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The new technology has dramatically changed the way baseball bats and softball bats have been produced in the last 20 years. The bats are no longer made only of aluminum, but also of composite, which is known to be a very resistant material consisting of glass, carbon, boron or ceramic fibers that are mainly used in the aeronautical and space industry, in the manufacture of sports equipment, such as rackets and skis, and dental prostheses.

There are also strict regulations on which bats can be used depending on the age range of the player. For some people buying a new baseball nod or softball may be overwhelming, but the following information, we will help you with the whole process.

Types of baseball bats

The baseball bat can be of two types of aluminum (used in lower categories) or wood. The regulations tell us that regulatory baseball bats in order to participate in a national competition must comply with the following, for aluminum bats a bat may not weigh less than three ounces (-3oz) of what it measures in inches and the maximum diameter of The club (contact area / batting area) cannot exceed 2 5/8 inches (6.6675cm). For wooden bats only those made of wood (composite), made entirely of bamboo (bamboo), having a mixture of wood and fiberglass or laminated wood composites are allowed.

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Wooden bats

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Aluminum bats

History of baseball bats

At present, the bats used in baseball have a standard size and weight following the regulations imposed by the different international leagues, but in earlier times, in their origins, baseball bats were carved by hand so depending on the craftsman who will make.

But in 1906, Spalding created the mushroom bat, whose name comes from the hilt finished in this way.

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The materials used in the manufacture of baseball bats are usually maple or ash in the case of wooden or aluminum bats in aluminum bats (redundancy). 

Size chart of baseball bats by height and weight

Depending on weight and your height see which bat we recommend you get to have the best   possible swing according to your weight ratio with your height:

Height in centimeters (cm)
Weight in kilograms (Kg)

Height Weight 100-110 110-120 120-130 130-140 140-150 150-160 160-170 170-180 > 180cm
<27 Kg 27 ″ 28 ″ 29 ″ 29 ″          
28-32 27 ″ 28 ″ 29 ″ 30 ″ 30 ″        
32-36 28 ″ 28 ″ 29 ″ 30 ″ 30 ″ 31 ″      
37 – 41 28 ″ 29 ″ 29 ″ 30 ″ 30 ″ 31 ″      
41 – 45 29 ″ 29 ″ 30 ″ 30 ″ 31 ″ 31 ″ 31 ″    
46 – 50 29 ″ 29 ″ 30 ″ 30 ″ 31 ″ 31 ″ 32 ″    
50 – 54 29 ″ 29 ″ 30 ″ 30 ″ 31 ″ 31 ″ 32 ″    
55 – 59   30 ″ 30 ″ 30 ″ 31 ″ 32 ″ 32 ″ 33 ″  
59 and 63   30 ″ 30 ″ 30 ″ 31 ″ 32 ″ 32 ″ 33 ″ 33 ″
64-65   30 ″ 30 ″ 31 ″ 31 ″ 32 ″ 33 ″ 33 ″ 33 ″
68-73   30 ″ 31 ″ 31 ″ 31 ″ 32 ″ 33 ″ 33 ″ 3. 4″
73 – 77     31 ″ 31 ″ 32 ″ 32 ″ 33 ″ 33 ″ 3. 4″
78 – 81       31 ″ 32 ″ 32 ″ 33 ″ 3. 4″ 3. 4″
> 82 Kg           33 ″ 33 ″ 3. 4″ 3. 4″

How tall is a baseball bat?

The measure of a baseball bat goes from 27 ″ to 34 ″

How much does a baseball bat weigh?

The weight of a baseball bat ranges from 17 ounces to 31 ounces

Table of bat measures by baseball categories

Depending on the category in which you participate, there is a specific regulation that must be met for a baseball bat to be considered valid.

Sub-11 and Sub-13: The maximum length 32 ″ and the diameter of the maximum hub 2 ′ 5/8 ″
Sub-15: The maximum length 33 ″ and the diameter of the maximum hub 2 ′ 3/4 ″
Sub- 18, U21 and Senior: Maximum length 35 ″ and maximum hub diameter 2 ′ 5/8 ″

In addition, a bat may not weigh less than three ounces (-3) of its length in inches. For example, if a bat is 33 ″, it cannot weigh less than 30 ounces. This rule only applies to Under-18, Under-21 and Senior competitions.

For the Sub-15 category, it may not weigh less than thirteen ounces (-13) and the Sub-11 and Sub-13 categories have no restrictions other than those listed above.

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