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Daily Archives: January 15th, 2010

The Athlete’s Face

   Before the 1972 Oakland A’s hit the field, it was rare to see baseball players with beards or moustaches. The A’s brought a whole new look, one that continues in various forms to this day. Team owner Charlie Finley offered a $300 prize to the player who could grow the most interesting facial hair and held “Moustache […]

The Fighter’s Face

    Apropos of the recent discussions of beards and men, I was wondering why so few men in the 40s and 50s had facial hair. The reason was obvious, but I didn’t see it. P.W. writes: One of the main reasons that beards fell out of favor in the 20th Century was for military reasons, especially […]