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.




Decertified Bats

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.

On 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 USABat Standard.

Team 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 bats.

30-Inch Easton Ghost X (-10) 2 5/8” (YBB18GX10 & LL18GHX)

The 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 https://USABat.com

Customer Information: Any questions regarding returns, refunds or warranty claims for the Easton Ghost X 30/20 should be directed to Easton via email at ghostreturn@easton.com or at 1-844-531-7079. Any questions regarding this decertification may be directed to USA Baseball at USABat@USABaseball.com.



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Changes in bat standards effective 2018
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Rule 3:07 Batting all available players is allowed in COACH PITCH AGE GROUPS,  This is only an option. Playing 10 in farm league is allowed. 

1.     Opting to bat all available players must be declared before the game starts.

2.     If this option is used, you must finish with the same number of batters you started with.

3.     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).

4.     Minimum number of players (10) in farm league and 9 in minor and freshman must be maintained at all times. (PENALTY:  Forfeit).

5.     If batting all available players, “Free Defensive Substitution” is allowed.  Batting order must be maintained at all times. 

6.     No free substitution for pitcher.  That is still governed by pitching rules. 

In 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.




Official Baseballs and Softballs
for Tennessee Dizzy Dean

2018 Information

Online Forms
2018 Baseball Rules
2018 Softball Rules
Scholarship Info.


Request for
 Transfer Form



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