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SportYankees Had MLB-Sanctioned Specialized Hat Made for Danny Farquhar

17:20  15 february  2019
17:20  15 february  2019 Source:   12up.com

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Yankees Had MLB-Sanctioned Specialized Hat Made for Danny Farquhar© Lachlan Cunningham/GettyImages Chicago White Sox v Oakland Athletics

​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 recently ​signed with the Yankees on a minor-league deal in late January. He was even announced as ​one of the 21 non-roster players New York is inviting to Spring Training.

After the Yanks signed Farquhar, however, they had a specialized, six-ounce ​MLB-sanctioned cap designed with a Kevlar composite insert to protect his head.

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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."

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.

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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.

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