America's favorite past time has proven to be a game of risk.
This, after Tampa Bay Rays pitcher, Alex Cobb, who grew up in Vero Beach, was hit by a line drive ball Saturday and sent to the hospital.
"Playing out in the field is very hazardous. A lot of stuff like that happens when you're a pitcher," said Brooks Demontluzin, a pitcher for the Jupiter Pacers.
He says he has also been hit. "It would hit me in the ankle or the leg, but never in the face," said Demontluzin.
Jupiter Pacers coach Doug Ferguson said he's only had one player hit in the face in his 30 years of coaching.
"When the baseball is going over 90 miles and hour, it's very hard to reach to a ball coming at you."
As pitchers continue to suffer serious injuries because of their defenseless position, some wonder if it's time for pitchers to be given more protection.
"What they need to do is just make it like a regular baseball cap, but have some extra kevlar material inside of it to give them extra protection," said Ferguson.
Prototypes have been in the works, but none have been made a requirement. Ferguson says it would be tough to make a helmet that would be small enough, but still tough enough.
"Really I think it would depend on how it looked," said Ferguson.
The other challenge: making players want to wear it.
"That would never happen in my opinion honestly. I would not want to wear a helmet out there. It's not the same it would change the game completely," said Demontluzin.
Major League base coaches, on the other hand, have been required to wear helmets on the field for several years.