MLY Rules At a Glance
Major League Yardball’s playing rules mirror the rules of baseball as much as possible, including the use of
gloves and running bases. The official game ball is the wiffle ball brand,
eight-slotted ball. Bats are restricted to 2 and 5/8 inches in diameter at the widest point.
MLY has adopted a fixed strike zone for determining balls and strikes. Pitched balls that land within the
outlined dimensions are strikes. The distance between the pitcher’s mound and the plate may not be less
than or exceed 45 feet. However, the strike zone is set an additional two feet behind the plate, making 47 feet the total
distance from the front of the rubber to the strike zone.
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