The bat choice: Would switching from aluminum to wood bats keep players safer?

Photo by William Woody—Grand Junction High School’s Tyler Stanford has pitched against wood bats in three summer tournaments and said he would like to see a switch to wood at the high school level. “It’s baseball the way it’s supposed to be, and I like pitching against a wood bat,” the senior said.



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Photo by William Woody—Grand Junction High School’s Tyler Stanford has pitched against wood bats in three summer tournaments and said he would like to see a switch to wood at the high school level. “It’s baseball the way it’s supposed to be, and I like pitching against a wood bat,” the senior said.

Sixty feet, six inches. It’s not much room to get out of the way when a baseball jumps off a bat at, say 92 miles an hour. According to ball exit-speed studies, that’s how fast a…




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