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You forgot one

Letter to the Editor | Tuesday, February 24, 2009

While I realize the purpose of his article was to most likely to spread awareness for Dillon Hall’s Stache Bash benefit, I found Jay Fitzpatrick’s analysis of the “Moustaches of the World” to be lacking. Perhaps his motive was to lower the expectations of the ladies attending the bash, most of whom will be escorted by wearers of the “common crustache,” but he omits the greatest mustache of our time, that of Keith Hernandez. Named the best sports mustache of all time by the American Mustache Institute, Mets and Cardinals legend Keith Hernandez may possess the best mustache known to man. Clean-shaven from his rookie season in 1975 until 1978, his batting average hovered around .250 until he grew out a grand mustache and hit .344 and won the batting crown in 1979. He kept the ‘stache and won the National League MVP award, 11 gold gloves, a World Series in 1986, and the hearts of New York’s fans as the voice of the Mets for SportsNet New York. Just because no Dillon (or any other sort of) man could match the greatness of No. 17’s mustache doesn’t mean that its majesty should go unrecognized.

Brian Wysocki


Fisher Hall

Feb. 24