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There really is no need to wear a helmet if you're just watching. Foul balls do sometimes pop over fences, but most parks have nets and it is unlikely you will get hit by a ball.

If you are playing, it is necessary to wear a helmet while batting.

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Players are much closer to home plate in softball therefore the ball will travel to the pitcher and to the bases much quicker. There is a far greater chance of getting hit in the face with the ball in softball.

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softball helmets have a face guard to keep the player from getting in the face or mouth area by a wild ball.

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Yes. The softball helmet has both ears covered. The Baseball helemt has only one ear covered. That ear is the one closest to the catcher.

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