What materials are used to make baseball bats?
Professional baseball bats are usually made of ash, although a few players have recently started using maple. Where permitted, bats made of aluminum area used. They typically have a foam core with a rubber grip. At one time they would have a rubber plug in the end, but this is no longer allowed.
Materials used in playing baseball include chalk, plastic, wood, leather, metal, and rubber. The chalk is used to mark the various lines on the field, the plastic is used in helmets, wood is used in the bats, leather is used in gloves and cleats, metal is used for the cleat spikes, and rubber is used for the bases.