Thanks to the continued support of the American Mustache Institute, it is with great pleasure that I continue our month long celebration of the ‘stache and present to you…Billy Martin. The embattled manager is best known as a Yankee, but it was when he left George Steinbrenner’s iron rule when he grew out the ‘stache.
Twice Martin led the New York Yankees to the promised land and the thanks he got…well, if you look up “second chance” in the dictionary, Billy is pictured next to it.
AMI Style: Beneath those aviators resides an unkempt chevron.
Grade: C Martin’s mustache wasn’t around the entire length of his career. A little more history with the womb broom…and the grade would have been higher.
For some reason, Marlins owner Wayne Huizenga named his new mascot “Billy the Marlin” when Florida debuted in 1993. What made it an odd choice is Martin’s lack of association with the Marlins and the fact he was dead more than three years.
Am I the only one who thinks Martin should be in the Hall of Fame? That gives me an idea.
A special thanks to checkoutmycards.com for the use of their images.