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When did MLB batters start using arm & leg guards?

by Ken
(Fremont, CA 94536)

Photo Bill Stanton: Checkswing.com

Photo Bill Stanton: Checkswing.com

Ken asked: What year or decade did batters start using them?


Rick answered: Thanks for your question Ken.

I have had no luck in locating any information on when elbow and leg guards were first used by MLB hitters.

To my best recollection, it was sometime in the 90's. Most prominent initially were Barry Bonds and Craig Biggio.

Possibly one of our readers will be able to shed some light as to the time frame on this one.

Yours in baseball,

Rick

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