Roy Hobbs World Series Rules and Guidelines
Roy Hobbs World Series Bat Regulations
Bat guidelines completely updated, March 1, 2018
The Roy Hobbs Baseball bat policy for the Roy Hobbs World Series and Sunshine Classic events is as follows:
a. All Bats must be solid wood, single-unit construction and cannot be hollow.
b. Bats with wood barrels and handles of a different composition or design are prohibited. (Laminated wood bats and AX Bats are approved as long as they meet the 100% wood and non-hollow specs above.)
c. There are no requirements that bat companies certify their bats, unless the bat is challenged and Roy Hobbs officials cannot make a determination of the bat’s construction with data at hand.
d. On Challenged bats during a game, event playing rules take precedence. In absence of written rules, Umpires may either 1) call for a tournament official to make a decision, or 2) confiscate the challenged bat and deliver it to tournament officials at the conclusion of the game.
e. Approved bats include all Baum Bats and the following DeMarini bats: DI13 Pro Maple, D110 Pro Maple, D243 Pro Maple, D271 Pro Maple (hollow and 2-piece DeMarini bats are not approved). The aforementioned bats are approved as long as MLB continues to approve them for short-season MILB minor league play.
Please note, while Roy Hobbs Baseball does not mandate local bat policies, Roy Hobbs strongly encourages local leagues and other sanctioned Roy Hobbs events to develop bat policies