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NuttyBuddy Design Awards

IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America)

Recipient of an international award from the IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America). Rather than the upside down triangle shape of devices currently on the market, the NuttyBuddy® athletic cup is anatomically shaped to the male body, which provides never-before-seen levels of comfort and protection. In addition, a "tail" resides between the legs to center the cup during activity and provide protection under the groin area.

Sponsored by Business Week Industrial Design Excellence Award, 2006, Bronze award. View IDEA Award


2010 Winner Best In Show: Awarded by Collegiate Baseball

Selected by the college coaches of America as the best new product for 2010 at the world’s best baseball trade show features interesting products which will help game reach higher plateau.


Midwest Umpire Award

"Winner (Tie): Nutty Buddy


We have to wonder how many times ex-MLB pitcher Mark Littell has stood in front of a pitching machine wearing nuthin' but a jock and a Nutty Buddy? He must be either crazy or extremely confident in his Nutty Buddy design!


It turns out he has good reason to be confident in the Nutty Buddy as its design is a huge leap forward in umpire safety. The story goes that Mark Littell was working with Kansas City Royals pitchers in spring training and discovered that many did not wear a protective cup because it was uncomfortable. Littell set out to design a more comfortable cup, and in the process, also developed a safer cup!"


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