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Protecting the Young Elbow, Part II

Elbow injuries in young baseball pitchers continue to rise and reduce participation. Second to the shoulder, the elbow is a vulnerable area and prone to injury in the young throwing arm. Unfortunately, many young pitchers... more »

Protecting the Young Elbow, Part I

Elbow injuries in young baseball pitchers continue to rise and reduce participation. Second to the shoulder, the elbow is a vulnerable area and prone to injury in the young throwing arm. Unfortunately, many young pitchers... more »

Logan University Taps St. Louis Cardinals Team Physician to Head Up New ATC Master’s Program

Logan University has hired Brian Mahaffey, MD as the medical director for its brand-new Master’s in Athletic Training program, which prepares students to provide evidence-based, preventative, and rehabilitative care in many health care capacities. Dr. Mahaffey... more »

Protecting the Adolescent Arm, Part II — What Can You Do?

Last March I wrote an article on protecting the adolescent arm just before COVID-19 invaded our lives. High school baseball as-well-as just about everything else shut down for the next two to three months because... more »

Brewers Athletic Trainer Hospitalized After Attending to Umpire

A Major League athletic trainer required assistance shortly after providing care to an umpire who was struck in the neck with an errant foul ball during the ninth inning of the Milwaukee Brewers' home game.... more »

Two Ohio Trainers Save HS Baseball Player’s Life

"It didn't feel like an accomplishment," Jaci Combs, an athletic trainer for Fairborn High School in Ohio, said. "I was full of dread about it, honestly, because we didn't know what the outcome would be."... more »

Longtime Atlanta Braves Athletic Trainer Dies

Dave Pursley, the former athletic trainer of the Atlanta Braves, died on Sunday, according to FOX-5 Atlanta and other outlets. He is a member of the Braves Hall of Fame, joining the organization when the... more »

Cape Cod Baseball League calls off 2020 season

The Cape Cod Baseball League, widely considered the preeminent collegiate summer league in the nation, announced on Friday, April 24 that there will no 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The non-profit organization made... more »

Study highlights ties between specialization and baseball injuries

The Journal of Athletic Training today released “Sport Specialization and Increased Injury Frequency in Youth Baseball Players: A Prospective Study.”.. more »


Protecting Pitchers

How many pitches should a high school baseball player throw before resting his arm? And how much time off is needed before getting back on the mound? Each state association will be required to answer those two questions in the next few months, thanks to new NFHS rules passed in July… more »

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