Torrance American Baseball aka TABB: Bat Regulations

Tuesday, December 18

TABB 2013 Bat Rules

Wooden and metal bats manufactured for baseball play, which are round and not more than two and five eighths inches in diameter at the thickest part, not more than 42 inches in length, are acceptable.

All 2 5/8” composite barrel non-wood bats which are manufactured to achieve a Bat Performance Factor (BPF) of 1.15 or less throughout the life of the bat must be stamped with BPF 1.15 and the year manufactured, are acceptable. A composite bat will be determined ‘illegal’ if the bat does not have the BPF 1.15 stamp.

If at anytime during the season, PONY Baseball de-certifies any bat, that bat will immediately become ‘Illegal’.

Only 2 ¼” barrel non-wood bats which are manufactured to achieve a BPF of 1.15 or less throught the life of the bat are approved for play in PONY and TABB baseball divisions. Effective January 1, 2012, all newly manufactured non-wood bats must be stamped “approved for play in PONY Baseball” or ‘USSSA” and stamped with “BPF 1.15” and the year manufactured.

All 2 ¾” barrel bats are prohibited in all TABB league play and PONY Sanction League Organizations.

Bats manufactured specifically for use in tee ball play, shall not be used when the ball is pitched by a player, coach or pitching machine. Coach-pitch bats will only be used in coach pitch using a safety ball.

Penalties for using a non-conforming bat include ejection for the manager, owner and user of the bat. Penalties for using an altered bat may result in permanent expulsion from TABB.