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Little League FAQs

Q: How many innings are there in Little League Baseball?
A: There are 6 innings in 12u divisions and less for Tee Ball. There are also sunset, mercy rules and time limits set at both the national and local league level that can lead to less innings being played in an official game.

Q: Can 13 year olds play Little League Baseball?
A: 13 year olds can play play in the Intermediate (50/70), Junior League and Senior League. However, 13-year olds cannot play in the Little League World Series even though historically they could. This is because Little League International changed the "age determination date" to August 31st, right after the Little League World Series concludes each year.

Q: What is the birthday cutoff for Little League?
A: August 31

Q: Can an 8 year old play Little League All Stars?
A: Yes, it's possible but unlikely. 

Q: How old are kids in Little League World Series?
A: The players are aged 10 to 12 years old.

Q: What age is tee ball?
A: Tee-ball is an entry-level sport designed to introduce players, usually between the ages of 4 and 6, to baseball.

Q: What is the run rule in Little League?
A: If at the end of three (3) innings (two and one-half innings if the home team is ahead), one team has a lead of fifteen (15) runs or more, the manager of the team with the least runs shall concede the victory to the opponent. If at the end of a regulation game one team has a lead of ten (10) runs or more, the manager of the team with the least runs shall concede the victory to the opponent. The home team, if behind, must bat in its half of the inning. According to Little League International, this should not be called the “mercy rule” or “slaughter rule.” It is the “Run Rule.”

Q: How far is the pitcher's mound from home plate in Little League?
The pitching distance for divisions of baseball for the Major Division and below is 46 feet.

Q: How far are the bases in Little League?
Generally, the distance between base paths on fields for 12-year-olds and below in baseball and in all divisions of softball is 60 feet. A local Little League board of directors may opt to use a 50-foot diamond in the Tee Ball divisions.
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