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Baseball Bat Information

Baseball Bat Information

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Here is the latest aggregation of information on baseball bats in the various divisions of Little League.

On Sept. 1, 2010, Little League placed a moratorium on composite-barreled baseball bats with a barrel diameter of 2 5/8 inches. That moratorium was extended to 2 1/4 inch composite-barreled baseball bats on Dec. 30, 2010. Both moratoriums remain in place, but some specific models of composite-barreled baseball bats have received a waiver of the moratorium after a testing/approval process.

  • The current list of LICENSED non-wood, non-composite barreled bats with a barrel diameter of 2 1/4 inches: http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/2011ApprovedNonWoodBatList.pdf (IMPORTANT!!! --This is NOT a list of all usable 2 1/4 inch bats, which would include thousands of bats and would be impossible to compile. This is only a list of LICENSED bats. To be used in games and practices, a baseball bat only needs to: 1. Meet the specifications of Rule 1.10 for the division involved, and; 2. Not currently be subject to the moratorium on composite-barreled baseball bats.)
  • The current list of LICENSED, TESTED, AND APPROVED composite-barreled baseball bats with a barrel diameter of 2 1/4 inches: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/approvedcompbatssmall.htm (IMPORTANT!!! -- This is only a list of 2 1/4 inch composite barrel baseball bats that have been licensed, tested, and approved. To be used in games and practices, a baseball bat only must: 1. Meet the specifications of Rule 1.10 for the division involved, and; 2. Not be currently subject to the moratorium on composite-barreled baseball bats.)
  • The current list of TESTED AND APPROVED composite-barreled baseball bats with a barrel diameter of 2 5/8 inches: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/approvedcompbats.htm (IMPORTANT!!! -- This is only a list of 2 5/8 inch barrel baseball bats that have been tested and approved. There are no 2 5/8 inch baseball bats that are licensed by Little League. To be used in games and practices, a baseball bat only must: 1. Meet the specifications of Rule 1.10 for the division involved, and; 2. Not be currently subject to the moratorium on composite-barreled baseball bats.)

Important information regarding the three lists noted above -- These lists do NOT depict all the bats that could be used in games and practices. Such lists would be impossible to compile, as they would include thousands of bats. There also is no way to compile a list of bats that are not usable in games or practices. Also, a bat is not required to carry the words “Little League” on it. The key to follow is this … To be used in Little League games and practices, a baseball bat only must: 1. Meet the specifications of Rule 1.10 for the division involved, and; 2. Not be currently subject to the moratorium on composite-barreled baseball bats.