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The majority of hitters have added the padded plastic that is bolted to the earflap on the batting helmet and extends down a player’s jaw line, covering the cheek bone.
Willie Calhoun, who was the Rangers' left fielder in the B game, said that the incident reinforces his decision to wear a helmet that features a pad that extends from the earflap and protects his jaw.
Eagles center Jason Kelce sported an Elmer Fudd-style wool cap with earflaps that the entire team was given as host-community gifts upon landing.
In 1983, earflap helmets were required in the major leagues, although many players still wear helmets covering only the ear exposed to an oncoming pitch.
Rickard appeared to be hit between the left earflap and the bill of his helmet by an 89 mph fastball from Angels right-hander Troy Scribner.
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