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June 18, 2009

It seemed like only 37 years ago!

On June 18, 1972, colorful Oakland A's owner Charlie Finley holds baseball's first ever "Mustache Day." Finley agrees to pay $300 to each of his players for growing mustaches by Father's Day.

Reggie Jackson had started the trend by reporting to spring training with a mustache...the first major leaguer to do so since Wally Schang in 1914.

For more on "Mustache Day"...visit the
Baseball Hall of Fame's website.

To read my interview with Rollie Fingers (a member of Oakland's famed "Mustache Gang")

BallHype: hype it up!

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