Steven Domalewski, the Little League baseball player who was left brain-damaged after being hit with a batted ball in 2006 has received $14.5 million after suing Little League, Sports Authority, and Louisville Slugger. Domalewski was pitching when he was struck in the chest by a line drive hit off an aluminum bat. He suffered a cardiac arrest and was without oxygen for between 15 and 20 minutes. Domalewski, now 18, is blind and wheelchair bound as a consequence. Little League contends that metal bats are safe, and aluminum bats are used in every level of baseball except the minor and major leagues.
[via Huffington Post]