Baseball Bat Rules and Helmet Rules for 2019-2020 Seasons

Murphey Candler Baseball – Helmet rules:

New rules for helmets starting Spring 2019

For leagues AA, Coastal, International, Southern, Atlantic, and Rookie: Helmets must have a cage, not a C-flap.


Murphey Candler Baseball Bat Rules

Murphey Candler Baseball will continue to use the 2018 bat rules during 2019 seasons.

See below for the chart. Small barrel bats with the 1.15 BPF stamp are allowed. Large barrel bats (up to 2 5/8″) MUST have the USABat stamp.

Background:
Starting January 1, 2018, a new bat standard (USABat) was introduced and utilized by a number of organizations, including Dizzy Dean. For 2018 (Spring & Fall), Murphey Candler Baseball (MCB) will allow the use of bats that fall under our current rules as well as bats that conform to the new USABat standards.

What does this mean?
By current MCB rules, bats must be 2 1⁄4” barrel size and must carry the 1.15bpf certification stamp. Under the new standard, 2 5/8” barrel size bats with the USA Baseball stamp will also be allowed. The new 2 5/8” USABat bats are available today and over time retailers will phase out of the sale of 2 1⁄4” 1.15bpf bats.

What is not allowed? Bats that have a 2 5/8” or 2 3⁄4” barrel and 1.15bpf stamp will not be allowed.

If there are any questions, please reach out to your League Director. MCB will continue to monitor both the evolution of the new USABat bats and Dizzy Dean regulations, as well as future bat requirements, as needed. A current list of approved bats approved for the new USABat standard is available at the official site.

Barrel Size

Bat Certification Standard

Can I use at MCB?

2 1/4″

1.15bpf

Yes

2 5/8″

USABat (new standard)

Yes

2 5/8″

1.15bpf

No

2 3/4″

1.15bpf

No

NOTE: The bat rules for summer tournament teams may be different. More information about bat requirements for tournament play will be provided at a later date.

New rules for helmets starting Spring 2019

For leagues AA, Coastal, International, Southern, Atlantic, and Rookie: Helmets must have a cage, not a C-flap.

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