12/04/1877 Catcher's mask is used for the first time
Sports Helmets, Catcher's Mask
In a baseball game between Harvard students and the Live Oaks, the curve ball was all the rage and Harvard catcher James Tyng was taking a beating behind home plate. He became the first man to wear a catcher’s mask in a professional game. The reaction in the media was diverse.
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