Big Lead Sports Bar

1/27/2009

UPDATED: PITTSBURGH'S BEST SPORTS MUSTACHES

There is no fashion statement as regional as the Pittsburgh Mustache. And after a simple posting last week of a Bill Cowher/Alby Oxenreiter 'stache-shot circa 1996, it was suggested that I gather together some of the more famous hairy upper lips in the city's sporting history for a gallery and debate over which is the best (even though we all know it's the Wannstache).

So without further adieu, I present to you "Pittsburgh's Finest Sports Staches". Feel free to add your own nominees in the comments section and we can update the post with pics as needed. Enjoy at your own risk.

Barry Bonds


Barry Jones


Bill Cowher (and Alby Oxenreiter)


Bob Grove


Bob Walk


Bryan Trottier


Dave Wannstedt


Dale Berra


Don Robinson


Don Slaught


Doug Drabek


Frank Pietrangelo


Gary Roberts


George Parros (born in Washington, PA)


Hines Ward


Jack Lambert


Jaromir Jagr


Jason Thompson


Jeff King


Jerry Micco



Jim Leyland



Beaver Falls' Joe Namath


John Candelaria


John Fedko


John Steigerwald


Larry McWilliams


Lee Tunnell


Manny Sanguillen


Mario Lemieux


Mark Malone


Max Talbot


Mike Bullard


Aliquippa's Mike Ditka


Phil Garner


Rick Rhoden


Rocky Bleier


Ronnie Florian


Sid Bream


Sidney Crosby


Steve Breaston


Terry Ruskowski


Tim Foli


Send the names I missed to Mondesishouse@gmail.com or add them below

17 comments:

HotDog_Zanzabar said...

Wanny 1
Steigerwald 1A

DarkHelmet said...

FLORIAN!!!

J said...

How about Doug Drabek?

Aaron said...

Don Slaught and Mike Lavalliere

Don't forget Kenny Lofton

Thejim said...

Best. Post. Ever.

If you can work Barry Jones and Jason Thompson into the same post, you know you're doing something right.

I'd also like to say that Felix Fermin's droopy handlebar mustache is very underrated. Especially for a SS.

Matt H said...

Great post!

They are all pretty good!

Richard said...

Dale Berra's mustache was underrated. In fact, in that picture you can almost count the grains of cocaine.

Contributing to the discussion, Chico Lind had a great mustache too.

Tom Musial said...

Phil Garner

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/pics/phil_garner_autograph.jpg

Yinzer said...

Well...Ditka definitely wins for the best stache/short shorts/man-perm combo

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patchovan said...

Where's my main man Jeff King?!

AJ said...

I can't recall which pitcher it was, but I remember someone in the bullpen on the early 90s Pirates squad having an absolutely epic 'stache.

I wanna say maybe Bill Landrum? The pics I found of him don't show him with facial hair.

tonymontani said...

Beaver's Joe Namath?

You meant to say Beaver Falls right?

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

Rocky Bleier!

Broke But Still Drinking said...

Some of the players for the Pittsburgh Passion have pretty nice staches.

Pocket Rockets said...

AJ... I believe you're thinking of Ted Power. Couldn't find a good 'stache shot in Black and Gold. Here's a card from his St. Louie days:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_pkQdI1jVJIo/SEjJge-E9AI/AAAAAAAAAmY/LFEjpCbbTcM/s400/Ted%2BPower.jpg

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