Spectacles/Mustache Package Deal: Lee Tunnell

The learned reader will likely be aware that, as part of our ongoing effort to become the new face of masculinity, we at NotGraphs have slowly but surely taken to cataloging the very best both of mustache- and spectacle-wearing from baseball past and present.

Accordingly, it makes sense that we would be interested in those rare cases where mustaches and spectacles — like two hypothetical trains in an elementary logic problem — meet at a single point.

Thanks to the giant knowledge of reader/commenter/shoulder-brusher-offer Yirmyahu (during today’s occasionally meandering, ever insightful NotGraphs Chat) we are now treated to such a meeting in the person of former major-leaguer Lee Tunnell.

A brief tour of Tunnell’s player page reveals that he was just a moderately successful swingman over parts of six seasons in the 1980s. His life achievements very clearly don’t end there, however.

Image courtesy of Topps via The Baseball Cube.

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  1. Random Guy says:

    GIS Lynn Jones Donruss 1986.

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  2. CSJ says:

    This is quite possibly one of the most 80’s baseball pictures in existence, complete with Pirates yellow-striped hat.

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  3. Matty Brown says:

    was there a marked increase in child molestation in Pittsburgh during his tenure there?

    …I kid….but seriously…was there?

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  4. JtheExploder says:

    Carson, how bout adding a parenthesized first name wing to the spectacles/mustache hall of fame?

    I present to the committee:
    (Steven) Rance Mulliniks

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  5. Paul Clark says:

    Informative article. Conversely I’m not convinced that I agree with many of the point expressed.

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