Retrieved from "http:en.wikipedia.org the free encyclopedia A batting helmet is the protective headgear worn by batters in a game of Baseball of softball. It is meant ot protect the batter from stray pitches thrown by the pitcher. Batting helmets were not required in Major League Baseball until 1956, a result of several years of hospitalizations due to injury form hits to the head. Occasionally, a player who perceives a higher-than-normal risk of head injury will wear a batting helmet in the playing field. One notable example is current major-leaguer John Olerud, who started doing so after undergoing emergency surgery for a cerebral aneurysm while attending Washington state University.
The wearing of helmets became compulsory after the death of Andrey Kivilev in 2003.
Baseball helmets became popular in the 1950s although wearing a helmet at bat was not made a mandatory rule until 1971.
1939 the same ear helmets became obligatory
Helmets were worn by most NFL players when the league started in 1920, however they were not made mandatory until 1943. The NCAA did not require players to wear helmets until 1939.
Back in the early 40's when T.V.'s came out
The Brooklyn Dodgers en masse started putting plastic liners into their tradition caps in 1941. Indiviudal players had been doing this though beforehand. Modern-day helmets were not manadated until 1971 and ear flaps not until 1982 or '83.
They started wearing helmets when a guy got tackled and he got an injury so they decided to make an invention that protects your head from you getting hurt. It's made of hard steel so when you bump into somebody you don't get an injury. That's when they started making helmets......
when you want to start wearing them
they start wearing shorts and pants