The purpose for which this association is organized is to develop amateur sports programs for the youth of the Hightstown and East Windsor Township areas and neighboring townships.

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League Presidents, Commissioners and National Umpire Association Members

FROM:
 

 

Steven M. Tellefsen, President/CEO
 

DATE:
 

 

February 16, 2010
 

RE:

 

New Bat Regulation


As you are aware, the International Board of Directors of Babe Ruth League, Inc. approved a new bat regulation for the 13-15 Division beginning with the 2010 season for local league and tournament play.  This regulation limits the diameter of the bat barrel to 2 5/8”.  There is no length to weight ratio requirement (i.e. no drop). 

This is the direction most amateur baseball programs are taking.  High School Baseball organizations have already implemented the 2 5/8” -3 rule.  As such, bat manufacturers will be concentrating on producing bats that fall within this dimension for the 13-15 age groups.

We at home plate do realize the costs involved in participating in youth sports and how much of a challenge it is to outfit your children with the best equipment possible, especially during this difficult economic climate.  Therefore, for 2010, we will allow the use of bats with a 2 ¾” barrel size for 13-15 local league play only.  Bats with a 2 5/8” dimension will be the only approved bat for use during 13-15 District, State and Regional Tournaments, as well as during the World Series.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding with this issue, as well as for the time you invest for the benefit of our young athletes. 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. 

SMT/tc

cc:  District, State and Regional Commissioners