FAQs

What are the 2013 bat rules?

Please see our 2013 bat rules page.

Do you participate in the Anderson "Proof is at The Plate" program?

Yes we are an authorized Anderson dealer participating in the program. Click here to learn about the Proof is at the Plate program.

How does your Bat Buy Back program work?

This program is for Anderson bats purchased through our site. You'll find complete bat buy back program details here.

Do you offer team discounts?

Yes, we can generally extend some type of discount to your team. Please contact us.

What does "drop" mean?

The "drop" (that negative number displayed on the bat barrel) is the difference between the length and weight of the bat. For example, a 32-inch bat with a -3 drop is 29 ounces. In many leagues the drop parameters are defined so we encourage you to check the rules governing your league. For example, in High School Baseball and NCAA, the maximum "drop" is -3.

What is the general drop on a wood bat (maple, ash, birch)?

The general drop on a wood bat is -2 to -3. This means that the bat will be 2 to 3 ounces lighter than the length of the bat. For example, if a bat is 33 inches, it will weigh 30 oz. Youth and lite bats will have a greater drop.

Do you charge sales tax?

We only charge state sales tax to residents of Washington State.

What size bat do I choose?

Please see our bat sizing page for helpful information on choosing a bat.

Are you an authorized dealer?

Yes, TheBaseballBat.com is an authorized dealer for Akadema Professional, Anderson Bat Company, D-BAT Sports and Pocket Radar.

I need to replace an item under warranty, what do I do?

Warranty replacements are handled by the manufacturers directly. You will need to contact the manufacturer directly. If you need manufacturer contact information please let us know and we'll gladly provide you with that information.

I need a cold weather bat, what should I look for?

First keep in mind that most manufacturers will not warranty a bat if used in temperatures less than sixty degrees. Give that, using any bat at temperatures below sixty degrees is a risk. As a general guideline, single wall bats will usually hold up better than a double wall bat in cold weather. This is because the single wall alloy is normally thicker than the individual double walls therefore making it less likely to dent. However, in cold weather dents happen. If using a composite bat, they tend to be less durable in cold weather and therefore composites are not a recommended cold weather option. The real issue in the cold is the baseball. The baseball or softball when cold gets harder, so it's like you are swinging your nice expensive bat at rocks. We suggest that both bats and baseballs/softballs be stored inside at room temperature to help minimize the risk of cold weather damage.

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