Rawlings Sporting Goods Co., Inc. introduced a new batter’s helmet that is promises increased protection at ball speeds up to 100 miles per hour. Rawlings S100 helmets will be available in April 2009 at select
retailers and team dealer locations. All S100 helmets will feature an
extended three year limited warranty.

The S100 helmets utilize the Advanced Impact System developed by
Rawlings. With its four independent layers of construction: the shell,
a composite insert, an expanded Polypropylene liner and foam enhanced
with Outlast® technology for sweat reduction; the S100 helmet is both
comfortable and functional.  

“At Rawlings, we consistently strive to create high-performing, innovative equipment for elite athletes. The new S100 helmet will not only perform to high standards, but will offer increased protection at higher impact speeds,” said Travis Gessley, Rawlings Product Director. “We know that parents, coaches, and players value safety and performance and we’re proud to have created a product that can provide both to athletes so they can focus on their game.”

Rawlings is the Official Helmet Supplier to Major League Baseball.