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WELCOME TO THE ONLINE HOME OF THE ALLIANCE HOT STOVE BASEBALL LEAGUE

Registration for the 2024 SPRING/SUMMER SEASON HAS CLOSED. GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF OUR PLAYERS AND TEAMS!


Frequently asked questions

For anyone who has questions regarding the upcoming season - particularly if you're new to Alliance or our program - here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers that may help.  


BECOME AN UMPIRE

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN UMPIRE FOR HOT STOVE BASEBALL, PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE REGISTRATION BY FOLLOWING THE LINK.  IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, YOU MAY CONTACT OUR CHIEF UMPIRE, JASON NUTTER, AT 330-257-0935.

Ohio Hot Stove Baseball League

Click on this link to visit the official state web site for all of your league information needs.

OHSBL RULE CHANGES for 2024

The following are new rules and rule modifications for 2024:

1. Class H base distance was changed to 65 feet. See Rule 1.1.A and Rule 1.1.C (in “blue” book.)  

2. Courtesy Runner (CR) for the catcher was amended to allow player that will be the catcher the next inning is permitted to have a CR. See Rule 3.7.

3. Bench Restriction has been added as a penalty for misconduct. See Rule 4.6.E in the blue book and Rule 4.8.

4. An international tie breaker has been added. See Rule 4.10.B.1.

5. The time limit for Class EE, E and D were added to match Classes G and F (no new inning after 2 hours 15 minutes.) See Rule 4.10.E.2.

6. The protest fee has been increased to $200. See Rule 4.19 and Rule 11.12.E in the blue book.

7. Class I coach pitch rules have been changed to allow players to receive 5 pitches at most but are able to foul off the 5th and consecutive pitches. See Rule 10.3.C.1.

8. Class I coach pitch rules have been changed to a “three strikes and you’re out” rule. See Rule 10.3.C.2.

9. Rule10.2.R was removed; protests are now permitted in Class I.

10. Class I daily pitch limits have been updated to reflect days of rest required. Note that in Class I, pitchers may pitch either their daily pitch limit or 2 innings, whichever comes first. See Rule 8.10 and Rule 10.3.F.

11. This Rule Book (“the white book”) has been condensed to include the most common rules. Full text of all rules, policies and tournament rules can be found in the 2024-2025 OFFICAL RULES AND POLICIES booklet and is located under “Forms” on www.ohsbl.com. Managers are urged to become familiar with the full rules, policies and tournament rules that govern Ohio Hot Stove Baseball. 


Additional rule changes

Additional rules changes (from recent years) are available for review on the coaches corner tab.


Follow your team or League on the FREE SportsEngine app!

Download the free SportsEngine app for Android and Apple devices, or follow us on the web with your PC or mobile browser!  Once you create an account using only your email address and unique password, you'll be able to follow your team or league schedule, standings, or scores throughout the season.  You can use the team ID that appears in the top right corner of each team's page to find them on the app or you can search for them by name.   League officials will be able to make updates to the scores and standings with the touch of their screens!  If you have any questions, please free to write to us at alliancehotstove@gmail.com


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