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Mask and Glove
August 02, 2006
Baseball International Fan:

Equipment news for the National League starting in the 1877 season.

The catchers mask was first worn during the 1877 season.

Al Spalding, losing his pitching prowess, began wearing a glove on his catching hand when he played first base.

In 1878 the major leagues began the use of turnstiles to figure the attendance at the ball parks.

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