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Hair Run Derby

HAIR RUN DERBY *** Home Run Derby analysis from 2003-2012 ** In the past ten years, a majority of Home Run Derby Champions have sported facial hair. They have also produced more finalists and semi- finalists than their clean-shaven counterparts. WAHL investigates HOMEPRODUCTS the correlation between facial hair and Home Run Top Performers Facial Hair vs. Clean Shaven Derby performance. Semifinalists Finalists Champions 58% 55% 60% *** Beard or No Beard? *** Players who have participated multiple years both with and without facial hair. Even though they make up a minority of the Derby field (45%), players with facial hair produce the top power performances. Combined Average Home Runs 17.6 | 10.9 Facial Hair Participation Clean Shaven 45%/ 55% (36) (44) .have averaged 6.7 more home runs per Derby while sporting facial hair. Players with facial hair also average more home runs per Derby 12.3 Average HRS Top Facial Hair Teams per Derby 10,5 Boston has the most home 108 runs by participants from 4 Players did not hit a single home run while competing in the Derby total HRs their team with facial hair .all were clean shaven. Milwaukee has had the most players compete in the Derby with facial hair Players Top Performers with Facial Hair ***** Facial Hair is a ***** Facial hair has powered the Derby's top performers over the last decade Game Changer David Ortiz For some stars who have participated 77 Boston Red Sox # 34 multiple years, facial hair made a Most combined long-balls, always sports facial hair at the Derby significant difference. total HRs Lance Berkman Had facial hair in the 2004 Derby. Hit 21 home Prince Fielder Clean shaven in 2006 and 2008, Hit only 17 home runs in both ID T 63 Detroit Tigers #28 60 Derby home runs hit with facial hair, only 3 without runs and was a total HRs Derby finalist. years combined. ................. Albert Pujols Los Angeles Angels #5 50 Prince Fielder Wore facial hair Clean shaven for Another overall leader, also sports facial hair at the Derby total HRs 3 out of 4 years. the 2007 Derby. Averaged 20 home runs for Hit only 3 home S runs in that year's contest. those 3 years. Presented by WAHL & powered by STATS © 2013 Wahl Clipper Corporation & STATS LLC. All rights reserved.

Hair Run Derby

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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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