In one memorable game in 1955, the Steelers, with their quarterback, Jim Finks, wearing a catcher's mask
to protect the broken jaw he suffered in an earlier game in Philadelphia, won in dramatic fashion and took over first place, but they so were banged up after beating the Eagles that they lost six of their last seven games.
Layne huddled with the other umpires, but the call remained even though Layne said he saw the bat make contact with the catcher's mask
, as did some of the other umpires.
The image was a photographic negative made of glass, weighty and fragile, like a windowpane imprinted with what had been glimpsed through it: the spectral figure of a black man, his torso and face finely half-lit, his lashless eyes, white below the iris like a boxer's in a fight poster, looking out from behind a catcher's mask
This catcher's mask
has 21 vent ports throughout the shell that are flush to avoid direct contact with the face.
But the catcher's mask
caught on quickly among pros and amateurs alike and was in wide use by the 1880s.
15 on his catcher's mask
to pay tribute to Thurman Munson and delivered a performance that would have delighted the former New York Yankees captain.
The Travelers front office never threw out anything over the years, and the central Arkansas baseball fan is the beneficiary, with everything from classic photos from the early 1900s Travs to a 1920s catcher's mask
to every Travelers team photo since the 1960s, and lots, lots more.
Visitors board a gigantic wooden ark to view the 186 species -- many made from recycled materials, including car tires, a catcher's mask
and coiled bedsprings.
SOFTBALL Fielder's mitts, right-handed 7 Fielder's mitts, left-handed 2 Catcher's mitt, 1 Catcher's mask
, 1 Bats 6 Softballs 6 FOOTBALL Footballs 2 Inflator 1 Air gauge 1 VOLLEYBALL Volleyball 1 Net 1 BADMINTON Badminton set 1 Shuttlecocks 12 DART BOARD SETS 3 HORSESHOES Set of Horseshoes 1 Stakes 2
Try strapping on a catcher's mask
, chest protector and shinguards, and crouch behind the plate during a 3-hour, 10-minute game as the stadium thermometer flashes 101 degrees.
The final duty of either the on-deck hitter or the runner who has just scored is to remove the catcher's mask
or a bat, or both, from the path of an incoming runner/slider.
The catcher's mask
used in baseball was invented by Fred W.