These skates were worn by Phil Verchota (number 27), a member of the underdog 1980 U.S.
Baseball Catcher's Mask
Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 10/22/2008
Steve Richard Nicosia (b. 1955) played for eight seasons on four different teams, ending his career in 1985. As a rookie, Nicosia used this catcher's mask when he caught during Game Seven of the 1979 World Series. Later in his career, he set a San Francisco Giants record with eight consecutive hits in 1984.