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  • Alex Torres earns first career save while wearing new protective headgear

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew17 hrs ago

    New York Mets reliever Alex Torres was a pioneer of sorts when he became the first pitcher in MLB to wear a form of protective headgear in a regular season game. That significant moment in baseball's journey to better protect its pitchers happened last June 21, when Torres was still pitching for the San Diego Padres.

    What's most notable here in 2015 is that the model Torres wore then is apparently already as outdated to him personally as the old Padres uniform in his closet, which seems to suggest a continued evolution and improvement with the product.

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