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Facial Hair Sluggers

FACIAL HAIR SLUGGERS *** presented by WAHL HOME PROOUCTS Recently, batters with facial hair have been responsible for the majority of offense at the All-Star Game. In the 2011 All-Star RUNS BATTED IN (2010-2012) Game, the bearded Prince Fielder knocked 13 WITH A a three-run homer FACIAL HAIR and won the MVP award. WITHOUT A FACIAL HAIR Facial-haired hitters have knocked in 13runs over the last three contests, compared to only 5 for clean-shaven sluggers. n n CLEAN SHAVEN players have 2012 2011 201O struggled at the plate in the Midsummer Classic hitting .231 or below in six of the last 2009 2008 2007 10 games, including each of the last four. In the 2010 All-Star Game, the goateed Brian McCann hit a base- clearing double in the top of the 7th, paving the way for a National HITS PER PLAYER (2003-2012) A WITH 43 FACIAL HAIR A WITHOUT |.39 League victory. FACIAL HAIR Ratio of number of players divided by number of hits 192 players with facial hair have accounted for 82 hits in the last 10 All-Star Games for a ratio of 0.43 hits per player. That compares to 257 clean-shaven players combining for 99 hits, or 0.39 hits per player. EXTRA BASE HITS Over the past three All-Star Games, players with facial hair had twice as many (2010-2012) WITH extra-base hits - eight - than those without, even though FACIAL HAIR clean-shaven players outnumbered them 64 to 57. WITHOUT 4 FACIAL HAIR © 2013 Wahl Clipper Corporation & STATS LLC. All rights reserved. powered by STATS

Facial Hair Sluggers

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Wahl teamed up with STATS, the world’s leading sports statistical analysis company, to discover if facial hair is linked with actual performance on the field. Over the past decade players with facia...




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