Fewer youths hospitalized for baseball injuries

05/27/2009 | United Press International

A study in Pediatrics showed a 25% decrease in the number of U.S. children treated in hospitals between 1994 and 2006 for injuries caused by playing baseball, due in part to better use of protective gear. Researchers said 46% of injuries involved being hit by a baseball and 25% came from being hit by a bat.

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