Baseball Bats Size Chart

Guide Baseball Bat barnett ENG 2014 9
What is metal fatigue?
Bat Wall Flexion (allowing the bat walls to flex) is the desirable end result
of the "Trampoline Effect," which is utilized by high-performance, thin-
walled bats
Hitting the ball on the same side of the bat each time and in the same spot
causes excessive flexing in the one area, and the metal will eventually fail
(dent or split)
Rotating the bat on each trip to the plate will help prevent damage due to
metal fatigue
7) Further information
1. Know your league's rules
Do you use wood or metal? How big can the barrel of the bat be? Is there a
certain ratio between a bat's weight and its length that must be followed? You
can find out all of these answers by consulting your league's commissioner or
perhaps your coach. Today, many of the bats even say directly on the barrel
where it meets approval (example "Little League Approved".)
Step 2
Set your budget. Going up in cost does not necessarily translate into hits or
replace hard work and practice. Technology has allowed bat manufacturers to
turn baseball bats into lightweight trampolines. The micro-thin walls of today's
upper ended bats produce a trampoline-like effect, while allowing the hitter to
produce more of what produces power: bat speed! This does not mean a week of
hitting at the park or even a long season is going to sap your bat of its power.
However, refrain from using your shiny new investment in batting cages, where
the balls are often harder than traditional game baseballs. You can still purchase
a high quality bat that meets your needs as a player.
Step 3
Pick up and feel the bat at the store. Unfortunately, there is no full-proof way
or scientific method (although attempted) to measure what the right size
baseball bat is best for you. There is no spot on your hip where the bat should
come up to, and no rule that 9-year-olds have to use a 29-inch bat. It's a feel
more than anything, but caution yourself to a bat's supposed feel in the store
and its feel when it's the bottom of the seventh and the winning run is in scoring
position.
Step 4
Consider the weight. A bat should be light. Bat speed generates power. This
holds true for a pitcher as well where arm speed is the main determinant for
velocity.
Step 5
Consider the length. In addition to weight, length is equally important. Often
young players opt for a long bat because they feel "I can't reach the outside part
of the plate." However, a big bat often looks like a telephone pole in the hands of
young kids and makes hitting a baseball - the hardest thing to do in sports -
nearly impossible. Control and comfort is what is most desired when stepping
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