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Why do batters in MLB only use wooden bats?

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Answered 2011-09-13 23:36:04

Wooden bats are a tradition in MLB and if players used aluminum bats today I'm 99% sure that every player would hit a home run each at bat. It would be too easy for them.

Plus if the league changed to metal bats- none of the players could be compared (batting averages) with some of the all-time great people of Baseball. For example: Barry Bonds vs. Babe Ruth.


Saftey of the pitcher. Aluminum bats have too fast an exit speed. The pitcher could not defend himself in the event of a line drive back up the middle.

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