New 10 Run Per Inning Limit and Mercy Rule Modification
*All rules, including these, can be found in the JAL Rulebook (under the About tab)
- 10 run limit per half inning (7/15/16 - present)
- If a team is ahead by 10 or more at any point after the 1st inning, the game is over (7/15/16 - present)
- If a team is ahead by 10 or more at the end of an inning, the game is over (5/18/15 - 7/15/16)
The reason we have changed these rules a little is because #1: There's going to be a lot more offensive production with the new bats and closer base hit lines, and #2: The way it was set up before, the away team could win by more than 10 runs, but the home team could not.