*Major League will require evaluations for all 11- and 12-year-olds who register for Major League AND wish to be draft-eligible AND did not play Major League baseball last year. There will be 10 11-year-old players drafted to play in the Major League. Approximately 71 12-year-old players will be drafted to play in the Major League. All other 11 and 12-year-olds not drafted in the Major League will play in AAA. Any 11-year-old not wanting to be draft-eligible for the Major League should register for AAA.
Major League coaches have the option of adding an additional practice during the week.
Like AAA, the Major League is divided into National and American Divisions. The season includes inter-divisional play and a Championship Game between the winners of each Division’s playoffs. Three events per week are scheduled, however, Managers in the Major League have the option of calling an extra practice for a total of no more than 4 events per week. Major League is played with a pitching distance of 50 feet and base paths of 70 feet (50/70).
In addition to the larger field dimensions in the Major League, other rule differences include the following: runners may lead off (requiring pitchers to hold runners on base). Runners may attempt stealing at any time. Pitchers can execute pick-offs, and balks will be called. Head-first slides are permitted (as long as the base runner is not wearing a cage on his/her helmet). A batter may advance to first on a dropped third strike under certain circumstances.