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When was the first baseball chest protector worn?


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November 06, 2007 12:48AM

Jack Clements of the Philadelphia Phillies was the first catcher to wear a chest protector in 1885. The first chest protectors were worn under the uniform and not over. Clements was one of the few left handed catchers in the game and caught over 1000 games, the most of any left handed catcher in MLB history.