On April 24, 1956 — 1956 – American League umpire Frank Umont is the first to wear glasses in a regular-season game when he officiates a contest between the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Athletics. A former NFL tackle for the New York Giants, Umont still presents an intimidating appearance to most players and fans.

 


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Sources:

Baseball Reference April 24

SABR Games Project

National Pastime April 24

Hall of Fame

Retro Sheet