New Bat Rule 2018
As of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard are implemented.
Bats having the USA Baseball Bat marking are now available for purchase from retailers.
Tee Ball bats will not be manufactured with a logo. MVLL will inspect Tee Ball bats used in the league and affix a sticker. Watch for our bat certification event announcements.
Little League International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information. Click here to find the latest bat information, including the current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms, the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and a series of frequently asked questions, with answers and licensed bat lists.
T-Ball Bats -
Starting on January 1, 2018, all Tee Ball bats in the Little League Baseball Tee Ball program must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying text. Tee Ball bats that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of the new standard can be certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program for use with approved Tee Ball baseballs for Little League play. [DO NOT purchase stickers. MVLL will have bat inspection events to affix stickers before the start of 2018 season practices and games.]
Rookie, Farm, Minors, and Majors Bats -
2018: USA Baseball marking, 2-5/8 inch barrel maximum
Juniors Bats -
1) 2-1/4 inch alloy/metal barrel with BPF stamp of 1.15
2) 2-5/8 inch alloy/metal barrel (no marking required)
3) 2-5/8 inch composite barrel with BBCOR stamp
USA Baseball marking,
2 5/8” barrel maximum, and
NO BBCOR ALLOWED