A batting helmet is the protective headgear worn by batters in the game of baseball or softball. It is meant to protect the batter's head from errant pitches thrown by the pitcher. A batter who is "hit by pitch", due to an inadvertent wild pitch or a pitcher's purposeful attempt to hit him, may be seriously, even fatally, injured.
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... The home cap and batting helmet are navy blue with a red bill and features the Chief Wahoo logo on the front ... The road cap and batting helmet are navy blue with a red block "C" on the front ... The alternate home cap is red with a navy blue block "C" on the front (the Chief Wahoo batting helmet is still used) ...
... In 2005, Major League Baseball test ran a new batting helmet for the first time in nearly three decades ... Game in Detroit, players were seen wearing a new “molded crown” helmet that featured side vents, back vents and larger ear holes ... The overall majority now wears these new helmets but there are still a few players who wear the older style helmet ...
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