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Why are only wooden bats allowed in major league baseball?

Wooden bats are the only bat that is allowed in major league baseball mainly for protection of the athletes playing the field and more specifically the pitcher. This regulation allows the players to have enough time to react to the ball once it is hit. (This answer provided for NATA by the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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