Best moustaches in sports
Pitcher Rollie Fingers grew his famous handlebar moustache to earn a $300 prize from former Oakland owner Charlie Finley. When slugging teammate Reggie Jackson showed up at spring training in 1972 wearing a beard, in violation of team rules, Fingers and fellow players tossed their razors aside as well, thinking the mass protest would force ownership to act. Instead, the flighty Finley came up with a contest, offering a cash prize to the player who could grow the best facial hair by opening day. Fingers won the prize with his waxed handlebar look styled after baseball stars of yesteryear, with a nod to cartoon villain Snidely Whiplash.
Hockey player Lanny McDonald was known for the fiery red whiskers of his bushy walrus moustache that spread like flames across his upper lip. As he captained Calgary's Flames to a successful Stanley Cup run in 1989, McDonald grew out a full playoff beard to accompany his iconic moustache. But once the cup had been hoisted he headed straight for the shaving cream, cutting off everything except that super 'stache.