Best Answer

because of the ball size

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2010-09-17 16:24:32
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides
See all Study Guides
Create a Study Guide

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why are aluminum baseball barrels of the bats different from softball bats?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Can you use a baseball wooden bat in a softball game?

no the barrels too big on a baseball bat

What is the diffrence between softball and baseball?

Well, for starters, softball uses a larger ball. You are also not allowed to "steal" bases in slowpitch-softball, but you can in fastpitch softball. Baseball pitchers throw overhand while all softball pitchers pitch underhand. Softball bats' barrels are also slightly larger. The first base in softball is a double-base so the first basemen and the batter don't interfere with each other whereas in baseball there is only a single base. The balls used in baseball, slowpitch and fastpitch are all different. Baseball uses the smallest ball, slowpitch uses 11" balls and fastpitch uses 12" balls.

What is the difference between a baseball bat and a softball bat and can they be used in the different leagues?

A softball bat has a fatter barrel tot he bat, as well as a larger length-weight differential. Also, the length of the barrel is longer on a softball bat, as it starts lower on the bat. No they cannot be used in different leagues since softball bats have the larger length-weight differential (maximum in Major League Baseball is -3) and the barrel is too large (standard barrel is 2 3/4 ")AnswerBaseball bat barrels are usually fatter in diameter, heavier and have adifferent COR value (this determines the speed the ball rebounds off the bat) the balls rebound is slower for a softball bat.

Do all paintball guns' barrels come apart?

no, there are single piece barrels that are just one piece of (typically) aluminum, 2 piece barrels that split in the middle and then barrel kits which have multiple pieces

Do college baseball players use big barrels?


What is the difference between Sly Barrels and Stiffi Barrels?

The companies will boast about how different they are, but really the only difference is the prices, the backs, and the designs.

Can autococker barrelsfit on A-5 barrels?

I think you are asking if autococker barrels will fit on an A-5. The answer is no; Autocockers and A-5s use completely different threads.

How many cups are in a barrel?

There are many different barrels. Specify which you mean

How is engineering involved with baseball?

"There is a tremendous amount of physics and engineering that goes into the design of a baseball or softball bat, especially the new high-tech aluminum and composite bats which are currently dominating the market. There is also an amazing amount of physics involved in the bat-ball collision, and in the performance and behavior of the bat itself. My interest in the physics of baseball bats began in 1998 when I was setting up a laboratory experiment for my students and decided to have them look at the vibrational behavior of a youth baseball bat. Now, several years later, vibrational and acoustic analysis of softball and baseball bats has become my primary area of research. I have been able to correlate the vibrational frequencies of bat barrels to measured performance, and have signicantly contributed to an understanding of the trampoline effect in a hollow bat. In addition, my vibrational analysis of the bending modes of a bat has added to the understanding of perception and feel, including why some bats sting more or less than others. My research has been presented before international meetings of the Acoustical Society of America, the International Sports Engineering Association, the Sporting Goods and Manufacturers Association, and the Baseball and Softball Equipment Subcommittee of the American Society for Testing and Materials, and several publications are forthcoming. Included on these webpages are answers to often asked questions concerning the physics of baseball bats. An important distinction for my webpages is that the articles provided below are not opinions, but are based on a thorough reading of the available published research literature as well as results from my own experimental research. A full listing of references is attached to each article so interested readers can look up the facts for themselves. Also included on this site are summaries of my research into the vibrational behavior of bats. I wanted to share with the general public some of the fascinating things my students and I have found"What happens when ball meets bat?How large are the forces between bat and ball?How does bat weight affect swing speed and ball velocity?What is the Swing Weight (MOI) of a bat?What is the COP (center of percussion) and does it matter?What (and where) is the sweet spot of a bat?Why do wood bats Crack and metal bats Ping?Why do aluminum bats outperform wood?Aluminum Bats, Performance Standards, and College Baseball TrendsShould Metal Baseball Bats be Banned because they are Dangerous?Are composite bats better than aluminum?Why are Titanium bats illegal?What about corked wood baseball bats?How are baseball and softball bats different?Does it matter how tightly you grip the bat?Do flexible handles affect the performance of a baseball or softball bat?Why is Doctoring a Bat Illegal?Do Accelerated Break-in Techniques Really Work?How is the performance of a baseball or softball bat regulated?Vibrational Behavior of a Baseball/Softball BatMeasuring the Vibration of a Baseball/Softball BatBending Modes and the Sweet SpotHoop Modes and the Trampoline EffectMode splitting in wood batsControlling vibration using a dynamic absorber

Is a barrel a unit of measurement?

Yes, and there are many different barrels in everyday use.

What bats do you use in crown point babe Ruth baseball?

you use big barrels

What materials were originally used to make the M16A4?

Pretty much the same that had been used to make all M16s - aluminum, steel (for the barrels), and plastic.

How long where the barrels of revolvers in the old west?

same as today all different sizes

How many LITER IN 1barel?

There are over 100 different 'barrels' in common use. - please specify which.

What is 4.9 barells in gallons?

You'll have to decide which "barrel" - there are at least 60 different barrels in use.

How many barrels are in one long ton?

That depends what the barrels are of and how much the individual barrels weigh.

How many barrels of oil does the US import?

The United States imports 10.6 million barrels of oil each day. The United States imports oil from about 80 different countries.

Are browning BLR lt wt Takedown barrels interchangeable in different calibres in the same models as in 300 win mag and 7mm rem mag?

No, they do not have interchangeable barrels to change caliber

How many barrels of flour were on the Titanic?

250 barrels

How many barrels in 60000 tons?

453,942 barrels.

What are the main types of barrels?

There are several different types of barrels. Among the most common uses of "barrel" are the uses involving guns (where the bullet is fired from) and a carrying container or casket such as a beer barrel.

Rain Barrels?

form_title= Rain Barrels form_header= Keep the water from piling up with rain barrels. Do you currently use rain barrels?*= () Yes () No How many barrels do you need?*= {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, More than 5} What color do you want the barrels?*= _ [50] What size do you want the barrels?*= _ [50]

What are gas stations that get their gas from the US?

Exxon mobile Here are some large companies that do not import Middle Eastern oil: Sunoco.....................0 barrels Conoco(76)...............0 barrels Sinclair.....................0 barrels BP/Phillips.............. 0 barrels Hess.........................0 barrels ARC0........................0 barrels Maverick..................0 barrels Flying J....................0 barrels Valero.......................0 barrels Murphy Oil USA*.....0 barrels *Sold at WalMART > , gas is from South Arkansas and fully USA owned and produced.

Will a Winchester model 1200 barrel fit on a model 1300 receiver?

NoThis is from the Winchester Website:How versatile are the Model 1300 barrels? Will they fit earlier or different models?The Model 1300 barrels will fit Model 1200 receivers, but 1200 barrels will not fit a Model 1300. Model 1400 barrels will not interchange with Models 1200 or 1300 barrels.The Model 1300 Defender barrels will not interchange with the 1300 Field models and viceversa.

How many barrels of oil is used per day?

Whole world= 7,383,000 barrels America= 1,500,000 barrels