Baseball helmet technology has improved drastically over the last decade.
The old days of collapsible “one size fits most” helmets are gone. Seeing players run with a shared team helmet parachuting behind their head is a perfect reminder that if it doesn’t fit, it doesn’t protect.
The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) is the worldwide safety standard for batting helmets. Testing involves creating a 70 mph impact on different areas of the helmet using both larger softballs, and baseballs. Manufacturers have created highly protective helmets to meet these standards.
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