The World Series has concluded and November is upon us, which means many of our friends and co-workers will be participating in Movember, growing mustaches for 30 days to draw attention to men’s health issues such as prostate cancer. To further this worthy pursuit, BoSox Injection looks back on some of the best mustaches in Red Sox history.
Facial hair was de rigueur during the early days of the organized game, with Boston stalwarts Harry Wright (profiled here by Rick McNair) and King Kelly boasting iconic looks. But after World War I, baby-faced baseball men ruled the day, as the unwritten rules of the game made facial hair a taboo until the ’72 A’s busted up that protocol. By the 70’s and 80’s, awesome mustaches were back in vogue.
Although they fell short a World Series championship during an 86-year span, the Red Sox certainly had the mustache analytics experts fawning over their facial hair approach.