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Baseball: creater of the batting helmet dies at age 87

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posted on May, 16 2005 @ 05:58 PM
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charlie muse, the man who invented the batting helmet in the early 50's has died at age 87. hard as it is to believe before then the batters only wore a cloth baseball cap when they batted, here is the link and a good read on the man who did it all for many years for the pittsburgh pirates

sports.yahoo.com...;_ylc=X3o'___'BpcDBuM2RlBF9TAzk1ODYxNzc3BHNlYwN0aA--?slug=ap-obit-muse&prov=ap&type=lgns




posted on May, 16 2005 @ 08:07 PM
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What was the average speed of a pitch before the batting helmet, and what is it today? Just curious if that information migh tbe out there, and if it's much different.



posted on May, 17 2005 @ 05:07 AM
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it would be impossible to tell, the teams didn't have the radar guns back then that they do today so all you have to go by are the impressions of th espeed, i would think that the speed would be pretty comparable to what it is today, maybe a few mph slower as the atheletes have gotten bigger over the years, it still wouldn't have been a good thing to get hit in the . with a baseball, i can't imagine that any of todays players would ever dream of going to bat without a helmet, they even wear them on the basepaths these days



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