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Charlie Muse, the inventor of the batting helmet, has died. He worked for the Pittsburgh Pirates for 52 years, mostly as the traveling secretary (his assistant was not George Costanza). "The players laughed at the first helmets, called them miner's helmets," Muse said about his invention. "They said the only players who would wear them were sissies." Wonder whatever happened to the guy who invented the cup ...

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Muse, Inventor of Helmet, Dies [MLB.com]