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SSUA APPROVED ASSIGNORS
Dominic DiMare Boston Umpires Assigning Group
Skip Crossman Boston Umpire Assigning Group (Summer Ball Only)
Assignors are not employees of South Shore Umpires Association.
SSUA Umpire Rick Delvecchio selected Cape League’s top umpire of 2015
08/12/2015 5:25 PM – Rick Delvecchio has spent virtually his entire lifetime involved in baseball as a player, coach and for the past several years as an umpire.
A Braintree, Mass., native and a former baseball and ice hockey player for the University of Connecticut, Delvecchio has been named 12th recipient of the Curly Clement Award as top umpire in the Cape Cod Baseball League for 2015.
“It’s an honor to be recognized with an award named after an umpire like Curly Clement,” Delvecchio said. “All umpires strive to be recognized, especially among your peers.”
Delvecchio is vice president of baseball operations at the South Shore Baseball Club in Hingham and was assistant coach for the East Cobb Baseball program of Marietta, Ga., one of the nation’s premier youth baseball programs.
“Rick is known as the ‘baseball magnet’ for his propensity of getting hit by baseballs behind the plate,” Cape League senior deputy commissioner Sol Yassaid. “But he’s a tough guy and never had to leave a game. Confident of his umpiring skills, Rick is in control at all times.”
He played baseball at UConn and Northwest Oklahoma State, where he was a two-time All-American catcher and is the school’s all-time hit leader. Delvecchio is Braintree High’s ice hockey career scoring leader and was defensive standout and leader on the 1989 state champions.
Robert “Curly” Clement worked as a Cape League umpire over a span of four decades and was inducted into the CCBL Hall of Fame in 2002. He umpired 16 NCAA Division I Baseball Regionals, several Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Baseball Championships and two NCAA College World Series.
Affectionately known as the “Candy Man” because of his propensity for passing out candy to players, coaches and field managers during disputes, Clement’s final Cape League appearance was spent working home plate at the 2000 CCBL All-Star game. He died in 2006 after a long illness.
Previous Clement Award winners are Bill Fisher (2014), Pat Burns (2013), Joe Caraco (2012), Mark Ottavianelli (2011), Michael Sadowski (2010), John Leeds (2009), Harry Greer (2008), Tim Carey (2007), Peter Hall (2006), the late Jim McNally (2005) and Walter Bentson (2004).
Shep Long a member of the SSUA recently completed the home base program. Shep recently emailed me with this thanks:
Thanks again for helping me publicize my fundraising run for the 2015 Run to Home Base. Thanks in part to the SSUA, I was able to raise nearly $1200 to help fight “invisible” war wounds such as brain injuries and post-traumatic stress.
I ran the entire race (9K, or roughly 5.5 miles) in full plate gear, and finished in 56:42.
Thanks to all my brother Umpires who helped me in this endeavor
MIAA Spring Newsletter
2015 High School Rule Changes
MBUA — USES MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL RULES
CHANGES BELOW PLEASE (REVIEW)
1.16 Requires helmets for base coaches.
3.05 An existing pitcher who crosses the foul line is required to pitch to a batter, unless a pinch hitter or injury. If at bat or on base at end of inning, if he touches the rubber, must pitch.
6.02(b) Expanded from “stepping out of box” to include anything the batter does to cause the pitcher to balk. Balk nullified.
6.02(c) No longer requires the pitcher to pitch. Dead Ball. Umpire issues the batter a strike.
6.02(d) One foot in the batter’s box.
7.06 Interpretation: Any time a fielder “muffs” a play and he must chase after the ball, any subsequent contact that impedes the progress of the runner is considered to be obstruction.
7.13 Collision Rule at Home Plate.
8.01 Pitcher no longer required to have entire pivot foot in contact with the rubber.
8.02 Going to the mouth on 18′ circle no longer a ball. Wipe off is legal. Failure to wipe off first warning, then a ball.
8.02(b) Pitcher cannot attach anything to fingers, hands or wrists.
8.05(b) Pitcher can no longer fake to third.
8.05(d) Clarified that throwing to an unoccupied base is not a balk as long as the pitcher believed he had a play at that base.
9.02(c) Clarified a check swing appeal rule same as 7.10 appeal rule.
MIAA RULES FOR REVIEW
All non wood bats must be BBCOR certified.
Strike One, Strike Two Policy/Handshake Policy
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The following 2016 Dates TBD SSUA Meetings will be held at the Weymouth Elks starting at 7:30 PM
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Candidate Class will be held at Braintree High School starting in January 13,2016 . If you would like to be come a qualified baseball official contact Dom DiMare at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-413-3851. If you are interested in joining SSUA, our next class will start January 2016. Class will run for eight weeks.
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