May 15, 2021

Gerrit Cole joins these stars who have cut their hair and shaved to become Yankees (ESPN)


When we last saw Gerrit Cole on the mound, he was sporting a beard and long curly locks. Today, he showed up at his New York Yankees 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.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Cole 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.

Andrew McCutchen

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…

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