Line-Drive Injuries

Course Description

Line Drive Injuries is a 1.5-hour course designed to address baseball-related injuries, specifically batted ball injuries.

Why this topic?

Baseball injuries result in a significant number of visits to hospital emergency departments and are the fifth most common sports injury. Baseball and softball account for 10% of all sports and recreational injuries seen in emergency departments.


  • In fast-pitch softball, a pitcher throwing at 59 mph has an average of 0.278 seconds to react to a ball hit back toward the mound.
  • Although death from a sports injury is rare, the leading cause of death from a sports-related injury is a brain injury.
  • Nearly 117,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for baseball-related injuries.
  • Nearly 26,000 children ages 5 to 14were treated in hospital emergency rooms for softball-related injuries.
  • Baseball has the highest fatality rate among sports for children ages 5 to 14.
  • Most organized-sports-related injuries occur during practice.


This course is designed to be taken on the road to you and is available at community sites as requested.


This cost is offered free of charge. However, a minimum of 15 attendees is required.

What does your organization provide?

A minimum of 15 attendees
Classroom space
Distribution of course promotional
Audio visual (if available)
Refreshments (if desired)

What does Deaconess provide?

Course promotional materials
Program presentation

If you are interested in having this program presented FREE at your school or organization, please contact the Trauma Services Program Specialist at 812-450-2961 or complete the form below.

Questions about Deaconess Trauma Services? Please contact us.

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