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.
WHY: Pitching/Throwing is a complex process and requires repetition of the right movements, in the right sequence and with the right timing to be repeatable and effective. Coaches at practice rarely have the time to provide adequate training. Proper mechanics are also key to avoiding arm injuries. Science has proven many of the conventional “teaches” for throwing as incorrect. WHAT: We will utilize the same drills taught at the professional level. The session will focus on performance, NOT CONDITIONING. The NPA has identified 9 critical movements to effective pitching/throwing and the drills will train the athlete to execute these correctly. Athletes will then bring it all together in bullpen type sessions into nets. COST: $20/session X 6sessions= $120. Register at NPANORCAL.COM . Sessions run through May so make ups can be accommodated. COACHES: Greg Wilcox, Area Director and Justin Herrguth, Associate Director, both Level 5 Master Certified by Dr. House along with other NPA staff will lead the sessions. Locally, the NPA is training athletes at Sonoma State, Healdsburg High, Cardinal Newman, Rohnert Park and Healdsburg Youth Baseball and collaborates with Kaiser Sports Medicine
The NPA was founded by Dr. Tom House who has conducted scientific research for over 30 years . Dr. House is referred to internationally and at the professional level as “THE THROWING DOCTOR”, “THE FATHER OF PITCHING MECHANICS”, “THE GURU OF THROWING”. Some of his most famous students are Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson, Tom Brady, Drew Brees. His protocols and training programs are utilized by many professional pitchers and quarterbacks. Everything taught is science based, provable, measurable, and IRB Certified. This is the only throwing protocol endorsed by the medical community
INDIVIDUAL LESSONS are available by contacting the NPA at npanorcal.com or call Greg at 707-331-5946
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!
"This bench was inspired by, and in honor, of two amazing men: Mark Hopkins and Kevin Mendoza . They were dads, husbands, friends, coaches and volunteers. They are what makes Windsor so great. Windsor is a community of families. Our community is special with amazing families with great family values. This bench represents that in appreciation of all volunteers.
So take a moment. Sit on the bench and reflect on a moment in time of what baseball meant to you and remember.
Little League baseball started by a volunteer with a dream; one man, Carl Stotz. This man had perseverance. He went to 54 businesses asking for sponsorship before he got one that said, “yes.” That business said “I will do it for the kids.” Carl also used $40 of his own money to start this dream which doesn’t sound like a lot of money but back in 1939, that was half his monthly income and you know there was a Mom that had to “OK” that decision. That’s confidence.
Players, take time to thank our volunteers. The Moms and Dads that man the snack shack, the brothers that Umpire games and the Dads that coach.
I would like to thank Maryann Alexander and Board and the Town of Windsor for making this a reality. It’s important to recognize and celebrate our volunteers because without them none of this would be possible and someday, the baseball players of today will be the volunteers of tomorrow; carrying on baseball traditions and all that it teaches us. It also brings us together as a community." Daniel Gromm
Dante Mendoza and Ian Hopkins
The Board of Directors would like to thank all the families who made this possible with their support through our raffle last season. We would also like to thank the Town of Windsor Parks and Recreation Department for their support and assistance to ensure that this bench was ordered, received and installed in time for our Opening Day Parade.