The science behind the new youth bat regulations

If it seemed like far more gifts than usual were wrapped in long, skinny boxes this past holiday season, there was good reason: New youth baseball bat standards took effect Jan. 1. As announced by Little League in August 2015, players in the Major Division and below now need a bat that adheres to the new rules, called USABat, that are aimed at producing youth bats that act more like wood. That may sound like an impossible task, but luckily some of the country’s top scientists are on the case, and we’re here to tell you what you need to know.

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