Southeast Portland Little League

Is My Bat Legal?



Please note that as of January 1, 2018, Little League follows the new USA Baseball Bat Standard. This means that all bats that were approved by Little League for use during the 2017 season are no longer acceptable for use in any Little League game, practice, or activity. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit

Before buying a new bat, make sure it has the "USA Baseball" mark shown in the picture below.

Note: Softball Bats

The new bat standard DOES NOT apply to any divisions of Little League Softball. Also, there is no list of approved softball bats. In softball, the bat only needs to meet the specifications of Rule 1.10 for a softball bat. 

Little League International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information. Click below to find the latest bat information, including the current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms, the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and a series of frequently asked questions, with answers and licensed bat lists. 

Little League Baseball Bat Information