Wednesday March 4th, 2015

Collectively, baseball players have the best facial hair in sports. Sure, the NBA has James Harden, the NFL has Eric Weddle and NHL players grow excellent playoff beards, but MLB has the most consistently hirsute players.

Teams gathered for their annual picture days (just like in school!) recently, and we've scoured all the photos to find the best facial hair America's pastime has to offer.


The wild manes

Bobby Parnell
Elsa/Getty Images

Brian Schlitter
Rich Pilling/MLB via Getty Images

Jason Motte
Rich Pilling/MLB via Getty Images

Mike Carp
Chris Trotman/Getty Images

Luke Hochevar
Ron Vesely/MLB via Getty Images

Ryan Brett
Rob Carr/Getty Images

Kevin Quackenbush
Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The full, well groomed beards

Mike Napoli
Elsa/Getty Images

Evan Gattis
Elsa/Getty Images

Andrew Cashner
Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Dallas Keuchel
Elsa/Getty Images

Derek Norris
Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Ian Stewart
Chris Trotman/Getty Images

Ian Kennedy
Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Jayson Werth
Chris Trotman/Getty Images

Kelvin Herrera
Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Elsa/Getty Images

Matt Shoemaker
Robert Binder/MLB via Getty Images

Mitchell Boggs
Elsa/Getty Images

Pedro Alvarez
Rob Carr/Getty Images

Phillippe Aumont
Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The immaculately trimmed

Charlie Furbush
Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Corey Kluber
Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Robinson Cano
Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Edward Mujica
Elsa/Getty Images

Franklin Morales
Ron Vesely/MLB via Getty Images

Josmil Pinto
Brian Blanco/Getty Images

Melky Cabrera
Ron Vesely/MLB via Getty Images

Jose Mijares
Rich Pilling/MLB via Getty Images

Dalier Hinjosa
Elsa/Getty Images

The outstanding mustaches

Ben Paulsen
Rich Pilling/MLB via Getty Images

Danny Espinosa
Chris Trotman/Getty Images

Jack Murphy
Rob Carr/Getty Images

Jared Burton
Elsa/Getty Images

Rick Waits
Ron Vesely/MLB via Getty Images

Shawon Dunston
Robert Binder/MLB via Getty Images

The scraggly ones

Hunter Pence
Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Jordan Lennerton
Brian Blanco/Getty Images

The old guys with grey stubble

Ichiro Suzuki
Chris Trotman/Getty Images

Alex Rodriguez
Elsa/Getty Images

- Dan Gartland 

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