International Headquarters: 1670 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road
Hamilton, New Jersey 08619
Dear Cal Ripken Baseball and Babe Ruth Baseball Membership:
USA Baseball informed youth organizations, including Babe Ruth League, Inc., that effective immediately and until further notice, the bat identified as the Easton Ghost X YBB18GX10 30/20 2 5/8" (or the "Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8" at retail) has beendecertified by USA Baseball and is no longer an approved bat under the USABat Standard.
USABat: Easton Ghost X 30/20 Model Number(s): YBB18GX10 30/20 (D: 2 5/8), LL18GHX 30/20 (D: 2 5/8) Length: 30" (-10)
All other certified lengths and drops of the Easton Ghost X USABat remain approved for play.
For any family or league that is impacted by USA Baseball's decertification of the Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8, we strongly urge you to read Easton's release, which includes information about how to return your bat to receive a $500 voucher for Easton.com.
Again, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and thank you all for your attention to this matter.
Steven M. Tellefsen President/CEO, Babe Ruth League, Inc.
Beginning in 2018, all bats used in play must meet the new rules governing approved bats.
This logo MUST appear on the handle of your bat or a green sticker version will be on the barrel of the bat.
"It is the policy of Babe Ruth League, Inc. to assure the safety of all participants. Accordingly, Babe Ruth League, Inc. reserves the right to ban any equipment, including bats, at any time, including during the season, based upon a change of existing policy and/or upon new information made available to Babe Ruth League, Inc."
A new tab, "2018 Bat Rule" has been added to our site that explains in further detail the change. (see link below). We strongly encourage our members to read this information before making a purchase.
Please share this information with anyone who may be considering purchasing a bat or registering for our League. Christmas is not too far away and a new bat may be on a player's wish list!