Who Has the Best Facial Hair in Baseball History?

As long as there have been home runs and strike outs, ballplayers, even some Yankees, have sported mustaches, beards and side burns

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John Axford

The mustache worn by John Axford, a closing pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, gives people a slight case of déjà vu. That’s because Axford’s handlebar mustache is reminiscent of that of baseball great Rollie Fingers. But it has built its own reputation. In 2011, the pitcher received the Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year Award by the American Mustache Institute. 

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