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# What does the baseball bat barrel diameter mean?

Updated: 10/20/2022

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It just shows how wide the bat is.

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### How big is the diameter of a baseball bat?

About 3 inches at the barrel.

### What is a big barrel baseball bat?

a big barrel baseball bat is a bat that is at least 2 5/8th inches in diameter, these bats can only be used in jr. high or higher levels of baseball

### What is the best big barrel bat for youth baseball?

The best big barrel bat is -8 if you mean the type of bat then velocity but -8 31 inch 23oz

### What does 9.5 mean when referring to a baseball bat size?

Diameter of the ball is 9.5 inches

### 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.

### Can you use wood bats in cal ripken league?

CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL DIVISIONThe bat may not exceed 33"in length, and the bat barrel may not exceed 2 &frac14;" in diameter. Only 2 &frac14;" barrel non-wood bats marked BPF 1.15 will be allowed. Wood 2 &frac14;" barrel bats are allowed.

### How do you determine how long is a baseball bat?

usually there should be a legnth on the barrel or the bottom of the bat

### What is the thickest part of a baseball bat called?

The thick part is typically referred to as the barrel of the bat.

### What is senior league baseball?

Senior league baseball bats are big barrel bats. There Barrels are at least an inch larger than a regular little league baseball bat and are recommended for travel baseball.

### What is a double barrel baseball bat?

A double barreled bat is the same as a double walled bat. The barrel (the part where the ball hits the bat) contains a smaller barrel inside it's hollow compartment. This gives it more umph when the ball hits the bat because of the 'trampoline effect'.

### Do baseball bats in the Major League Baseball have to have a rounded barrel?

Yes. According to MLB Rule 1.10 (a): "The bat shall be a smooth, round stick not more than 2&frac34; inches in diameter at the thickest part and not more than 42 inches in length. The bat shall be one piece of solid wood."