Welcome to the Tennessee
state website for Dizzy Dean Baseball & Softball.
This site was established for the communities and young
people who play Dizzy Dean Baseball and Dizzy Dean
Softball in the state of Tennessee. If you would like to
become a Dizzy Dean sponsored recreational facility,
please contact any National Director.
Effective immediately, the bats depicted below have been
decertified by USA Baseball and are no longer approved
for play in leagues that have adopted the USABat
Standard, including but not limited to the American
Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken
Baseball, Dixie Youth & Dixie Boys Baseball, Little
League Baseball, NABF Baseball, and PONY Baseball.
January 1, 2018, USA Baseball implemented the USABat
Standard for non-wood youth baseball bats. Under USABat,
approved bats that feature the USA Baseball mark are
performance tested and required to perform at a
wood-like standard. The bats listed below have been
compliance tested and ruled non-compliant under the
representatives are asked to check your team’s bats and
withhold these bats from play if your team is in
possession of any. League administrators are asked to
share this information with your umpires. If any of
these bats are attempted to be used during competition,
it should be considered an illegal bat and subject to
league rules regarding the use of illegal or unapproved
30-Inch Easton Ghost X (-10) 2 5/8” (YBB18GX10 &
Easton Ghost X 30/20 YBB18GX10 and LL18GHX 30/20 2 5/8”
has been decertified by USA Baseball and is no longer an
approved bat under the USABat Standard. This applies to
the 30” (-10) length of the Ghost X YBB18GX10 and
LL18GHX. All other certified lengths and drops of the
Easton Ghost X USABat remain approved for play. A full
list of approved bats can be found at
Any questions regarding returns, refunds or warranty
claims for the Easton Ghost X 30/20 should be directed
to Easton via email at
Any questions regarding this decertification may be
directed to USA Baseball at
STATE BIDS will be
held on May 27, 2018 at 2:00pm at
the East Ridge Community Center.
13,14,15,16,17,&18 state tournaments will begin July 5,
2018. Teams interested in playing should have sanction
sheets and rosters in to Jerry Harris by June 5, 2018.
sanction fee is $15.00 per team and can be mailed to:
Jerry Harris, 133 County Road 257, Niota, Tn. 37826
To the Dizzy Dean League National Commissioners,
State, and National board members, I want to introduce
you to one of our league’s marketing and sponsorship
partners; Umpires Media Inc.
Umpires Media is a leading provider of video-based
sports rules explanation…producer of the world’s first
digital baseball rulebook The Baseball Rules Explorer
and testing module for coaches and umpires. There’s an
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Umpires Media has now included the Dizzy Dean Baseball
and Softball rule book within this unique app available
for smart phones and on-line web access. As part of our
partnership with Umpires Media the Dizzy Dean League,
will receive 20% of all revenues on their mobile app
sales in support of our scholarship fund.
We ask that all who work with, coach, umpire, or
volunteer your time to the Dizzy Dean League purchase
one of their specially priced mobile apps by visiting
FUTURE OF BATS
Changes in bat standards effective 2018
Batting all available
players is allowed in COACH PITCH AGE GROUPS, This is only an option. Playing 10
in farm league is allowed.
Opting to bat all available players must be
declared before the game starts.
If this option is used, you must finish with the
same number of batters you started with.
If this option is used and a player cannot bat in
their allotted slot, an out will be called every time
that player is scheduled to bat (remainder of the game).
Minimum number of players (10) in farm league and
9 in minor and freshman must be maintained at all times.
If batting all available players, “Free Defensive
Substitution” is allowed. Batting order must be
maintained at all times.
No free substitution for pitcher. That is still
governed by pitching rules.
all cases including changing their legal residence, the
National State Executive Board of the state in which you
reside, must approve this. Refer to Common Rule 7:04.
The National State Executive Board of each state will
determine the guidelines/eligibility for all player
transfers within their state. All transfer requests
must be turned in to the age group director. Before
first league game, all transfers must be approved by the
National State Executive Board of the state which they
reside. Any boy/girl regardless of number of years
associated with Dizzy Dean, playing at Dizzy Dean
sanctioned parks, regardless of age, or if he/she is an
All Star or not, regardless of extenuating
circumstances, will be eligible to transfer to another
Dizzy Dean sanctioned park, with the approval of both
home park President of player and President of park
transferring to. All requests must be turned in to age
State Director who will meet with National Executive
Board. Parks will be notified of transfer request
decision. All transfer request forms must be completed
and turned in with the league sanction paperwork.
ALL REQUEST FOR TRANSFERS MUST BE IN THE HANDS OF THE
STATE DIRECTOR BEFORE FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON FOR
PLAYER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR TRANSFER.
Official Baseballs and Softballs
for Tennessee Dizzy Dean