Why This Major League Player Wants Every Baseball Pitcher to Wear His Hat

Alex Torres is the first major league pitcher to wear a protective cap on the mound.
1:48 | 06/23/14

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And finally tonight the picture in a funny looking cap making baseball history over the weekend Alex Torres of the San Diego Padres became the first Major League pitcher to do something that could mark. A revolution. Here's ABC's John -- When Alex tourists went out there wearing this on his head look back at that these -- He knew it would get at least this kind of gentle judging. But here's what he wore it this time last year he was in Tampa when it was his teammate Alex Cobb up there and -- pitched and this came back at him. And -- who's from Venezuela took over that day but it got him thinking his. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It is called the -- blocks and it has Major League approval offering protection from a straight back at the pitcher line -- It's safe up to ninety miles an hour does -- look -- sure. But they said the same thing when batting helmets became mandatory in 1956. And the little -- covering in 1983. And remember football that -- sport went from this. To this to this. Because the guys kept getting hurt. Two million kids play baseball so Alex -- says. -- -- -- -- you know four you know if he did blessing me. I hope so the big -- Houston to. So what if his teammates make cracks about looking like Super Mario and even his wife has said it looks weird. He may not go down in history as one of baseball's greatest left handers. But if the pitching -- catches -- -- the batting helmet Alex Taurus will always have that footnote having gotten their first. John Donvan ABC news Washington.

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