On This Date 4/24/1956
Frank Umont breaks a taboo, becoming the first major league umpire to wear eyeglasses. The 39-year-old is in his third season as an American League umpire. Umont first wears the glasses in a game between the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Athletics. The Tigers win the game 7-4 at Kansas City Municipal Stadium, but after the game, the talk was about Umont the umpire with glasses, who refused to discuss his eyewear.