Read the new USABat Standard effective January 1, 2018
Effective January 1, 2018 the Babe Ruth League rules governing legal bats for T-Ball, Cal Ripken and 13-15 Baseball have changed.
Cal Ripken Division – All non-wood bats must have the USABat Marking. The Barrel Maximum is 2 5/8″. No BBCOR Bats are permitted in the Cal Ripken Division. For the T-Ball Division, bats must be marked with the USABat T-Ball Stamp. Read more about the USABat T-Ball sticker program.
Babe Ruth Baseball 13-15 Division – All non-wood bats must have the USABat Marking or marked BBCOR .50. Bat Barrel – 2 5/8″.
Babe Ruth Baseball 16-18 Division – All non-wood bats MUST be a BBCOR .50 and no greater than a -3. Barrel – 2 5/8″.
Note: Solid one piece wood bats are permitted for use in all divisions and must conform to Rule 1.10. No laminated or experimental bats shall be used in a game.
Tampering or altering bats may violate certain federal and state laws and voids the USA Baseball certification, as well as all manufacturer warranties. Rolling is considered tampering and would void the bat’s certification and make it illegal for play.