Babe Ruth Approved Bats


These are the rules for bats, effective January 2018.


Babe Ruth Baseball 13-15

     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

 Please note that GVBR/FCA rules require that only wooden bats may be used for spring Senior League play.  (In interleague play, BBCOR .50 bats may be used.)

Wooden bats must conform to Official Baseball Rule 1.10.


For the Babe Ruth League page on bat rules, go to: 

For the list of USA Bat Standard approved bats go to:   

Penalty for use of an illegal bat

  • 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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