Speed and Accuracy in Black and White
National Director at National Umpires Association Jim Stros says: The creative process James Bettencourt has taken putting this book together is one of a kind. Highly recommended for all umpires at every level including all fans, and coaches. A fantastic read.  

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High School Umpires: A must read! 
Amazon 5.0 out of 5 stars       By Gil on January 16, 2017

This book should be on every high school umpire's book shelf. It is clear and easy to read.It clarifies the most complex rules and gives the umpire (reader) a better understanding of the intent of the rules. I'm sure Mr. Bettencourt will continue updating the content and keep the book up to date as the rules for high school change. I'll be sharing this book with our newer umpires at the Federation of Umpires (over 100 members) in the Bay Area!


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Mr. Brian Luth, U.S. Army Recruiting Command and NCOA Umpire shared the following: “Just wanted to thank you for your book last week at the Vacaville class! I’ve been able to grasp a lot of things a lot easier since reading it!”

“I would endorse your book to anyone who umpires or coaches! I’m passionate about the game of baseball and anything that makes our game better it’s a +++.”


Just like the Peregrine Falcon, Baseball Rules in Black and White is designed for speed and accuracy. 


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As the author of Baseball Rules in Black and White it gives me great pleasure to announce that a percentage of all book sales will be donated to Little League Inc. and The American Legion baseball programs that do so much for children everywhere.
Little League Inc & The American Legion

James C. Bettencourt






Billy Haze endorses Baseball Rules in Black and White

Billy Haze NCAA Division I, CWS Umpire: My endorsement of Baseball Rules in Black and White is an easy one for me! When author Jim Bettencourt came to me with his vision of creating a user friendly version of specific baseball rules, I saw potential. It soon became clear that Baseball Rules in Black and White is more than a simplified version of baseball rules, I was intrigued. 


When I recognized that Baseball Rules in Black and White was designed to speed up finding a rule, simplify the rule and state the rule into basic language, I knew Baseball Rules in Black and White would benefit everyone in baseball.   


Billy Haze 2016 College World Series Omaha, Nebraska


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5.0 out of 5 stars By Amazon Customer on November 3, 2016

As a baseball mom who raised three children in a small Northern California town, baseball was equivalent to eating, sleeping and breathing. During a game when an Umpire makes a questionable call that prompts an appeal from a coach, player or fan, "Oh boy, look out". Game delay! Jim Bettencourt, well respected Umpire and lovable citizen of our community, thank you for writing this book. It's simply a gem for any coach, umpire, parent or player to have in their possession to refer to. This can assist in bringing clarity and simplicity to often times overly complicated moments in a game. Susan G


5.0 out of 5 star By Amazon Customer on September 7, 2016

Every parent who has kids in H S Baseball should have this book at their side during games.Large font, easy to read and understand. Thank you for this book,wish I would have had this a long time ago


5.0 out of 5 stars By Amazon Customer on December 1, 2016

Great book, made the rules easy to understand, as a Coach, I wish one of these would be handed to every parent that comes to a game.

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Kenneth J Paul Sr. says: After decades of officiating in several baseball leagues and divisions throughout Northern California, I was recently invited to join the Northern California Officials Association. Being my rookie year with a new association I diligently studied the NFHS rule book. After countless hours of study, I was introduced to Baseball Rules in Black & White. The simplicity of its contents has boosted my confidence on, as well as off the field. 

“The B&W is a must have tool for any level of officials, coaches, and yes, even the fans”    



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Baseball Rules in Black & White, 2017 Edition

“Difficult High School Baseball Rules Made Easy”


The new 2017 Edition includes three additional rule topics, plus the 2017 high school rule changes. The 2017 Edition has expanded to a total of 19 troublesome rule topics. From those 19 troublesome rules over 200 ruling actions, examples, and summaries in basic language and large font are provided. Each of the over 200 rulings include the original rule & page number from the high school rule book and this book includes a Table of Contents listed in alphabetical order, making finding a rule simple.


Baseball Rules in Black and White will accelerate and increase a new umpire’s baseball rule knowledge substantially. It is a great refresher for veteran umpires and coaches. By reading easy to find, clearly stated rules you will learn more in less time than reading a conventional rule book!


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First: Baseball Rules in Black and White takes 19 troublesome rule topics and extracts over 200 rulings, examples, and summaries in a font friendly format.


Second: With each revised ruling the original rule & page number are included from the high school rule book. 


Third: Baseball Rules in Black and White translates difficult rule book language into basic language and comprehensive information. This book has a Table of Contents listed in alphabetical order, a completely new concept for baseball rule books.


The 2017 Edition includes Infield Fly, Runner Hit by Fair  Batted Ball and Courtesy Runner Rules.


The days of wasting time flipping through pages trying to find the correct ruling are over!

There has never been a book about baseball rules that accomplishes what this book does. Completely understanding the rule will allow you to make the call without hesitation.

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