In 2015, the Gateway Baseball Club introduced a mandatory helmet rule, requiring a helmet on all batters, with at least one ear flap on the ear facing the pitcher. Since the rule was put into practice, a few players (including the Club's leading HR hitter, Corey Knisley) have gotten hit in the head. These potentially serious injuries have turned out to be nothing more than a ringing in the ears, thanks to the helmet requirements.
Now, the Gateway Cardinals have taken thinks one awesome looking step forward. This week, the team placed an order for multiple Schutt Air Maxx T helmets. We don't yet know when these helmets will make their introduction to the field, but it's expected that we'll see them in the Postseason at the latest. Until then, take a look at these photos.