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.
Mississippi State Dizzy Dean meeting will be held on
Saturday, February 17th, in Batesville at the
Batesville Civic Center.
Breakfast is from 9:00-10:00AM, with the meeting
starting at 10:00AM. Lunch will be from 12:30 – 1:00PM.
The address for the Civic Center is:
Batesville Civic Center
290 Civic Center Dr.
Batesville MS 38606
"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
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