Following decades of clinical research, testing and refinement, Rogers® BreakAway™ Baseball Bases are now the de facto system in the market at displacing energy from player to base – without creating a secondary hazard or danger to other ball players.
From youth baseball leagues to MLB training camps, Rogers® BreakAway™ Baseball Base is persistently referred to as the best base on the market – and for good reason. With over 30 years of use, Rogers® continues to out-perform its competitors both in minimizing injuries and in long-lasting durability. But don’t take our word for it, read what some of our best customers have to say below.
Durable and long-lasting, Rogers® BreakAway™ Baseball and Softball Base sets are used by leagues of all ages and levels.
A patented modular system made of high-quality natural rubber that provides safety at home plate, reduces infield maintenance and saves money.
Injuries caused by collisions at first base can be significantly reduced by installing any one of Rogers® Double First Base Systems on your ball fields.
I have been using Rogers bases since I played at Oklahoma State in 1997-2000. When I left to coach, I ensured every field I coached had them. I love Roger's bases. I swear by them. They saved my playing career on many occasions, and I am sure many of my players. So when BSN suggested going to a magnetic base because they are similar, I said NO WAY! I have to find a way to get my program a new set!
HEAD SOFTBALL COACH, CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL
... Chairman Brown gave the second award to Roger Hall, president of Rogers Sports Corp. of Elizabethtown, Pa., for his invention of the Rogers® BreakAway™ Baseball Base. As head baseball coach at Elizabethtown College, Hall saw that base-sliding injuries occurred to players at all levels - from Little League® baseball to professional. When he could not interest sporting goods manufacturers in making a safer base, he developed one himself.
CPSC's baseball study found that safety release baseball bases, such as the Rogers® BreakAway™ Baseball Base, could reduce 6,600 base-contact sliding injuries to children occurring in organized play. Currently, Little League® Baseball uses Hall's bases during its Little League® World Series and, for the first time this year, softball played at the Olympics will use these safety bases...
CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
We have been using the Rogers® BreakAway™ Baseball Base System at our Little League® Regional facility in Waco, TX for the last 18 years and continue to be impressed with both the performance and durability of the baseball base. We have found them to be effective at reducing the risk of sliding injuries and highly recommend their use on any baseball field.
MICHAEL J. WITHERWAX
SOUTHWEST REGIONAL DIRECTOR, LITTLE LEAGUE® BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL LITTLE LEAGUE® WORLD SERIES REGIONAL FACILITY
I have used Rogers® BreakAway™ Softball Base Systems at both Northwestern University and now at Penn State. My teams have been playing on the Rogers® BreakAway™ Softball Base for so long that I forget what type of injuries we used to have. I have found them to be very effective at virtually eliminating sliding injuries.
HEAD SOFTBALL COACH, THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Based on the report from the study conducted by Dr. David Janda, Little League® Baseball has approved the Rogers® BreakAway™ Baseball Base System. International Little League® Baseball Officials have chosen the Rogers® BreakAway™ Baseball Base System for use in the Little League® World Series and all of The Little League® Baseball regional facilities in the United States. "We think they are superior.”
DR. CREIGHTON J. HALE,
FORMER LITTLE LEAGUE® BASEBALL PRESIDENT, NOW SENIOR ADVISOR
I purchased my first set of Rogers® BreakAway™ Baseball Bases in 1988 and continue to use them to this day. In the past, we had 4 to 5 major base sliding injuries per year but since installing Rogers BreakAway™ Baseball Base, we have had zero, zero - not one injury - as a result of sliding improperly – since 1988! In my 30 plus years as a player and administrator I’ve seen and played on every type of baseball base including stationary and other so called safety bases. Rogers BreakAway™ Baseball Base is by far the absolute best base and piece of safety equipment to come along – nothing else comes close. No child or adult should ever play on a field that does not have these baseball bases – period.
FORMER PRESIDENT, ELIZABETHTOWN MEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE 1974 – 2006
I’ve been using the Rogers® BreakAway™ Base since 2001 and have not had one injury since they were installed on our fields. Not only does it provide safety to my players, it also allows me to teach them proper sliding techniques without the worry of injury. I’ve been coaching for 23 years and in my opinion, Rogers® BreakAway™ Softball Bases are the best softball bases on the market – I endorse them 100%.
HEAD SOFTBALL COACH, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Our fields have all levels and types of players including Little League® Baseball, girls youth leagues, Co-ed, Fast Pitch, and men’s senior leagues, so safety of our players is a big concern. Before installing Rogers® BreakAway™ Baseball Base, I used an alternate safety base and was less than pleased with its performance. I began to research alternate safety baseball bases and when I found Rogers® BreakAway™ Baseball Base, my decision to purchase was simple. Since using the base, I am convinced without question that it is the safest design of any base and its performance and engineering are clearly the best.
PRESIDENT, WEST CHESTER AREA SPORTS ASSOCIATION
...Rogers® baseball bases are cost-effective and safer than standard stationary bases. In recreational softball leagues, the use of Rogers® BreakAway™ Baseball Bases should be mandatory.
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, VOL 18, NO. 6
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