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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Jim O'Rourke

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Jim O’Rourke began his professional baseball career in 1872 and played until he was well over 50. As catcher for the New York Giants during a September 22, 1904, game, O’Rourke became the oldest player to ever participate in the National League. All those years, O’Rourke sported a bushy crumb catcher that hung low past his mouth.


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