After surviving a ruptured brain aneurysm in 2018, New York Yankees reliever Danny Farquhar will wear a custom protective cap.
According to ESPN’s William Weinbaum, the Bombers contracted Unequal Technologies to construct a Kevlar hat lining for Farquhar.
— Gary Phillips (@GaryHPhillips) February 15, 2019
The 32-year-old reliever had surgery after he suffered a brain hemorrhage during a game on April 20. Farquhar was a member of the Chicago White Sox at that time.
“What we made protects his temple and the skull area where he had surgery,” Unequal CEO Rob Vito told ESPN’s Outside the Lines, per Weinbaum.
Torres debuted a padded hat as a member of the San Diego Padres in 2014. His version of the protective headgear was much bulkier than Farquhar’s:
Topps Heritage High Numbers missed an opportunity to get Alex Torres in his hat. pic.twitter.com/NlEGdUTs99
— Baseball and More (@Baseball_More) December 1, 2015
Understandably, some fans poked fun at Torres’s new look:
— Mickey Koke (@mickeykoke) February 12, 2016
The Yankees’ first spring training game is on Feb. 23. Tune in to possibly grab a glimpse of Farquhar’s first game action since his terrifying incident last season.
Don’t forget to peep his new cranium cover, too.