This fall, Major League Baseball has been covered in facial hair. Baseball players from several teams—most notably the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics—have been letting their facial fuzz grow like never before. With that in mind, we’ve decided to honor some our favorite keepers of beards and mustaches in MLB history.Get The Facial Hair Look She Likes Best >>>
Take one look at Oakland A’s outfielder Josh Reddick and you’d think he never shaved before in his life. But you’d be wrong. Despite his shaggy hair, Reddick entered the big leagues as a clean-shaven kid and developed into Golden Glover by 2012. Still, Reddick is known for owning a Garibaldi style-beard that is all the rage in the MLB right now.
Richard Michael “Goose” Gossage pitched for nine different major league teams in his 22-year playing career, winning the World Series with the Yankees in 1978. Despite playing in nine All-Star games, Gossage is probably best known for his trademark horseshoe mustache.10 Most Memorable MLB World Series >>>
Although Zavada appeared in just 49 games in his lone season in the big leagues, his handlebar mustache ranks among the best ever in the national pastime. Zavada couldn’t make the Diamondbacks roster in 2010 and struggled in AAA before having Tommy John surgery. Since then, Zavada and his mustache have been pitching in the independent leagues.Best Mustaches in Sports History >>>
During his career, Dennis Eckersley pitched a no-hitter, won the AL Cy Young Award in 1992, and won a World Series in 1989. A versatile pitcher that excelled as both a starter and reliever, Eckersley is still probably most noted for his shaggy hair and chevron or horseshoe style mustache. Best Celebrity Facial Hair>>>
“Steady Eddie” never won an MVP Award, although he did finish in the top ten in voting several times, but he’d have easily won a facial hair contest with his outstanding franz-josef mustache. A World Series champion and three-time Golden Glove Award winner, Murray connected his mutton chops and mustache for a look that few others in major league baseball history have rivaled.
During his 14 seasons in the major leagues, Frank Viola was a 3x All-Star and earned the MVP award for the Minnesota Twins in the 1987 World Series. Viola collected 1,844 strikeouts in his career, and once he retired from pitching he got a job coaching in the one place where a man with a mustache is always welcome; Brooklyn.Facial Profiling
Canadian John Axford, who was named NL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year in 2011, is part of the new wave of mustached relievers in baseball today. He’s collected 329 strikeouts since making his debut in 2009, but the current Milwaukee Brewers closer is best identified by his various mustaches various facial hair styles, mostly notably his perfectly groomed handlebar.Skincare 101: The Perfect Shave>>>
Mike Napoli, who catches and plays first base for the Boston Red Sox, was an All-Star in 2012. But Napoli’s Garibaldi style beard was among the best of baseballs beards in 2013.The Art Of Shaving Off Your Beard>>>
David Ross is a solid defensive MLB catcher that has played with six different teams in his career. He’s earned his place in the majors with the Boston Red Sox and has done so while sporting very distinct ducktail and old Dutch style beards.How To Grow A Beard>>>
Mike Piazza wore several different types of mustaches and goatees during his 15-year MLB career while appearing in 12 All-Star Games and hitting 427 home runs. Although he didn’t wear one style for very long, his confidence while experimenting with his facial hair earns him a place among the game’s most elite.10 Most Superstitious Rituals of Professional Athletes
Few players excelled more on the baseball diamond than Reggie Jackson. He appeared in 14 All-Star Games, collected five World Series rings and hit 563 home runs in his twenty years in the game. Still, Jackson also stood out from his teammates with his various beards and mustaches.Greatest Underdogs in Sports History >>>
The Godfather of all relief pitchers with awesome mustaches, Rollie Fingers’ handlebar is probably the most iconic facial hair in MLB history, maybe even in all of sports. His 18-year career from 1968-1985 was highlighted by three World Series titles and the 1981 AL Cy Young Award. In 1992, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, only the second relief pitcher to be so. The Legends of Baseball
Brian Wilson’s hip style and gnarly jet-black-dyed beard made him a star with the San Francisco Giants and it’s made him equally distinct with his current team, the Los Angeles Dodges. Wilson, a World Series champ, 3x All-Star, and 2010 NL Saves Champion, has even turned down a million bucks to shave his Garibaldi style beard.Your Facial Hair's Best Friend >>>
Joba Chamberain has one magnificent beard. While the Yankees have a strict no-beard policy, Joba has left out his inner Chewbacca since he has joined the Detroit Tigers.