SportYankees Had MLB-Sanctioned Specialized Hat Made for Danny Farquhar
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The story of Danny Farquhar is mesmerizing. Back in April of 2018, the 31-year-old collapsed in the dugout due to a brain aneurysm.
Since then, he has worked his way back to baseball in the most inspiring of comeback stories, and most recentlyl in late January. He was even announced as New York is inviting to Spring Training.
After the Yanks signed Farquhar, however, they had a specialized, six-ounce-sanctioned cap designed with a Kevlar composite insert to protect his head.
Cleared after aneurysm, Farquhar agrees to deal with Yankees
Pitcher Danny Farquhar has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Yankees after recovering from a ruptured aneurysm and brain hemorrhage.
Really interesting story here from ESPN’s Willie Weinbaum. When the Yankees signed Danny Farquhar, they contacted a company that makes an MLB-sanctioned, Kevlar-lined protective cap. Farquhar is returning to baseball after a brain hemorrhage last April.— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey)
Constructed by Unequal Technologies, the hat also consists of an outer flap of a polymer, similar to what is used in batting helmets for extra padding and protection.
"The Yankees contacted us to design something to meet with the approval of his neurologist," said Unequal CEO Rob Vito. "What we made protects his temple and the skull area where he had surgery."
Danny Farquhar nearly died last April. Less than 10 months later, he's back and throwing harder than before as he eyes making the Yankees. My latest for— R.J. Anderson (@r_j_anderson) :
Class. Absolute class from the New York Yankees. The beauty of sports in a nutshell.
This story will brighten the darkest of days. Here's to hoping Farquhar remains healthy enough to compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster.
Yankees' Farquhar throws 1st sim game since brain hemorrhage.
Danny Farquhar took another big step in his comeback, and his family was in the stands to see it. Farquhar struck out two and walked one during a scoreless inning Sunday in his first simulated game for the New York Yankees since collapsing in the Chicago White Sox dugout last April 20. The right-hander was diagnosed with a ruptured aneurysm and brain hemorrhage and had surgery the next day. He was hospitalized until May 7. ''Extraordinarily successful being the fact that I wasn't thinking about anything besides striking everybody out,'' Farquhar said.