Teen’s Catastrophic Injury Reignites Aluminum Bat Controversy
A 16-year-old Marin Catholic High School pitcher who went into a coma after a line drive off an aluminum baseball bat struck him in the head has reignited a debate that has raged since the introduction of these bats. The catastrophic injury took place during a scrimmage with another high school on March 11 of this year. Within 48 hours of the injury, surgeons removed part of the boy’s skull to reduce pressure on his brain, and his doctors placed him in a medically induced coma. The young man is in critical, but stable condition at Marin General Hospital.
Although professional baseball players use wooden bats exclusively, amateur players tend to use aluminum bats as they don’t break or require replacement. Longtime critics of the metal bats continue to claim that baseballs struck with lighter aluminum bats leave the bat at a much higher velocity and lessen player’s reaction times, especially pitchers who are only 55 feet from home plate.
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