Department of New York To Follow National Bat Rule for the 2019 Season

Posted by Paul Engelhart on Feb 19 2019 at 04:00PM PST

American Legion Baseball National Playing Regulations Rule 1.B. Bat Rule:

1. Wood bat. The bat must be a smooth, rounded stick not more than 2 3/4 inches in diameter at its thickest part nor more than 42 inches in length. An indentation in the end of the bat up to 1 inch in depth is permitted (cupped bats).
2. Non-wood bats. Metal, ceramic, composite or graphite bats may be used provided they do not exceed 36 inches in length and the maximum diameter is 2 5/8 inches.
3. Any non-wood bat must have the BBCOR certification code marked on the barrel of the bat.
4. Any non-wood bat that does not display the approved certification mark or in the umpire’s judgment has been altered shall be removed from the game, and the player and team manager shall be ejected.

Dated 2/20/19 (Click on the American Legion logo above to be directed to the 2019 Rule Book)