Happy Anniversary Reggie Jackson!!

On this date in 1972 Reggie Jackson wore a mustache to a baseball game.  Happy Anniversary Reggie!!!

Wait a minute, what is so special about that you ask?  Let me tell you.  Reggie’s mustache was the first one to make it onto a professional baseball field for a game since 1914.  Yes, 1914.  For 58 years no player was seen on the field until Reggie brought his mustache to the game on April 15, 1972. 

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What’s special about this is that if there were no Reggie Jackson and his mustache, their would have been no…

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… Rollie Fingers and his famous handle-bar mustache or…

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…Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage and his bushy, walrus-esque mustache or…

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… Eddie Murray and his 1970’s inspired facial hair.

So again, I say ‘Happy Anniversary Reggie Jackson’!!!!

2 responses to “Happy Anniversary Reggie Jackson!!

  1. and where would baseball be today without facial hair ?

  2. The A’s encouraged to grow facial hair as away to attract a younger audience. Finely even gave $500 per player if they could grow the ‘stache before Father’s Day.

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