Starting in the Spring 2018 season, Babe Ruth League is implementing new bat standards for T-Ball, Cal Ripken, and Babe Ruth Baseball (13-15yo). Details of the rules can be found on the Babe Ruth website here.
A summary of the changes by division:
As of now (August 7, 2017), new USABats are still not available. However, we want to share this information for people considering buying a new bat this fall as any bats currently on the market will not be eligible in the spring for the Cal Ripken divisions.
Update (August 23, 2017): Bats are becoming available by various manufacturers and can be found in some stores. Be sure to look for the USABat stamp for bats that will be eligible in the spring.
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