Baseball Catcher's Mask

Description
Steve Richard Nicosia (b. 1955) played for eight seasons on four different teams, ending his career in 1985. Niicosia used this catcher's mask as a rookie when he caught Game Seven for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1979 World Series.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mask
catcher's mask
catcher's mask, basebal
catcher's mask, baseball
Date made
1970-1979
user
Nicosia, Steve
maker
Wilson Sporting Goods Company
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 in x 11 in x 5 in; 38.1 cm x 27.94 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
1979.1020.07
accession number
1979.1020
catalog number
1979.1020.07
subject
Baseball
Sports
Professional
Major League
event
World Series
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift from the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Team

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