Baseball can take hockey as the most bearded sport. Whether beards are popular on the diamond for fashion, superstition, or simple care is another way players can excel on the field.
These are all but the New York Yankees. A rule that forbids facial hair began in 1973 with George Steinbrenner. The policy only allows neatly groomed beards, no hair below the lip. While players like Johnny Damon and Kevin Youkilis shaved to become bombers, the team was not enough to convince Brian Wilson to lose his signature black beard.
The rest of the league enjoys her facial hair freedom. So much so that several MLB beards have their own Twitter accounts. Here are 10 of the best baseball beards, short or long.
The Toronto Blue Jays Right Fielder is the epitome of a short-cut beard. Jose Bautista, also known as Mr. Joey Bats, could grow a much longer beard, but prefers this clean cut style.
Right now, LA Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw facial hair is longer but we like this well-groomed beard without a mustache, also known as the Dutch beard. To help fill in the blanks , Dodgers teammates gathered their money to buy him a year’s supply of Vitabeard , who promises a faster, stronger beard with less itching for Kershaw’s final 27th birthday.
The former Yankee is making the most of waiving facial hair policy. Now Seattle Mariners’ second baseman wears this distinctive beard shape, adding new angles to an already square chin. It will not work for everyone, but it works for Canó.
The San Diego Padres racket is known as the bison but now for its facial hair. A beard does not have to be long to be tough. The short beard is well maintained with defined edges .
A collision with the outer wall in 2013 forced Washington National right-fielder Bryce Harper to shave his beard. While Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully hoped the clean-shaven face would continue, Harper’s beard is back in 2015 with revenge. Have a look at your Twitter account .
New York’s Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis wears a thick and healthy Garibaldi beard. This type of beard has a broad and full beard with a rounded bottom and an integrated mustache. Nieuwenhuis shampoos and conditions facial hair every day to keep it soft for his wife.
Daniel Norris, aka ” Van Mann ,” was named the most interesting pitcher in baseball. While waiting to be signed with the Toronto Blue Jays, he lived in his VW van Shaggy in a parking lot in Florida. As a self-proclaimed non-conformist, of course, shaving with a razor will not be enough.
Thanks to the care and care, Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel’s impressive facial hair is ” healthier than the average beard ” Daily shampoo and conditioner as well as special products like beard oils keep the hair clean, soft and manageable. Look at his beard on Twitter .
The Chicago Cubs Relief pitcher Brian Schlitter has cultivated an impressive amount of hair. He not only has a thick beard, but somehow hockey player would be jealous.
Perhaps the most talked about baseball in Baseball Relief pitcher Brian Wilson started the 2010 season with a conventional beard and started dying it black this year. After winning the World Series this year, the beard continued to grow until he became what he is today. The beard is so epic now, Wilson is securing it with a rubber band. According to the Brian Wilson’s Bart Twitter It’s the “Chuck Norris of facial hair”.
These 10 players are just a few of the many beards of baseball. There are many more epic beards and short-groomed stubble. How long will the ” beard epidemic ” last? It’s hard to say, but it’s fun to see the wide range of facial hair on the field.