#Movember
November 01, 2017

Remembering the greatest mustache team in sports: The '86 Mets

Keith Hernandez

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As the calendar shifts from October to November, so goes the facial hair of men across America. Each November clean-shaven dudes and bearded bros meet in the middle for #Movember, an annual, month-long celebration of the mustache designed to raise awareness for a variety of men's health issues, from prostate cancer to depression. In order to show our down-ness with that cause, we here at The Loop decided to take a look back at the greatest group of mustachioed men in sports history: The 1986 World-Champion New York Mets. From Hernandez to HoJo, no upper lip went undusted at Shea in the mid-80s, and even though there was no hashtag to justify it, the Mets mustache remains one of New York sports' most iconic trademarks.

Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson

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George Foster

George Foster

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Keith Hernandez

Keith Hernandez 2

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Wally Backman

Wally Backman

Rick Stewart

Dwight Gooden

Doc Gooden

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Bob Ojeda

Bob Ojeda

George Gojkovich

Rafael Santana

Rafael Santana

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Sid Fernandez

Sid Fernandez

Bernstein Associates

Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell

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Davey Johnson (manager)

Davey Johnson

George Gojkovich

Bill Robinson (first base coach)

Bill Robinson

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HONORABLE MENTION

Bill Buckner (let's be honest, no one helped the Mets more in '86 than poor Billy)

Bill Buckner

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