New Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly was known during his playing days for having a great mustache.
Throughout his playing days and his early days as a coach and manager, Mattingly and his mustache were inseparable.
During the past couple years however, Miami’s skipper has adopted a more clean-shaven look and he’s going to make sure that all of his Marlins players follow the same sentiment.
Mattingly made news earlier this week by instituting a facial hair ban for all Marlins players and coaches, a move that drew criticism from the American Mustache Institute who said “Mattingly has turned his back on an opportunity to celebrate his Mustached American roots.”
Nevertheless, the impending lack of facial hair in Miami’s dugout this season led to the idea that we should celebrate some of the best facial hair in baseball, as there have been some epic looks in recent (and not-so-recent) years.
Danny Espinosa’s Beard Can Change In Length But Always Looks Solid
Ian Kennedy Rocks The Red Beard Quite Well
Few Words Can Describe The Awesomeness Of Brian Schlitter’s Look
Jayson Werth’s Hair Just Keeps Growing And Flowing…
Long Yet Manicured, Dallas Keuchel Knows What He’s Doing
The Original Bearded Beast, Brian Wilson Set The Standard
Mike Napoli Has One Of The Longest Tenured Beards In The Bigs
While The Looks Have Changes, John Axford Always Comes Strong
He May Have Retired In 1985 But Rollie Fingers Still Has An Epic ‘Stache
Dennis Eckersley Was Known For His Awesome Mustache
And Last But Certainly Not Least…Donny Ballgame!