Roy Hobbs World Series Rules and Guidelines
Roy Hobbs World Series Bat Regulations
Bat guidelines completely updated, March 1, 2018
The Roy Hobbs Baseball bat policy for the Roy Hobbs World Series and Sunshine Classic events is as follows:
a. All Bats must be solid wood, single-unit construction and cannot be hollow.
b. Bats with wood barrels and handles of a different composition or design are prohibited. (Laminated wood bats and AX Bats are approved as long as they meet the 100% wood and non-hollow specs above.)
c. There are no requirements that bat companies certify their bats, unless the bat is challenged and Roy Hobbs officials cannot make a determination of the bat’s construction with data at hand.
d. On Challenged bats during a game, event playing rules take precedence. In absence of written rules, Umpires may either 1) call for a tournament official to make a decision, or 2) confiscate the challenged bat and deliver it to tournament officials at the conclusion of the game.
e. Approved bats include all Baum Bats and the following DeMarini bats: DI13 Pro Maple, D110 Pro Maple, D243 Pro Maple, D271 Pro Maple (hollow and 2-piece DeMarini bats are not approved). The aforementioned bats are approved as long as MLB continues to approve them for short-season MILB minor league play.
Please note, while Roy Hobbs Baseball does not mandate local bat policies, Roy Hobbs strongly encourages local leagues and other sanctioned Roy Hobbs events to develop bat policies
Ties in the standings to determine ranking for final pool game will be broken according to the following priority:
1. Head-to-head results in games involving the tied teams. In the case of more than 2 teams tied and not all teams faced each other, head-to-head is bypassed.
2. Runs allowed in all games.
3. Runs allowed in best 3 games.
4. Runs allowed in best 2 games.
5. Runs allowed in best game.
6. Flip a coin.
Note: If multiple teams are tied, and teams are eliminated by one of the tiebreakers, RH will go back to step #1 and start again with the remaining teams.
Rankings after pool play to set playoff seeds will be done by record, with ties broken as follows:
1. Head-to-head results in games involving the tied teams. In the case of more than 2 teams tied and not all teams faced each other, head-to-head is bypassed. (Exception: If one team defeated all of the teams with whom it is tied, it wins the tiebreaker regardless of whether all of the other teams played each other.)
2. Runs allowed in best 4 games. (Remove worst game.)
3. Runs allowed in all games.
4. Runs allowed in best 3 games. (Remove 2 worst games, etc.)
5. Runs allowed in best 2 games.
6. Runs allowed in best game.
Note I: If multiple teams are tied, and teams are eliminated by one of the tiebreakers, RH will go back to step #1 and start again.
Note II: In AAAA double-elimination playoffs, seeds are set by the competition committee and based on above criteria as well as strength of schedule.
Note III: Roy Hobbs Baseball reserves the right to adjust tiebreaker guidelines to ensure the competitive spirit of the game. Any adjustments, however, will be done in consultation with members of the Roy Hobbs Managers’ Advisory Committee.
In single elimination the higher seed team is the home team in all matchups. Except when a best of championship series where the home team alternates, starting with the higher seed.
In double elimination the higher seed team is the home team in all matchups, except the championship. In the championship, the team from the winner’s bracket with no losses is the home team in game 1, regardless of seed. If a second game is required, the home team is the team that came from the loser’s bracket.