Softball To The Head Sends Female Flying (Video)

softball beanballWhat a coincidence!  On the 69th anniversary of the introduction of batting helmets to baseball, be bring you this clip to remind you of their importance.

This may not be baseball, and it may not have been a 93 mph fastball to the head, but when this long throw from the shortstop connected with the head of the female batter on her way to first base during a softball game, it appeared to be just as painful.  After all, when is the last time you have seen a ball send someone’s limp body soaring through the air like that?

Sure, softball may be viewed as the safer, slower, “sister” of baseball, but with these bigger balls flying around, getting beaned never seemed so menacing.

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