Who invented the earflap on the baseball helmet?
Only about two weeks until pitchers and catchers report for spring training. So over at the Uni Watch Blog, we've been getting ready for the baseball season by investigating a pecific question: Who was the first hitter to wear an earflap on his batting helmet?
The question turns out to be trickier that it seems. Here's what we've found:
• 1940: White Sox second baseman Jackie Hayes suffers repeated beanings and fashions a primitive helmet that includes an earflap. ...
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