The goal is to participate next year regardless of how silly I look. Until then I decide to help by making a donation to the cause and thought it'd be fun to look back at some of the most famous mustaches in baseball history: The Mustache Gang.
1972 Topps #435
But Reggie was a rebel and when he arrived to Spring Training he had a full grown 'stache that he started growing in the 1971 ALCS. According to teammates, his goal was to have a beard by Opening Day.
1972 Topps #632
1972 Topps #137
1972 Topps #241
Although there are conflicting stories of how The Mustache Gang actually came to be, I figured I'd share Rollie Finger's version since he arguably has one of the most famous 'staches in baseball history.
1972 Topps #330
1972 Topps #583
So one day while sitting in the bullpen Fingers, Catfish Hunter, and Darold Knowles came up with the idea to grow mustaches to annoy Williams and Finley to the point of making everyone (including Reggie) shave it off.
1972 Topps #454
And that's how The Mustache Gang was born.
Okay peeps... it's your turn:
Have you ever grown a mustache? Would you consider growing one next year to support Movember?
Maybe if there are enough of us, we could start our very own Mustache Gang. Until then...
Happy Movember and sayonara!