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Sunglasses on the Baseball Diamond Have Been Around Since 1882

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Pioneer Paul Hines also scored the first unassisted triple play.

Paul Hines was a 27-year-old centerfielder for the Providence Grays in 1882 when he became the first player to wear sunglasses on the field. “Historical accounts shed little light on his motive for wearing the sunglasses,” reports the sports website Stackactive, “but clearly, the sun glare affected Hines in the field. The Baseball Almanac charges Hines with a whopping 27 errors in 82 games at centerfield for the Grays.” In 1878, Hines also became the first player to score an unassisted triple play.

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