A jury has ordered a baseball-bat company to pay $951,000 to a high school pitcher who was hit in the face by a line drive. Lawyers for pitcher Dillon Yeaman argued that the hitter's aluminum bat had a "design defect" — namely, that the ball came off it too quickly — and should have had a label warning of the "known risk of grave harm" to anyone hit by a fast-moving baseball.
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