Miniature Baseball Bats Review – Useful, Fun, and Cheap

Miniature Baseball Bats

Ever since I was a young kid, I had at least one of those miniature baseball bats.  My dad gave me a small Red Sox (ironically since I’m a Yankees fan) bat.  Eventually I got a Yankees bat with my name on it at Cooperstown.  Years later I bought two basic miniature bats to use when playing around inside.

You can check out some of the options on Amazon.  My small bats are 18 inches long.  They are just long enough to have fun with (I wouldn’t want to go any shorter than 17 inches), and light enough to swing extremely fast.

Miniature Baseball Bats
My basic miniature baseball bats, with a tape measure for scale.

Fun Inside!

A simple game I’ve enjoyed playing is to have an “All Star World Series” or home run derby inside.  With a big enough room (average size may even work), you can roll up napkins or paper towels into a small baseball that you can hit with the miniature baseball bats (tossing them up to yourself).  The bats are short enough that hitting the ceiling or surrounding objects in the room shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

I established some basic rules for hitting.  Hitting the far wall at a certain height on the wall would be a home run.  The corners of the room that you face while hitting can be the foul poles.  Make believe where the fielders are and use your best judgement to determine what are hits and what are outs.  To avoid having it become too easy, I like to have one swing and miss be a strikeout, with no walks or hit by pitches allowed.  In general I also do 3 foul balls for a strikeout rather than allowing endless fouls.

Pros of Miniature Baseball Bats
-Small and lightweight
-Easy to swing and experiment with
-Fun to use
-Cheap compared to full size bats
-Tons of colors and customizations available

eBay has a great selection as well: Miniature Baseball Bats on eBay.

It’s also pretty cheap to get your own custom bat.  Check out the linked picture to get a personal engraving for your special bat!

Have fun!

Ben

4 thoughts on “Miniature Baseball Bats Review – Useful, Fun, and Cheap”

  1. This is a fun little article that gives baseball enthusiasts a good snapshot of the benefits of miniature baseball bats as well as information on where to purchase them. I quite enjoyed the “All Star World Series” game that you can play inside – seems like it would be a fun game for kids or young students in a classroom.

    I also enjoyed reading your about page when I clicked on the “young kid” link – you have a genuine passion for baseball and want to help others experience the same joys you have, by providing good information and reviews on everything baseball. I experienced a similar thing with American Football, I played and coached for roughly 10 years whilst in high school and throughout university and it has been one of the best parts of my life. Keep up the great work Ben!

    • @Tristan: Thanks for commenting! The game I like to play is fun to let loose, and can of course be played in the winter time even with tons of snow outside! 😀
      Glad we have the love of sports in common. I still love watching Tom Brady dominate.
      Thanks!
      Ben

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