Two relief talents close out the list. Their mustaches were just as talented.
Campbell, nicknamed “Soup,” given his last name, boasted a formidable soup strainer. He was the Red Sox first big free agent signing in 1977, making the All-Star team and winning the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award. However, his promising career was soon derailed by injuries. The Red Sox just didn’t have much luck with relievers back then (Sparky Lyle for Danny Cater, anyone?)
Drago shut the door on 15 games for the pennant-winning ’75 team, supporting the effort with eight and 2/3 innings of stellar relief in the postseason, garnering two saves and allowing a lonely run. Unfortunately, that run came in the ninth inning of Game 2 of the World Series.
Drago and his duster stuck around in Boston through 1980, often closing games when Campbell was out.
And I’m sure there were a few omissions here. Remember a great Red Sox mustache? Leave it in the comments below.