Baseball Chest Protectors
Catcher's Chest Protector
Each part of a catcher's body needs protection when facing fastballs behind the plate, especially the chest. A catcher's chest is typically in the strike zone, meaning if he doesn't catch the ball, it would hit him right in the chest. Chest protectors cover from below the neck, all the way down to a players chest, sometimes including some shoulder protection. They're typically made of a foam that softens the blow of a baseball and are easy to take on and off with straps that go around a player's back. They're also usually made with ventilation to keep a catcher cool, since underneath all of his equipment it can get pretty hot for a catcher.