Absolutely! No time like the present, since I didn’t have time for an update this morning. Of course, I have my own biases, so please feel free to disagree …
… except where the 1970s is concerned. The 70s belongs to Rollie Fingers. Of course his mustache is the most stylin’, but is also historically important because he was part of the Mustache Gang that ushered the stache into the modern era in the first place.
Actually, I think this should be without debate as well. The 1980s were rife with mustaches, but did anyone wear one quite like Keith Hernandez? I think not.
This was a toughie, because there wasn’t a name that immediately came to mind for me like with the other decades. At first I thought Donnie Baseball, but decided against him because the bulk of his career as a player was in the 80s, and the 80s belong to Keith. And I love Ken Griffey, Jr., but I couldn’t go with him because his mustache sometimes creeped into John Waters territory. No, I think I’ll give the 1990s to Juan Gonzalez, who has yet to appear on this blog! Nice bushy stache, and a very 90s mullet. What’s not to like? Now I know how I will remedy the lack of a post for today.
This next stache could very easy fall into the 1990s too, but what I respect about the Big Unit is his commitment to his facial hair, even as it fell out of favor with the masses. That and being, you know, ridiculously awesome.
I had a tough time deciding on this one, and this choice may be seen as controversial, but I’m going to have to go with Carl Pavano. I’ll admit to some personal bias because he is a Connecticut boy, but I appreciate the fact that he has stuck with the stache. I question the commitment to the stache that other younger players have, but not Carl. It’s a straight-forward push broom; nothing flashy or hipster-y. And hey, it was good enough to be nominated for a 2010 Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year Award.
Thanks for the question! That was fun.