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15 Mar

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Caden Beaumont

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baseball batter mask safety

Why don't batters wear masks in baseball?

Why don't batters wear masks in baseball?

Baseball is a beloved American pastime, and one of the most widely played sports in the world. But why don't batters wear protective masks like those seen in other sports such as lacrosse and hockey? The reason is that in baseball, the batter is usually at least a few feet away from the pitcher, giving them enough time to react if a ball is thrown in their direction. The masks would limit the batter's peripheral vision, making it more difficult to spot the ball in the air and react to it. Additionally, the mask would add extra weight and make it harder to swing the bat. For these reasons, batters in baseball do not wear masks.

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