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NEW BAT STANDARDS FOR BABE RUTH 2018 PLEASE TAKE NOTE

Nov 23, 2017 9:42 AM
GVBR

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY WOODEN BATS ARE USED IN SPRING SENIOR LEAGUE VIENNA/FALLS CHURCH PLAY

 

 

UpDated:  For 2018 Playing Season

 

Babe Ruth League, Inc. Approved and Non-Compliant Bats


"It is the policy of Babe Ruth League, Inc. to assure the safety of all participants.  Accordingly, Babe Ruth League, Inc. reserves the right to ban any equipment, including bats, at any time, including during the season, based upon a change of existing policy and/or upon new information made available to Babe Ruth League, Inc."

See below to read about the USABat Standard to be used beginning on January 1, 2018.

To read about the USABat T-Ball Sticker Program beginning on January 1, 2018, visit

https://www.baberuthleague.org/media/301774/USABat%20Tee%20Ball%20Sticker%20Program%20Overview.pdf

Visit   https://usabat.com/   for the list of USA Bat Standard approved bats.

Babe Ruth League Bat Rules

2017

2018

T-Ball

Marked for T-Ball Use

USA Baseball T-Ball Stamp

Cal-Ripken Baseball

2 1/4" Barrel with 1.15 BPF Marking

USA Baseball Marking
2 5/8" Barrel Maximum

NO BBCOR BATS

Babe Ruth Baseball 13-15

2 5/8" Barrel
Aluminum or

Composite BBCOR .50

USA Baseball Marking or BBCOR .50
2 5/8” Barrel

Babe Ruth Baseball 16-18

All Bats Must Be
BBCOR .50
No Greater Than -3

All Bats Must Be
BBCOR .50
No Greater Than -3

 

PENALTY

  • If the illegal bat is discovered prior to a batter completing his "at bat" the bat is simply removed from play and the "at bat" continues.
  • A player who uses an illegal bat or non-conforming barrel dimension and hits a fair ball will be ruled out.  No advancement on the bases will be allowed, and any outs during the play shall stand.  This is an appeal play.  The "at bat" will be considered legal once a pitch is thrown to the next batter.
  • Any bat discovered prior to the game that does not conform to the above rule shall be directed to be removed immediately and not be allowed for use during the game. 

If you have any questions on approved or non-compliant bats, do not hesitate to contact Babe Ruth Headquarters.

 

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