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May 7, 2009

Mustache May 'stache of the Day: Ken Phelps

Thanks to the continued support of the American Mustache Institute, it is with great pleasure that I continue our month long celebration of the 'stache with a guy who would have been long forgotten if it wasn't for an episode of "Seinfeld".

Of course I'm talking about the same guy George Stenbrenner's "baseball people" were talking about when they traded Jay Buhner...Ken Phelps.

AMI Style: I'm a little hesitant...but I'm going to go with the walrus here.

Grade: B+ Phelps kept his lip warmer throughout his career. Even when with the Yankees...he couldn't be persuaded to shave it off.

On April 20, 1990 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth against the Mariners (Phelps was playing for Oakland), Phelps was called out of the dugout to pinch hit against Brian Holman. Holman had retired the first 26 batters in succession and was working on a perfect game when Phelps went deep for the last time in his career.

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1 comment:

E said...

I had forgotten that Robert Boeke, Sr. played for the Mariners.