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Baseball: New helmet unveiled to protect pitchers

March 7, 2011 | 11:34 am

Helmet_300 Easton-Bell unveiled a new helmet Monday that is designed to protect pitchers.

Gunnar Sandberg, a teenage pitcher from Northern California who was injured last year after a ball struck him in the head, will be testing the prototype though he's expected to be a designated hitter this season.

The helmets could be made available for purchase this fall, and no price has been set.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Photo: Easton-Bell's new helmet. Credit: Easton-Bell Sports