On September 15, 1952 — The Pirates become the first team to wear helmets in which the temples are protected. The headgear is worn both at the plate and in the field.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference September 15
National Pastime
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
Replay The Game