Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sports Mustache of the Month

Sorry Keith Hernandez, sorry Goose Gossage but the First Ricky Vaughn 99 Mustache of the Month Award goes to a well-deserving Rollie Fingers. Fingers originally grew his famous "Handlebar" mustache is order to receive a $300 bonus from Oakland A's Owner Charles O. Finley! Fingers is most notably remembered as one of the first pitchers to be groomed (no pun intended) as a relief pitcher during his minor league career. In 1981 Fingers both the American League MVP and Cy Young awards while pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers and is one of 8 players in Major League history to have his number retired by more than one team.

Currently Rollie Fingers is the Pitching Coach at Friends Seminary High School in New York City where his son, Chicken Fingers, is the star pitcher and shortstop for the baseball team. When asked if he one day hopes to grow a mustache as thick, full and lustrous as his father's, Chicken just flapped his arms and shrugged his shoulders before heading down to the cafeteria to look for some honey mustard dipping sauce.

1 comment:

Andy said...

Nice work on this dude. Is Bob Sheppard legally a Zombie at this point?