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Bat rule update for Baseball
by posted 12/15/2017

Coaches and Parents,

Bat rule update for Baseball - Rookie, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget divisions only.

Liberty and Senior Bat rules will not be impacted by new USA BASEBALL STAMPS.  Same Liberty and Senior 2017 rules apply, which can be found on website.


HPBA is going to allow BOTH the new USA Baseball bats (regardless of barrel diameter), and grandfather 2 ¼” USSSA 1.15 BPF bats.

BIG BARREL USSSA 1.15 BPF bat that over 2 ¼” in diameter are still not approved.

As some of you may know, USA Baseball has changed their bat standard for the upcoming season. These changes go into effect for all Little League starting January 1, 2018. All bats must be marked with the USA Baseball stamp. These bats are not limited to the 2 ¼” diameter standards that Hamlin Park has adhered to in the past.

Hamlin Park Baseball Association is not affiliated with Little League. We do not need to adhere to their rules. However, we understand that the supply of the bats on the market is now primarily in the new USA Baseball standard.

Rick Dooley

HPBA Commissioner

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