Rule 1.10 – Baseball – The bat must be a baseball bat which meets Little League specifications and standards as noted in this rule. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards. Little League (Majors) and below: it shall not be more than thirty-three (33) inches in length nor more than two and one-quarter (2¼) inches in diameter. Non-wood bats shall be labeled with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15 or less;
EXCEPTION: For the Little League (Majors) and below, for regular season play and Tournament, composite bats are prohibited unless approved by Little League International.
Intermediate (50/70) Division & Junior League: it shall not be more than 34 inches in length; nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. All composite bats shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.
Senior/Big League: it shall not be more than 36 inches in length, nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-Iong bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces). All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. Aluminum and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.
In all divisions, wood bats may be taped or fitted with a sleeve for a distance not exceeding sixteen (16) inches (18 inches for Junior/Senior/Big League baseball) from the small end. A non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited.
- NOTE 1: Junior/Senior/Big League: The 2¾ inch in diameter bat is not allowed in any division.
- NOTE 2: The traditional batting donut is not permissible.
- NOTE 3: The bat may carry the mark “Little League Tee Ball.”
- NOTE 4: Non-wood bats may develop dents from time to time. Bats that cannot pass through the approved Little League bat ring for the appropriate division must be removed from play. The 2¼ inch bat ring must be used for bats in the Tee Ball, Minor League and Little League Baseball divisions. The 2 5/8 inch bat ring must be used for bats in the Junior, Senior and Big League divisions of baseball.
- Note 5: An illegal bat must be removed. Any bat that has been altered shall be removed from play. Penalty – See Rule – 6.06 (d).
Major Division and Below
Licensed composite-barreled bats (2 1/4 inch barrels) that meet the Bat Peformance Factor (BPF) standard, and the Accelerated Break In (ABI) procedure, are listed below.
This list applies for the current season, and will be updated as needed.
This list is representative of licensed composite-barreled baseball bats that are permitted to be used in the Little League (Majors) Division and below, as of the latest revision date shown at the bottom of this page, when this list was last updated.
This list may have more licensed models added to it as more bats are tested, and if Little League receives the positive testing results from the manufacturer.
For a complete list of bats that are licensed by Little League, please view or download the following PDF:
Download Current Complete Bat List:
|Product Name||Model Number||Photo|
|Baden L142A Avenge||L142A Avenge|
|Combat B2 Reloaded||B2YB2|
|Combat 2011 B3 Gear||GEARYB2 (2011 Retrofit)|
|Combat Pure YB||PUREYB1|
|DeMarini CF5 -11||CFL13-LE|
|Easton EJ Stealth||LCN9J|
|Easton MAKO -11||YB14MK|
|Easton Omen XL||LNC1XL|
|Easton Omen XL||LNC2XL|
|Easton S1 -12||YB13S1|
|Easton Stealth Speed -12||LSS6XL|
|Easton Stealth Speed -11||LSS1|
|Easton Stealth Speed -9||LSS2|
|Easton Stealth Speed -13||LSS3|
|Easton Stealth IMX -11||LCN9|
|Easton Stealth IMX -13||LCN11|
|Easton Stealth -11||LCN4|
|Easton Stealth -11||LCN6|
|Easton Synergy IMX -12||LZN1|
|Easton XL1 -10||YB13X1|
|Easton XL1 -10||YB14X1|
|Louisville Slugger Attack -10||YB13A5|
|Louisville Slugger Attack -10||YBAT14-R5|
|Louisville Slugger Attack – 12||YB13A|
|Louisville Slugger Attack -12||YBAT14-RR|
|Louisville Slugger Catalyst||YBCT14-RR|
|Louisville Slugger L-1000||JYB013|
|Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst -12||YB12C|
|Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst||YB13C|
|Louisville Slugger TPX Catalyst||YB12EI|
|Louisville Slugger TPX Dynasty -12||YBDH|
|Louisville Slugger TPX Maverick||AYB11M|
|Louisville Slugger Triton -12||YB12T|
|Miken Sports Freak NXT||YBNX12|
|Miken Sports Triad||YTRI10|
|Miken Triad Xtreme||YTRD10|
|Worth Prodigy Legit||YBPR12|
The list above is current as of today’s date. It was last updated on January 10, 2014.
Little League will update this list when/if it receives testing results from the manufacturer(s) showing the bat meets the specifications.