Keith Hernandez to shave mustache prior to final home game

Maybe more than his 1986 World Series ring, his 1979 MVP or his “Seinfeld” appearance, Keith Hernandez was known for his mustache — an upper lip adornment that will soon be no more.

The former Mets firstbaseman and current announcer told Newday’s Neil Best that next week his face will be completely clean shaven for the first time in many moons.

“I can always grow it back,” Hernandez told Best. “It doesn’t take very long if I don’t like it.”

Hernandez relayed to the Newsday sports media reporter that he had in the past shaved his upper lip with the most recent being in 1987.

The shaving will take place prior to the Mets’ final home game on Thursday, September 27.

The ceremonious shaving event is planned for 11:45 a.m. outside Citi Field and will be sponsored by Schick.

Schick will reportedly donate $5,000 to the Jacqueline Hernandez Adult Day Health Center in Brooklyn — named for Hernandez’s mother who suffered from Alzeimer’s Disease.


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