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Baseball Bat Information

Little League® International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information, that includes the latest bat information, current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, and a series of frequently asked questions.

Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.

This page was last updated on December 15, 2017.


USABat Kit Grants Available for Leagues in Need


Starting December 15, local leagues that are chartered for the 2018 season and in good standing with Little League International will be eligible to apply for the Bat Grant program.

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USA Baseball Bat Standard FAQ

Have a question? We have the answer! Review a list of Frequently Asked Questions and answers on the USABat Standard.
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USA Baseball Website

Approved bat list, FAQs, and more from USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the United States.
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2018 Baseball Bat Chart
Minors & Majors
2018
USA Baseball marking
2 5/8” barrel maximum
Intermediate (50/70) & Junior
2018
USA Baseball marking
2 5/8” barrel maximum
NO BBCOR ALLOWED
Senior
2018
ALL bats must be BBCOR

Rule 1.10


The bat must be a baseball bat which meets the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat) as adopted by Little League. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick, and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat).
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Tee Ball Bats


Starting on January 1, 2018, all Tee Ball bats in the Little League Baseball® Tee Ball program must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying text. Tee Ball bats that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of the new standard can be certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program for use with approved Tee Ball baseballs for Little League play. Tee Ball bats for Little League Softball® Tee Ball programs must follow the Little League Softball Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies.
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Decertified BBCOR Bats


Effectively immediately and until notified otherwise, the following bat models should be considered non-compliant and subject to Senior Baseball Rules 1.10 and 6.06(d).

 Reebok Vector-TLS 33-inch model (View Release)
 Marucci CAT5 33-inch model (View Release)
 Marucci CAT5 Squared 34-inch model (View Release)
 Marucci Black 33-inch and 34 inch models (View Release)