Throughout the history of Major League Baseball, thousands upon thousands of ballplayers have worked tirelessly to make their mark on the playing fields, either through their prowess at the plate, their command on the mound or their incredible defensive exploits.
While many players have succeeded in leaving their mark and cementing their legendary status, still others made their mark on the game in other ways—through their appearance.
In terms of facial hair, there have been many styles sported by ballplayers through the generations, earning nicknames for some, and ridicule for others.
Since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we will put together our list of the players who left their marks in the world of baseball based on mustaches, rather than on-field achievements.
Here, then, is our list of the 50 greatest mustaches in MLB history.
Doug Mead is a featured columnist with Bleacher Report. His work has been featured on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, SF Gate, CBS Sports, the Los Angeles Times and the Houston Chronicle. Follow Doug on Twitter, @Sports_A_Holic.