What is a fungo bat?

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What is a Fungo Bat?

A fungo bat is a specially designed bat used by softball and baseball coaches during practices. A typical fungo bat can be made of wood or metal varieties, is 35-37 inches long and weighs 17-22 ounces. The bats are lighter and thinner than regular baseball or softball bats, thus the coaches can swing the bat repeatedly without getting tired.

A coach will toss a ball up in the air to themselves and hit the ball to their players for fielding practice. Many coaches will tape the barrel of their fungo bats to increase the life of the bat.

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