Thursday, June 07, 2012
Cubs 365, June 7
Acquired in a trade for Randy Hundley in 1974, Mitterwald started the 1970s mustachioed Cubs catcher tradition. Steve Swisher, Dave Rader, Larry Cox, Barry Foote, and Tim Blackwell would all follow in his bushy facial footsteps before the end of the decade. Some of those other guys had better mustaches, but none would bring the lumber to the plate like big ol' George. He hit 26 home runs for the Cubs.
Granted, that was in four full seasons, but still..