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Chicago Innovation Award Winner

Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

Winner in: 2003
Winning Product: Youth Batting Helmet
Winner Category: Chicago Innovation Award
Industry: Consumer Products

The Youth Batting Helmet has taken Little League baseball by storm with an innovative design that protects the head against the biggest threat in baseball, getting hit in the head by a ball. Wilson Sporting Goods Co. designed a new generation of batting helmets that were featured during the 2003 Little League World Series. The innovative design appearance and unique adjustment mechanism have created much turmoil in a very traditional product category. The competition has scrambled to create a new design and customers are asking for more; the batting helmet is now being offered in adult sizes as well.

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