November 23, 2011
follow up our previous correspondence and information posted on the Babe
Ruth League website, this correspondence provides details on all
baseball bats approved by Babe Ruth League, Inc. for 2012 local league
and tournament play. Such descriptions will be included as part of the
2012 Babe Ruth League Rules and Regulations.
CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL DIVISION
bat may not exceed 33”in length, and the bat barrel may not exceed 2 ¼”
in diameter. Only 2 ¼” barrel non-wood bats marked BPF 1.15 will be
allowed. Wood 2 ¼” barrel bats are allowed.
13-15 BASEBALL DIVISION
bat may not exceed 34” in length, and the bat barrel may not exceed 2
5/8” in diameter. All aluminum/alloy barrel bats and all composite
handle (only) aluminum/alloy barrels are allowed. Only composite barrel
bats certified and marked BBCOR .50 will be allowed. Wood barrel bats
conforming to the specifications of Official Baseball Rule 1.10 are
16-18 BASEBALL DIVISION
bat may not exceed 34” in length and the bat barrel many not exceed 2
5/8” in diameter or be greater than a -3 length to weight ratio. Only
metal/composite bats certified and marked BBCOR .50 are allowed. Wood
barrel bats conforming to the specifications of Official Baseball Rule
1.10 are allowed.
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”
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.