this-day-in-baseball: April 15, 1972 On Opening Day in Oakland,…

this-day-in-baseball:

April 15, 1972

On Opening Day in Oakland, A’s outfielder Reggie Jackson becomes the first player in fifty-eight years to wear a mustache during the regular season. The last time facial hair was worn in a major league game was in 1914 when Wally Schang wore mustachios catching for Philadelphia Athletics.