In 1916, The Newspaper Enterprise Association ran a series of brief articles called “One Minute Talks with Ballplayers.”
“I have worn glasses while pitching for several years and know no reason why they should prove a handicap to any youngster who wants to pitch. There is no chance for him, though in any other position on the team in my opinion.
“a spectacled youth cannot play the outfield because it is impossible for him to accurately judge a fly ball while running at full speed. He may not aspire to be a catcher because he cannot wear a mask and spectacles.
“He will be handicapped in the infield because of the ground he must cover for it is difficult to judge a line drive or a grounder at top speed while wearing glasses.”