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NCAA names panel to study safety risks of metal bats

...report back to the organization's Baseball Rules and Executive committees. The NCAA in January adopted rules to make metal bats perform more like wooden ones. The changes, which take effect Aug. 1, limit the size of the bat. The rules make...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/18/oth_253757.shtml
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Judge: Metal bats ban an issue for legislators

...take effect Sept. 1, would ban metal bats in high school games. It resulted from claims that today's metal bats cause balls to go farther and faster...that some people believe result from metal bats. "Aren't those the kinds of choices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/02/bas_138046.shtml
Baseball
Baseball rethinks metal bats

...mid 1970s, the first generation metal bats were designed to be a more durable...cost-effective alternative to wood. Today, metal bats aren't as economical as they once...college, debates over the use of metal bats and the unfair advantage it provides...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/30/bas_262555.shtml
Baseball
NCAA approves standards for metal baseball bats

...panel to limit the exit speed of metal bats to 97 mph in games involving NCAA...time if necessary." Hoping to make metal bats perform more like wood, the panel...bats, which broke easily. Early metal bats were heavy and only the strongest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/29/bas_271799.shtml
Baseball
Couple attacked on Riverwalk Augusta now engaged

...their first date of ice skating and pizza with a walk down Riverwalk on May 3 when they were attacked by two men with metal bats or pipes.The couple announced their engagement via Facebook late Monday by posting photos of themselves and the engagement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-01-07/couple-attacked-riverw
Anteaters coach Mike Gillespie says bat changes are too drastic

...college baseball and posed safety concerns. Over the next decade, steps were taken to reduce the power potential of the metal bats, and the specifications implemented in 2011 were emasculating."We went too far the other way. Everybody knows that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-15/anteaters-coach-mike-gil
Kirby: My wedding gift giving has improved over time

...shifted to softball bats.No, really. This was a pretty big deal back in the '70s because they had just come out with metal bats. They were kind of expensive and everyone wanted one. I played a lot of ball back then, and as my teammates wedded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-25/kirby-my-wedding-gift-giving-
Overtime

High school Massachusetts bans metal bats Massachusetts took a big step toward...coaches, also recommended that the metal bats be banned for all high school games...like wood bats, but critics of the metal bats say the balls are hit so hard with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/01/oth_355966.shtml
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Aluminum bats force team to forfeit

...Regan is among those who argue that metal bats are capable of sending baseballs...limited study several years ago, found metal bats easily outperformed wooden counterparts...said his team's decision to use metal bats wasn't meant to show disrespect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/13/bas_85121.shtml
Baseball
Across the area

...Chandell Stokes, 22, told police she was approached by six women who kicked and punched her and hit her with sticks and metal bats. Ms. Stokes was injured but refused medical treatment, a Richmond County sheriff's report states. The fight happened...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/22/met_405464.shtml
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