. Pottstown Area APBA League Constitution. These rules govern the playing of the APBA Professional Baseball Game by the teams of the.

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Tournament Contact and address: Roster size is limited to 20 players. With the help of many individuals in the APBA community, most, if not all, versions of the basic game boards have been tracked down Table 1.

Jim Fraasch jwfraasch ens. Optional fielding rules as described on the game boards are being used. I have been used to w,x,y,z symbols only. Any variation to these rules will be listed in this document. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. In fact, the investigation was thought to be complete several years ago when a new version surfaced version 5. We will supply enough sets of boards for use at the tournament, just in case you do not own the current set.

Rules Version of game: So, this is still a work in baseeball. If 2 or more teams are tied for the bracket play spot within a division, or for an overall wild card spotthe tie-breaker is as follows: Once the field of teams is complete once a team is selected, basebball is no longer availabledivisions will be randomly selected for division play.

I have a version of the APBA boards. Plan on scoring your own games using whatever scoresheet you prefer both managers will score the game. Finally there may still be additional versions yet undiscovered. The RvsR and Rles, grade advancement for the relief pitcher entering a game in mid-inning, follows the advanced board rule, and only applies to the first batter they face, if they are from the same side.

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Second, the play results between two consecutive versions were compared, highlighting any alterations on the later version. Misc Rules J4 rated players are only eligible for rulez starting lineup position if they had at minimum, Plate Appearances. Using them as a pinch-runner, means they are not able to pitch that game. If a manager ruules a team which was issued pre, and contains no J rating, we will supply a roster for that team with the calculated J ratings for that team.

The first step was to obtain early versions of the boards, or copies of them. If there is sufficient interest, more details of the different versions can be posted on this blog site.

Any pitcher may be used as a pinch-runner provided they have not already been used as a pitcher. There are exceptions to this rule: In some cases, the vintage was deduced by comparing the play results with those in versions of known vintage.

Cherryl Weikert April 30, at This 3-man rotation begins new at the beginning of each best-of-three series. No limit to sacrifice attempts. High number is home team. Darold August 17, at 3: You will receive your highest choice as long as that team was not already selected prior to receiving your top 5 picks.

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Outfielder assists on extra-base hits varied with pitching grade; fly out to centerfield on play results 30 and 32 with two out and bases empty. Finding the different versions of the boards was fascinating to me, but identifying the changes in play results between different versions was tedious.

Our goal is to have 4 team s in each division, with a schedule consisting of 9 games. A starting pitcher must pitch at least the first 5 innings of the game, unless his grade has been reduced prior to completing 5 innings, or if he has given up any 5 runs, earned or unearned, he may be removed from the game, even before his grade is reduced. Saturday, April 2nd, — 8: A player cannot start at a position not listed on their card, unless due to injuries, your team no longer has a player available at a position.


More recently, another new version was discovered version 10a. Because no dates were printed on the aapba boards, complete games were needed to ruless their vintage.

Skip to content WHAT: No pitcher can ever be used to hit. The goal is to get to 32 teams, which would be the maximum of teams allowed in the tourney.

Revisions of the Basic Playing Boards for the APBA Baseball Game by F.A. ‘Dusty’ Welsh

The Unusual Play Card and Error Distribution Card will be used the versions printed in various issues of the APBA Journal — copies of the cards will be supplied at the tournament — in easy to read format. AND, the spiral bound rule book is not even sold in the store!

In bracket play, the higher seeded team is home team for game 1. Where else could I am getting that kind of info written in such a perfect manner? He passed away suddenly while on a fishing trip in July of Division size will ultimately depend on the total number of teams entered into the tournament. The APBA playing boards for the basic baseball game have undergone multiple revisions since the original version. To be used as a starting pitcher, the split-grade pitchers still need to appear in the list of available Starting Pitchers on the APBA issued team lineup sheet no asterisk on the lineup sheet.