The Head Guard, developed by Safer Sports Technologies, is designed to protect pitchers from line drives to the head, which can cause devastating injuries and worse. This head guard is made from a blend of carbon fiber and Kevlar with high-density polyurethane padding.
This curved protective piece weighs less than 57 grams and covers the most exposed portion of the pitcher's temple and forehead. It slips easily into the pitcher's cap, making it completely non-intrusive.
Last August, Miami Marlins pitcher Dan Jennings was hit in the head by a 101 mph line drive, an incident that made for horrific viewing. Jennings himself is just one of many major league players who worked with Safer Sports Technologies to help create this carbon fiber head plate. The Head Guard promises to keep pitchers comfortable and allow them to focus on their game without having to worry about severe head injuries.