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Facemasks Part II: Baseball Gets In the Act
In this second entry on facemasks, RetroCards looks at the world of baseball. Broken jaws are not uncommon in that sport and one early attempt at adding a facemask to a baseball helmet can be traced to Dave Parker (photos 1-4) in 1978 when he first used a hockey mask he purchased at a sporting goods store to protect a broken jaw. An intimidating player without the mask, he probably intimidating opposing pitchers with this unique choice until he switched to a football facemask which afforded him better vision. The same goes for Ellis Valintine of the Expos (photos 5-6),...
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Facemasks: A Pictorial History of Oddities
1. John Williams, Los Angeles Rams, 1978 2. Fred Williamson, Kansas City Chiefs, 1968 3. Keith Fahnhorst, San Fransisco 49ers, 1978 4. Dan Dierdorf, St. Louis Cardinals, 1977 5. Scott Player, Cleveland Browns, 2007 6. Norm Thompson, St. Louis Cardinals, 1976 7. Leonard Thompson, Detroit Lions, 1983 8. Pat Hughes, New Orleans Saints, 1978 9. Charlie Smith, Philadelphia Eagles, 1981 10. Toni Fritsche, Houston Gamblers, 1984 11. Eddie LeBaron, Washington Redskins, 1958 12. Y.A. Tittle, San Francisco 49ers, 1954 13. Doug Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1978 14. Ray Brown, Atlanta Falcons, 1974 15. Ollie Matson, Los Angeles Rams, 1959 Football...
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