Baseball Catcher's Mask


Steve Nicosia (b. 1955) played for eight seasons on four different teams, ending his career in 1985. Niicosia used this catcher's mask , when, as a rookie, he caught game seven of the the 1979 World Series, helping the PIttsburgh Pirates defeat the Baltimore Orioles.

Nicosia caught for the PIttsburgh Pirates (1978-1983,) San Francisco Giants (1983-1984,) Montreal Expos (1985,) and Toronto Blue Jays (1985.) The right-hander had a lifteime .248 batting average with 11 home runs and 88 runs batted in.

Date Made: 1970-1979

User: Nicosia, SteveAssociated Name: Pittsburgh PiratesMaker: Wilson Sporting Goods Company

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport Or Game: BaseballWeb Subject: SportsLevel Of Sport: ProfessionalMajor LeagueRelated Event: World Series


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Credit Line: Gift from the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Team

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.1020.07Accession Number: 1979.1020Catalog Number: 1979.1020.07

Object Name: maskcatcher's maskcatcher's mask, basebalcatcher's mask, baseball

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


Record Id: nmah_676821

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