Welcome to the
state website for Dizzy Dean Baseball & Softball.
This site was established for the communities and young
people who play Dizzy Dean Baseball and Dizzy Dean
Softball in the state of Mississippi. If you would like to
become a Dizzy Dean sponsored recreational facility,
please contact any National Director.
"FUN, CHARACTER, WINNERS"
Baseball and Dizzy Dean Softball are not for coaches, parents, or
spectators. They are for the youth that play the game. Two of
the greatest outlets for young people are baseball and softball. As a
professional, Dizzy Dean played baseball for the love of the game. He
played with the same enthusiasm, intensity and energy as the youth play the
game today. Dizzy Dean played because it was fun. We must continue to make
baseball and softball fun without placing undue pressure and stress on our
youth. Our youth come first, winning second. When you build the
character in a youth, you build a winner.
There was no organized baseball in Arkansas while Dizzy Dean was growing up
and he was denied the opportunity to play baseball as a young boy. It
was Dizzy Dean's dream that one day every young person would have the
opportunity to play ball. This was Dizzy Dean's dream, this is what
Dizzy Dean Baseball is about.
By: Billy J. Powell
Commissioner - 97/98
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ALL DIZZY DEAN TEAMS ARE ELIGIBLE
IN THE WORLD SERIES THIS YEAR.
Effective immediately, the bats depicted below have been
decertified by USA Baseball and are no longer approved
for play in leagues that have adopted the USABat
Standard, including but not limited to the American
Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken
Baseball, Dixie Youth & Dixie Boys Baseball, Little
League Baseball, NABF Baseball, and PONY Baseball.
January 1, 2018, USA Baseball implemented the USABat
Standard for non-wood youth baseball bats. Under USABat,
approved bats that feature the USA Baseball mark are
performance tested and required to perform at a
wood-like standard. The bats listed below have been
compliance tested and ruled non-compliant under the
representatives are asked to check your team’s bats and
withhold these bats from play if your team is in
possession of any. League administrators are asked to
share this information with your umpires. If any of
these bats are attempted to be used during competition,
it should be considered an illegal bat and subject to
league rules regarding the use of illegal or unapproved
30-Inch Easton Ghost X (-10) 2 5/8” (YBB18GX10 &
Easton Ghost X 30/20 YBB18GX10 and LL18GHX 30/20 2 5/8”
has been decertified by USA Baseball and is no longer an
approved bat under the USABat Standard. This applies to
the 30” (-10) length of the Ghost X YBB18GX10 and
LL18GHX. All other certified lengths and drops of the
Easton Ghost X USABat remain approved for play. A full
list of approved bats can be found at
Any questions regarding returns, refunds or warranty
claims for the Easton Ghost X 30/20 should be directed
to Easton via email at
Any questions regarding this decertification may be
directed to USA Baseball at
FUTURE OF BATS
Changes in bat standards effective 2018
The State of Mississippi Executive Board has established
the boundaries as the Public High School District in
which you live.
The voting body of the Mississippi Dizzy Dean area
leagues voted at the February 11, 2017 annual meeting to
adopt time limits for tournament games. All
games in all age groups, will have a time limit
according to that age until they reach the championship game(s).
(Common Rule 19:14) All championship games will be no time limit, full 6
inning games according to the rule book. These time
limits are not “drop dead” time limits, which means, you
must finish the inning.
Dizzy Dean Pitch
The National Board for Dizzy Dean adopted a pitch count
this year for boy’s baseball. Please consult the 2017
rule book for the pitch count chart. This rule is in
effect now and will be used in league play as well as