BASEBALL RULES OF INTEREST, CONT.
Player Eligibility: There are no age restrictions on player eligibility in the Midwest League,
however, no more than two players on a team’s active list may have five or more years of
prior service. A player shall be credited with one year of minor league service for each
season he was active or on the Disabled List of a minor league club for at least 30 days.
Qualifying Marks: To qualify for the league batting championship, a player must have a
minimum of 378 plate appearances. To qualify for the ERA title, a pitcher must have at least
112 innings pitched.
Saves Rule: One save per game may be credited to a team. Credit a pitcher with a save
when he meets all three of the following criteria:
1) He is the finishing pitcher in a game won by his club; and
2) He is not the winning pitcher; and
3) He qualifies under one of the following conditions:
a) He enters the game with a lead of no more than three runs and pitches for at least
one inning; or
b) He enters the game with the potential tying run either on base, at bat, or on deck; or
c) He pitches effectively for at least three innings.
A “blown save” occurs when a pitcher who has entered a game in a save situation departs
with the save situation no longer in effect because he has given up the lead. If the save
situation still exists when he leaves the game, he is not charged with a save opportunity.
If he has not given up the lead when he leaves the game, even though the save situation
may no longer exist, he is not charged with a save opportunity.
WHERE THE STARS COME TO PLAY
20 Midwest League 2019
SOUTH BEND, INDIANA