The Baseball Bat is a very common melee weapon that has appeared every Grand Theft Auto game since Grand Theft Auto III.
A wooden bat is featured in Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto Advance and Chinatown Wars but an aluminum bat is featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV, The Lost and Damned, The Ballad of Gay Tony and Grand Theft Auto V. It is by far the easiest weapon to obtain, with one always at the safehouse in the games taking place in GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, and a common sight throughout the other games. The baseball bat is also commonly seen in the hands of gangsters, mobsters, and sometimes civilians throughout the games.
Big Smoke from GTA San Andreas is seen using a wooden bat instead of the aluminum one featured in the introduction mission and "Running Dog," which he used to take out a Vagos gang member. It also produces a wooden sound when Big Smoke dropped the bat.
In GTA IV, the Baseball Bat can be purchased at the back-alley gun shops for $5. It can not be purchased from Little Jacob. This is a pretty good weapon for attacking people at point-blank range, but the knife is better for speed at closer range. A blow to the head with the bat can knock out or kill the victim. In an early version of GTA IV, a wooden baseball bat appeared
In The Lost and Damned, the bat is used to hit other racers during motorcycle races. Malc will always provide Johnny Klebitz with a bat at the start of each race. This is the first time a melee weapon is available for use while riding a vehicle.
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Trevor Philips wielding a wooden bat.
- GTA III
- In front of all three hideouts.
- GTA Vice City
- Ocean Beach, Vice Beach - Behind the Ocean View Hotel.
- Washington Beach, Vice Beach - Available to buy from Bunch of Tools after Riot for $80.
- GTA San Andreas
- Garcia, San Fierro - At the north baseball diamond in the park west of Zero RC.
- Redsands West, Las Venturas - At the southwest part of the baseball field for Las Venturas Bandits Stadium.
- Blackfield, Las Venturas - On the lower level near the south end of the walkway at the north part of Blackfield Stadium.
- GTA Liberty City Stories
- Belleville Park, Staunton Island - Inside Hogs 'n' Cogs.
- Hideouts - In front of all safehouses after completing the mission Dealing Revenge.
- GTA Vice City Stories
- Downtown, Vice City Mainland - On the east side of Hyman Memorial Stadium.
- Washington Beach, Vice Beach - On the hotel west walkway in an alley.
- Washington Beach, Vice Beach - Behind 1102 Washington Street.
- GTA IV
- Hove Beach, Broker - Can be found across the street from the Broker Safehouse on Mohawk Ave, behind the wooden fence near the hot dog vendor and resting in an alcove against a building.
- Hove Beach, Broker - Can be found in the parking lot under the Hove Beach LTA station across from Firefly Island.
- Meadows Park, Dukes - Can be found on the east side of the RON gas station on Cleves Ave, atop an oil storage tank. Ascend the stairs on the tank to reach the Bat.
- Little Bay, Bohan - Can be found behind the apartment complex located on the southeastern corner of the intersection of Bronco St and Coxsack Ave.
- South Bohan, Bohan - Can be found atop the construction project off Rocket St, on the south corner of the roof of the unfinished structure.
- Boulevard, Bohan - Can be found leaning against the batting cage on the baseball field in the northeast corner of Welham Parkway.
- Colony Island - Can be found behind the Colony Island Lighthouse on the north side of the island.
- Can be found on the Bohan Line subway bridge that parallels the Northwood Heights Bridge.
- Lancaster, Algonquin - Can be found in an alley off of Union Drive East, in front of an unused garage door.
- Algonquin Bridge, Algonquin - Can be found on the northern pedestrian walkway, resting against the eastern suspension tower.
- Berchem, Alderney - Can be found in a large alley south of Aspdin Dr, resting in the alcove of a building.
- GTA Chinatown Wars
- Found on a baseball court in Dukes.
- GTA V
- Found in the back room of most 24/7 stores around Southern San Andreas
- Altruist Cult, Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness - Can be found on the sacrificial stone tablet in the Altruist Compound.
- Harmony, Blaine County - Can be found in the back of the discount store beside the Ammunation on Route 68.
- Grapeseed, Blaine County - Found in a barn.
- North Chumash, Blaine County - Found in the shed behind the bar.
- Rockford Hills, Los Santos - Found on top of the house under construction.
- Richman, Los Santos - Found in the batting cages of ULSA.
- East Vinewood, Los Santos - Found behind the bleachers of the soccer field.
- Strawberry, Los Santos - Found beside the Vanilla Unicorn.