Batting Helmet is a batting gear that is worn by the batters while playing baseball. It is a protective gear that helps the batter to protect their head from any wayward throws by the pitchers. In a baseball game, there is always a danger of sustaining a head injury from a purposeful or accidental throw. Such an injury could be either be life-threatening or career-threatening. Batting Helmet is perfect protection from such occurrences. Mogridge was the first inventor of a head protective gear. He had Patent No: 780899 to his name under the head protector category. It is said that the first helmet type was very similar looking to a boxing glove wrapping around the head. Roger Bresnahan was the first to sustain a head injury after being struck by a ball. He then developed a leather helmet in 1908 which was more of an earmuff rather than a helmet.
These helmets were providing more protection to the ear and the temple area than the head. There have been various versions of protective headgear in the early 1900 but none of them was a proper solution. There were many head injuries in those days but no initiative was taken to find a proper solution to the problem. The injuries became so common that Pat Moran, the manager of Philadelphia Phillies started issuing cork made hats to his players.
The Start Of Batting Helmet Era
During the 1900 period, there have been career-ending injuries to many famous players. In some cases, there have been fatal accidents as well. After a series of such accidents and injuries, there was a strong revolutionary call for introducing batting helmets. Baseball helmet was first adopted in a professional league in 1939 which was the International League. From here onwards, helmet became a necessary piece of equipment on the official equipment list. In 1940, at the All-Star Game, the MLB made Batting Helmet mandatory for all players playing in the professional leagues. Following suit, the Little League made helmets mandatory in 1950.
Rawlings Coolflo Single Flap Batting Helmet
The New Avatar From 2000 Onwards
The first professional batting helmet was tested by the MLB in 2005 at the All-Star Game in Detroit. These helmets had molded crown with larger ear holes for perfect comfort. While the side vents and the back vents made air circulation easy. Rawlings came to the forefront with a $100 helmet in 2009. Its design could endure hits from balls traveling at 100 miles per hour from a distance of 2 feet. MLB made the Rawlings S100 Pro Comp batting helmet mandatory for all the players in 2013. In 2018, the C-Flap came into fashion. It is an earflap attachment that covers the jaw and keeps you safe. Currently, major helmet manufacturers like Rawlings and Easton are manufacturing batting helmet that has built-in earflap an idea taken from the earlier C-Flap model.
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Features Of Our Helmet
- Imported Quality helmets.
- They are light to use and made from high-quality plastic.
- Its design provides a soft and comfortable fit.
- The helmets come with TPU Padding for advance impact absorption.
- The design supports better heat and hygiene management.
- These batting helmet maximize air circulation with superior quality Padding and Jaw Pad Set.
- They come in various size and vibrant colours.