New: 2018 Bat Rules

Babe Ruth League

Updated Thursday March 15, 2018 by LYB.

"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."

Click Here to read about the USABat Standard to be used beginning on January 1, 2018.

Click Here to read about the USABat T-Ball Sticker Program beginning on January 1, 2018.

Click Here 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

Babe Ruth Softball

Marked as "Official Softball Bat"
or "Official Fastpitch Bat"

Marked as "Official Softball Bat"
or "Official Fastpitch Bat"

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.