Fungo bats are taped on the big end because they hit more balls than a regular bat and this protects the wood and allow it to last longer. Tape also allows the fungo hitter more traction off the bat so more fly balls or ground balls can be controlled better.
2 layers at most. Start maybe a couple inches above the label and end an inch or so from the end of the bat.
That would be a fungo bat.
A wooden paddle
Depends on what league ur in but any Easten bat is a good choice. If ur looking for a good bat for fun bye a fungo though they are not allowed in any league they are alot of fun
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i have just got a bat and some tape how do i apply the tape?
Yea , tape a wooden baseball bat because it gives you a more firm grip and control of the bat. I would tape it the criss-cross style. If you don't know how to do that , then I'll tell you right now. First , get about a 2 foot long piece of tape (do not rip it off the roll of tape). Wrap it around the top of the nob. then twist the tape roll so the piece of tape you stretched off becomes a line and firm. Now wrap it around the bat down the bat like a spiral. Then roll the acess tape you had around the bottom and rip it off. Now , do the process again but from the bottom up not from up to down. Then just wrap it from the top like a regular bat. I hope this helped.
Nobody seems to know for sure. A couple of explanations are: 1) The word 'fungible' means 'something that is exchangable'. The bat used to hit practice ground/fly balls is lighter and thinner than a regular bat and fungo may have originated with the bat as it replaces a regular bat when hitting ground/fly balls for practice. 2) There was a child's game called fungo where a batter would hit fly balls and after one of the 'outfielders' caught a pre-determined amount, the outfielder and batter would switch places. Click on the 'Origins of Fungo' link below to read about the theories behind the term.
The aluminum bat would go farther than the wooden bat. It will go farther because the aluminum bat is much lighter than the wooden bat.