Baseball Crank
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August 17, 2006
BASEBALL: The Mustache Did It!

Maxim's look at 10 great baseball mustaches, at least in the modern era (the 1880s was an earlier golden age for facial hair). A few quick thoughts:

*They probably should have included at least one black and/or Latino player. What, Jose Valentin wasn't available? Or how about this valiant effort to link mustache and sideburns?

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*Doesn't that picture of Al Hrabosky make him look - otehr than the facial hair - like Will Ferrell?

*Actually, Keith Hernandez did shave the mustache in 1987, leading to him having the "phantom mustache" effect, where it's gone but you keep thinking it's there. Keith didn't stay clean-shaven long enough for this effect to wear off.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:13 PM | Baseball 2006 | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

Shenanigans on Hernandez beating Rollie freaking Fingers.

Posted by: Wells at August 17, 2006 6:36 PM

Yeah, Rollie remains the Babe Ruth of mustaches.

Mattingly had a pretty good mustache, but I think I would have dropped him in favor of somebody like Luis Tiant.

Posted by: Jerry at August 17, 2006 6:47 PM

This has nothing to do with this but there is a great article on espn.com today by Kurkjian about grand slams. Very interesting stuff. Jim Palmer never gave up a grand slam. Pitched nearly 4,000 innings. Crazy.

Posted by: jim at August 18, 2006 12:02 PM

You've got to go with Adam Dunn as the current player that most closely resembles Will Ferrell.

Posted by: Brian at August 18, 2006 1:23 PM
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