Bryce Harper's glasses make him the newest member of baseball's fashionable history of specs
The eyeball aids have since run the gamut in style and function, from Specs Toporcer's pioneering style as the first outfielder to wear spectacles in the field to the 1970s aviator look favored by fashion icons Kent Tekulve and Reggie Jackson. And then, there are the iconic goggles worn by Chris Sabo. When you think of it, one of the most popular pieces of the baseball uniform -- the flip-up shade -- is a spectacle as well.
Today, we honor the heritage of the great equalizer, the eyeglass. The same thing that enabled you to read the board in middle school also helps ballplayers throw strikes and bash dingers.
Find your favorite pair below and revel in the glasses glory:
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