Welcome to Movember, brahs. As part of a recurring feature over the next four weeks, Fenway Pastoral will remember some of the most dignified and dapper mustaches to ever grace the faces of Boston Red Sox players throughout the team’s history.
To get things started on Day 1, today’s entry is a relatively obvious one – Tom Brunansky, who played for the Red Sox for only a short time (1990-1992, 1994), but thanks to some well-timed athleticism and luck, he enjoys a permanent place in team lore for his AL East division clinching catch in September 1990.
If you’re presently sporting a Brunansky ‘stache, you may be one of those people who’s cheated the system and started the Movember growth process early. There is no shame in that of course. Simply put, though, you’re a Brunansky – you came out of the gate strong but – locally speaking – you may not be remembered as much more than a flash in the pan by the end of the month. Tom hit 208 home runs in his first nine years in the majors, mostly as a Minnesota Twin, through his age 28 season in 1989. But he underwhelmed thereafter and was out of the major leagues by 1994.
A Brunansky ‘stache is best employed for a new-to-the-neighborhood Movember bro aiming to make a lasting impression via quick strike.