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December 12, 2013

Major League Baseball Plans to Ban Collisions at Home Plate

It is an iconic part of baseball: A player rounds third base, sprints toward home plate and barrels into the catcher at full speed.

But now, baseball officials have decided to ban collisions at the plate to protect players from concussions and other injuries.

The decision, which could go into effect as soon as next season, is the latest example of sports officials looking to improve safety amid a growing awareness of the long-term dangers of head injuries.

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