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             Children - Boys and Girls - Ages 5 - 15 
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The Cabbage Ball rules are similar to Softball, but with a few differences.  In Softball, leads can be taken, bases can be stolen, and batters can bunt.  In Cabbage Ball, no bunting, stealing, or taking leads!  Other than this, the sport is very similar and easy to learn.  The beauty about Cabbage Ball is that no gloves are needed, which makes it easy to put together games as well as save money, especially with the price of gloves today!  Some adults as well as children are intimidated by the speed of baseball and softball.  Well, the speed of Cabbage Ball is still fast, BUT, in a safer way!  Listed below are the rules of the famous New Orleans sport, Cabbage Ball!
1 Playing area:  Playgrounds, corner lots, school quads, gymnasiums, recreational facilities, and other locations.  Basically, anywhere a diamond can be lined and bases can be placed.

2 Equipment:  The ball will be regulation 16-inch Cabbage Ball.  No fielder's gloves will be allowed.  Softball bats are the only legal bats allowed and the school will provide the bats.  Baseball bats are not allowed.

3 Forfeit Rule:  Each team can field 10 players, but not less than eight players.  Under eight players results in a forfeit. 
4 Slow Pitch:  The game is classified as a "Slow Pitch" game unless specified within a league.  "Fast Pitch" is an option(Popular in older youth leagues and can be allowed in adult leagues as well).

5 Pitching:  A pitched ball must be underhand and must have a 3-foot minimum arc from the release point of the pitcher's hand.  When a team is at bat, each batter will be allowed three strikes. In male and mixed adult leagues, the underhand pitch to the males can have a spin to it.  The underhand pitch to females cannot have a spin. 

6 Mixed League Rule:  Each team must field at least five females.  An example would be if a team has only four females and six males, the slot where the fifth female would have batted will result in an automatic out.
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7 Batting:  The batter must make a full swing at the ball.  No bunts or half swings are allowed.  A bunt or a half swing will cause the batter to be out.  Throwing the bat after a swing is an automatic out.

8 Batting order:  Each team will have a batting order.  If a team bats out of order, then an out is given to the team.  If a team is not standing against the fence during someone else's at bat, then an out will be given to the team batting. In mixed leagues, the batting order must rotate, male, female, male, female.

9 Length of Game:  In schools, the game will end when the instructor signals the end of class.  Whichever team is leading at that point will be declared the winner.  You do not revert back to the last completed full inning.  Play as many innings as possible during a class period.  Three outs per team constitutes that teams half inning.  In Adult and Youth Leagues, the length of the game is seven innings or one hour.  There is a 10 run rule!  If either team is winning by more than 10 points after the 5th inning, the game is over.

10 Base Running:  A base runner may not take a lead.  The base runner must remain on the base until the pitch crosses home plate or until the ball is batted by the batter.  Leading off will cause the player to be called out.  No base stealing is allowed.  A base runner is not allowed to run more than 3 feet inside the baseline (a baseline being a straight line between one base and the next successive base.)  A base runner may not interfere with a fielder who is attempting to field a batted ball.

11 Distance Between Bases:  In baseball, the distance between the bases is 90 feet.  In Cabbage Ball, it is common for the bases to be spaced out according to the age group.
Adult & Youth (11-15 years) - 50 feet between bases, Youth (5-10 years) - 30 feet between bases.

12 Interference:  A base runner may not interfere with a fielder who is attempting to field a batted ball.  If such interference occurs, the runner is declared out and the batter is awarded first base.

13 Positions:  Pitcher, Catcher, First Base, Second Base, Third Base, Short Stop, Left Center, Right Center, Left Field, and Right Field.  Some teams can also have a Short Stop and a Long Stop.  A Long Stop is basically one of the outfielders playing in shallow field and the Short Stop is aside the pitcher.

14 Scorekeeper and Umpire:  During league play, each game will need one umpire and one scorekeeper.  Depending on the city, the average cost is $20 from each team, resulting in $2 per person from each team will cover the scorekeeper and the umpire..
HELPFUL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CABBAGE BALL ITSELF!
A Cabbage Ball needs to be broken in, meaning the more you play, the softer it gets!  So the more you play, the more cushion for the pushin!
Do not get a Cabbage Ball wet.  Do not even play on a wet surface.  If you want to make use of a Cabbage Ball for a long time, avoid getting the ball wet!
Stay off of the cement.  It can be played on gymnasiums, sand, grass, tennis courts, and even most black tops.  Avoid hard surfaces like the street. Playing Cabbage Ball on cement will make the life of a ball short!
Keep the ball inside and avoid leaving it outside.  Yes, it's great to play indoors and outdoors, but do not leave the ball outside for the weather to turn the ball into a real cabbage!
A word from the Commissioner - When forming a team, just remember that team shirts are required during league play.  Sometimes, with the economy like it is, purchasing team shirts can be difficult.  Find a sponsor that will purchase the team shirts as well as put up the league fee.  This will be free advertisement not only within your community but if the team makes it national, free nationwide advertising!  If no sponsor is available within your area, check with CabbageBall.org for national sponsors that may be interested in sponsoring your team!