Tommy Soderstrom did not have much time to break in his new chest protector.
Even wearing chest protectors, people didn't stand a chance against its impact.
The league made new umpires wear the inside chest protector starting in 1977.
The chest protector she wore while sparring still sits above her television.
An elderly couple with a girl wearing a catcher's orange chest protector.
"There are times when you have to block balls and they're not always going to hit that chest protector."
"The standard chest protectors, which are made of foam, conduct energy and drive it into the heart," he said.
He is credited with being the first catcher to wear a chest protector.
The difference was the result of the chest protectors the umpires wore.
This was the first known instance of a chest protector used in Test cricket.