How to Care for a Wooden Baseball Bat

A little special attention will keep that sweet spot smooth and clean so you can continue swinging for the fences.

Things You'll Need

  • Alcohol

  • Towels


  1. Wipe your bat with alcohol every day, especially if the handle is immersed in pine tar. Alcohol cleans the bat and prevents tar and dirt buildup.

  2. Keep the bat away from damp areas. Try not to expose it to wet substances and/or surfaces. If the bat does get wet, dry it immediately with a soft cloth and rub it with linseed oil.

  3. Rub the bat with a smooth piece of bone or another wooden bat. Use hard strokes, as if you were using sandpaper, and keep rubbing for about 5 minutes or until the bat's surface appears to be smooth.

  4. Store your bat vertically in a dry place, keeping the handle side up.


keep in touch

OTW Bat Co.

13225 FM 529,

Suite I,

Houston, TX 77041

Phone. 713-466-6400

Email. info@otwbats.com