2017 Baseball Bat Information
T-Ball, 5U, 6U - 2 1/4" Barrels
7U, 8U, 9U, and 10U Minors - 2 1/4" Barrels
10U Majors, 11U, 12U - Up to 2 5/8" Barrels
13U, 14U, 15-18U - Up to 2 5/8" Barrels
Although Cal Ripken / Babe Ruth and NKB will not have any changes to the current bat requirements for the 2017 season, please be aware of the implementation of the new USABat standard for all Cal Ripken / Babe Ruth play beginning January 1, 2018.
To read the letter to the Babe Ruth membership written by Steven Tellefsen, CEO and President of Babe Ruth League, Inc., concerning the new USABat standard, please click the link below.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CHROME HELMETS ARE NOT ALLOWED FOR LEAGUE PLAY:
Cal Ripken Baseball; Babe Ruth Baseball - CHROME CATCHER’S MASK/HELMET - Chrome batting helmets; Chrome Catcher's Mask/Helmet are not permitted in Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Baseball for local league and tournament play. The batting helmet; catcher's mask/helmet shall not have a chrome or mirror-like surface. The chrome or mirror-like surface is illegal due to its distracting nature which may be dangerous to other players.