Baseball Rules in Black and White™ 

"A Better Way to Learn and Apply the Rules of Baseball"™  

2018 College Edition Baseball Rules in Black and White book cover

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learning resources for rules education pertaining to the most frequently called rules in the game of baseball, at each specific level of play.

What's New!

Cardinal Publishing Group and Baseball Rules in Black and White have entered into a contract agreement to produce the Baseball Rules in Black and White series through 2023. We are more than pleased that the 2019 College and High School Editions will be our first books published by Cardinal Publishing Group.

The  2018 College Edition and the 2018 High School Edition of Baseball Rules in Black and White are now available. Get your copy today by clicking on any highlighted titles. 

This book has been developed with a collaboration of dedicated, knowledgeable and highly respected NCAA Division I & II College Umpires, Assignors and Rules Consultants. 

Billy Haze College World Series NCAA Umpire

Billy Haze, 2016 College World Series Umpire

Baseball Rules in Black and White is for umpires at every level of baseball, but far beyond umpires this book should be in the hands of every coach, player, administrator, broadcaster and parent. These educational resources enhance the most complicated and frequently called rules in baseball.

These resources convert difficult rule book language at each specific level of play into basic, easy to read sentences. Each chapter is (filled with related rulings, sub-rulings and examples) with content formatted logically in order of sequence and importance.  Baseball Rules in Black and White’s content will empower anyone desiring baseball rule knowledge.


Doug & Linda McClure Triple Play Umpires

Doug & Linda McClure, Triple Play Umpires

I have read the 2018 College Edition and it is Amazing...

Take a look at what Jim Bettencourt has put together. You know that we at Triple Play Umpires want you to know how to give an answer, By Rule to a coach. 

The 2018 College Edition of Baseball Rules in Black and White will help you to understand NCAA rules, along with the rule references so that your knowledge will be spot on. We at Triple Play Umpires and many others fully recommend that you give this your attention. 

Doug McClure,  NCAA and NAIA Coordinator


Dal Watson, tri-sport official, JUCO umpire

Just finished reading your newest 2018 College Edition of Baseball Rules in Black and White. I really enjoyed your book’s unique format, it is very well done! It is a great supplement to the NCAA rule Book and I will be recommending it to many other college/JUCO officials!

Looking forward to the soon to be released 2018 High School Edition of Baseball Rules in Black and White.

Wishing you the best in 2018,

Dal Watson

Bio: Dal is from Odessa/Midland Texas is a twenty year tri-sport official, six years working baseball with four of those years working at the Junior College level.