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When we last saw Gerrit Cole on the mound, he was sporting a beard and long curly locks. Today, he showed up at his Cheap New York Yankees Jerseys China introduction with a new clean-shaven look.

He’s not the first to shave and/or get a haircut before joining the Bronx Bombers in adherence to an appearance policy the club has enforced for its players since owner George Steinbrenner instituted it in 1973.

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Cheap Randy Johnson Jersey China has been a Yankees fan for almost his entire life and sported facial hair going back to his days as a college ace at UCLA. This offseason, his desire to join his childhood favorite team — and $324 million — won out. Cole showed up at his introductory news conference with a fresh shave and trimmed hair, though it remains to be seen whether the still-lengthy flow meets Yankees standards for the upcoming season.

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Cutch had already cut the trademark dreadlocks he sported during his MVP days with the Pirates long before being dealt from the Giants to the Yankees late in the 2018 season, but landing in the Bronx meant McCutchen also had to ditch his beard for a clean-shaven look for his 25-game stint in pinstripes. Upon signing with the Phillies for the 2019 season, the veteran outfielder grew out the beard again in Philadelphia.

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Like Johnny Damon before him (see below), Youkilis won big in Boston before ultimately landing in New York. Though Youk’s Yankees career lasted just 118 plate appearances over 28 games, it was still an unsettling sight for Boston fans to see their former third baseman wrap up his career without his signature goatee in the Bronx.

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Before cleaning up to join the Yankees in 2009, Swisher was all-in on facial hair. During his time with the White Sox, he sported a beard with a dyed section on his chin and even went as far as turning all of his facial hair blue on Father’s Day. In Oakland, where he started his career before spending 2008 with the White Sox, Swisher grew out his hair for almost an entire year before having it cut behind home plate for charity.

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Damon defected to the Bronx from Boston before the 2006 season, leaving his beard and long-flowing locks behind. Going clean-cut was especially jarring from a member of the famed Red Sox “Idiots” squad — a freewheeling group that prided itself on being everything the corporate Yankees weren’t. In 2004, that team completed a historic rally — beating the Bombers in the ALCS after trailing 3-0 — en route to ending Boston’s 86-year title drought.

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The Hall of Famer and co-MVP of the Diamondbacks’ 2001 World Series victory over the Yankees, the Big Unit arrived in New York via a blockbuster trade in January 2005. Besides being 6-foot-10 and one of the premier fireballers of his era, Johnson became famous for his mane early in his career, when he achieved superstardom in Seattle.

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When Giambi joined the Yankees as a free agent 18 years ago, his Oakland goatee had to go. So too did the slugger’s long locks, which had been prominently featured on the front page of Sports Illustrated in 2000 with the headline “The New Face of Baseball.”

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Donnie Baseball came up with the Yankees, so he never had to change his locks to look right in pinstripes … well, for the most part. Mattingly’s mullet got him benched before a game in 1991 when he and three other players were told by manager Stump Merrill they were violating team rules by letting their hair down. Mattingly refused a trim, but soon acquiesced.

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When Gossage’s beard drew Steinbrenner’s ire, Goose got creative. By taking liberties with the exception to the Yankees facial hair rule allowing mustaches, the reliever grew his ‘stache all the way down to his chin and sported what became his signature look for the remainder of his career.

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New York Yankees greats Cheap Thurman Munson Jersey China, Cheap Don Mattingly Jersey China and Cheap Tommy John Jersey China are among a 10-man ballot of candidates who will be eligible for selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year though the Modern Baseball Era committee.

Munson is on the committee’s ballot for the first time, as are Dwight Evans and Lou Whitaker. Former players Steve Garvey, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons are again up for selection, as is former players’ union executive Marvin Miller.

The Modern Baseball Era Committee, which will vote in December, considers Cheap Oakland Athletics Jerseys China individuals who contributed to baseball from 1970-87 and who are no longer eligible through the writers’ election process. They must receive votes on 12 of the committee’s 16 ballots to be elected to the Hall of Fame. In 2017, Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were elected through the Modern Baseball Era committee.

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Munson won the AL Rookie of the Year in 1970 and the MVP in 1976 with the Yankees. He is one of only two catchers in history to hit .300 with 180 hits and 100 RBI over three consecutive seasons, but his career was cut short at age 32 when he died in a plane crash.

Mattingly, the 1985 AL MVP, was a career .307 hitter and won nine Gold Gloves in 14 seasons with the Yankees.

John played eight of his 26 major league seasons with the Yankees and enjoyed much of his greatest success in New York, finishing second in the Cy Young voting in 1979. He finished 288-231 in 700 career starts, pitching 14 years after undergoing the now-common ligament surgery that now colloquially bears his name.

Simmons, who fell one vote shy of election in 2017, played 21 seasons for the Cardinals, Brewers and Braves, being named to the All-Star team eight times. He is second all-time in both hits and RBIs among players who spent at least half their careers as a catcher.

Whitaker spent 19 years with the Cheap Detroit Tigers Jerseys China, making the All-Star team five times and winning three Gold Gloves at second base. He won the 1984 World Series while playing alongside Trammell.

Evans played 19 seasons for the Red Sox and one for the Orioles, racking up 2,446 hits while winning eight Gold Gloves. He hit 256 of his 385 home runs in the 1980s, more than any other American League player in the decade.

Garvey was a 10-time All-Star, hitting .294 in 19 seasons with the Dodgers and Padres. He won the NL MVP award in 1978 and 1984 and helped the Dodgers win the 1981 World Series.

Murphy hit 398 homers in his 18-year career with the Braves, Phillies and Rockies and won back-to-back MVPs in 1982 and 1983.

Parker won two NL batting titles and the MVP in 1978 and won the World Series with the Pirates in 1978 and the Oakland A’s in 1989.

Miller, who died in 2012, helped institute free agency as head of the players’ association in the 1960s and ’70s. He was highly critical of the Hall of Fame selection process during his lifetime and fell one vote shy of induction for the 2011 class.

Garvey, John, Mattingly, Murphy and Parker all received half or fewer of the votes required through the committee in 2017, as did Luis Tiant, who was left off the ballot this time.