On August 20, 1923 — 1923 – A four-piece bat used by Babe Ruth is banned by American League president Ban Johnson because of the glue used on it. A protest is made against the Browns’ Ken Williams for using a bat with a wooden plug in it. Johnson rules that all bats must be one piece with nothing added except tape extending to 18 inches up the handle.


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Sources:
Baseball Reference August 20
National Pastime August 20
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
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