Major League Baseball Rules

Major League Baseball organized it’s first official set of rules in 1869 and has since undergone a number of rule changes over the years. Some changes have greatly changed the game while others, like the video replay rule, have been aimed at modernizing a sport that is cloaked in tradition.

Every year Major League Baseball publishes it’s official rules which are fully accessible online. Most baseball leagues, including Little League, base their rules on Major League Baseball’s rules. For this reason it is important to have an understand of MLB’s rules and the changes they have undergone.

If you’re interested in becoming a Major League Baseball Umpire, MLB.com provides some information to get you started – schools you can attend and how to start down the path to the big leagues.