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.
Hall of Fame Catcher Roger Bresnahan Played between 1897 - 1915 Bresnahan most notable contributions to the game were in protective equipment. In 1905 after getting "beaned" in the head with a baseball began experimenting with head gear similar to the leather football helmet of the period that were made by A.J. Reach. Sliced vertically: one half for covering the left side of a right handed batter's head, the other for the lefty hitter. Two years later in 1907 he devised catcher's shin guards. The first, evidently modeled after a cricketer's leg pads but were large, and bulky. NL president Pulliam dismisses the Opening Day protests of Pittsburgh manager Fred Clarke over Roger Bresnahan's shin guards. As yet, Bresnahan was the only catcher using them. Ignoring the ridicule, it was not thought to be gentlemanly to use them. By 1909 the design was refined, and became accepted, and more wildly used. The first team that made their players wear helmets was the 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers Modern-day helmets were not manditory until 1971 and ear flaps not until about 1982. I will leave a link below for more information on Roger Bresnahan, and his inovations, and other baseball equipment. -Steven KeyMan
Hall of Fame Catcher Roger Bresnahan Played between 1897 - 1915. Bresnahan most notable contributions to the game were in protective equipment. In 1905 after getting "beaned" in the head with a baseball began experimenting with head gear similar to the leather football helmet of the period that were made by A.J. Reach. Sliced vertically: one half for covering the left side of a right handed batter's head, the other for the lefty hitter.
In 1933, England's Patsy Hendren came up with a home-made head protection (well, temple protection really) which he used when playing the West Indies. Mike Brearley wore something very similar from about 1975, The first full helmet was probably that used by Dennis Amiss around 1977 or 1978.
Umm. Because they were tired of cleaning up blood.
They wore helmets long before world war 1.
In August 1979, then president of the National Hockey League (NHL), John Ziegler, announced that protective helmets would become mandatory in the NHL. "The introduction of the helmet rule will be an additional safety factor," he said. The only exception to the rule are players -- after signing a waiver form -- who signed pro contracts prior to 1 June 1979.
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