2017/2018 Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth Bat Rules

Updated Wednesday June 14, 2017 by John Hand.

Here are the rules for Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth (Rec and Travel) on bats for this year and next with penalty below that...


PENALTY  If the illegal bat is discovered prior to a batter completing his “at bat” the bat is simply removed from play and the “at bat” continues.

A player who uses an illegal bat or non-conforming barrel dimension and hits a fair ball will be ruled out. No advancement on the bases will be allowed, and any outs during the play shall stand. This is an appeal play. The “at bat” will be considered legal once a pitch is thrown to the next batter.

Any bat discovered prior to the game that does not conform to the above rule shall be directed to be removed immediately and not be allowed for use during the game.