NEW 2018 USA Baseball Bat Standards


2018 USA Baseball Bat Rules & Guidelines

  • Starting January 1, 2018 USA Baseball is instituting a new bat standard which will be approved for play in AABC Baseball, Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth Baseball & Dixie Boys Baseball, Little League Baseball® (all divisions except Senior League) and PONY Baseball
  • Barrels up to 2-5/8" are now approved for ages 14 and under
  • Players will need a new bat stamped with the new USA Baseball Mark
  • New USA Baseball approved bats are now available for purchase at

These guidelines are good to follow, but you should always check with your local league to confirm which bat rules the will be following

NEW RULES, SAME RULER. Technical, Powerful, Supernatural. Loud, Powerful, Brute Strength. 2018/2019 USA Bats available now. Look for this stamp on the handle of your bat! Another easy way to identify a new USA Baseball approved bat, is to look for a green sticker on the barrel.

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