catcher's mask

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Noun1.catcher's mask - a mask to protect the face of the catcher in baseballcatcher's mask - a mask to protect the face of the catcher in baseball
bar mask - a catcher's mask with bars
baseball equipment - equipment used in playing baseball
birdcage mask - a catcher's mask with a strong wire face
face mask - mask that provides a protective covering for the face in such sports as baseball or football or hockey
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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.