17: Baseball players killed by a batted ball between 1991 and 2001

8: Deaths caused by a ball off a metal bat

2: Deaths caused by a ball off a wooden bat

7: Deaths in which the type of bat was not documented

93: Average speed in mph of a ball hit by a high school or college baseball player with a metal bat

86: Average speed in mph of a ball hit by a high school or college baseball player with a wooden bat

160 million: Number of Little League at-bats worldwide in 2006

23: Number of recorded LL injuries due to batted balls last year

$50: Maximum fine for using a metal bat under proposed legislation that would ban them in Pennslyvania Little League

Sources: Philadelphia Inquirer; Brown University; Associated Press


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