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The All-Mustache All-Stars

Feb 16, 2010, 8:30 AM EDT

mustacheguy.jpgWhen you think 1980s baseball, what do you think of first?  Um, OK, fine, cocaine.  How about after that?  Well, yeah, tight pants are right up there, aren’t they?  After that. That’s right, mustaches!  At least longtime reader and frequent commenter The Common Man, does, and to that end he has put together The All-Time All-Mustache team, with photographic evidence of course.

It’s a lineup so good that the fact he leaves off Al Hrabowsky and Pete Vukovich isn’t even an oversight. And though I am something of a soup-strainer aficionado, I have to admit that I had completely overlooked the unadulterated beauty that was Ken Phelps’ late-career flavor-saver. Mercy.

But while the mustaches are indeed glorious, if you click over for just one reason, click over for Luis Tiant smoking a cigar in his underwear. That’s the kind of history you can’t get just anywhere, my friends.

  1. fishy - Feb 16, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    How can you leave so many Milwaukee Brewers off the list?
    You mention Vuck, but how do you miss Gorman Thomas?
    Mike Caldwell? Bob McClure? Jim Gantner? Heck, even Robin Yount got some interesting stuff going every once in a while-

  2. moreflagsmorefun - Feb 16, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    it’s called a stache……..

  3. moreflagsmorefun - Feb 16, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Rollie had and still has the best stache in baseball ……..

  4. stuart - Feb 16, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    This article is either an essential national service, or the ultimate pre-spring training space-filler. Thanks for passing it along.

  5. BC - Feb 16, 2010 at 2:03 PM

    What, no Rod Beck???!?

  6. ChrisKol - Feb 16, 2010 at 6:23 PM

    Vuckovich has a lot of these guys beat. I’m surprised there’s no Jeff Kent. He has the ability AND the state trooper thing going on.

  7. Shely - Feb 17, 2010 at 10:01 AM

    Fingers had the best all time, followed closely by the Mad Hungarian, Hrabowski.

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