Equipment Needed to play Baseball/Softball

UpdatedWednesday January 5, 2022 byJennifer Banks.

Equipment Needed to play Baseball/Softball

Gloves – There are no regulations on gloves, aka mitts.  You just need to have one.  😊

Cleats -- Metal cleats are not permitted except in the oldest 2 divisions (Jr Babe Ruth and Sr. Babe Ruth.) 

Helmets -- The only restriction on batting helmets is that they cannot be chrome/mirror finish.

Bats --  A new policy for bats was enacted in 2018 and is still in effect this year.  Bats must comply with safety regulations, which are different for each age group.  Please see the description on the Babe Ruth website here.  (Note that they group Rookie, 2A, and 4A into one division called “Cal Ripken.”)