On This Date 2/21/1986

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Rather than shave his trademark handlebar mustache to play for the Cincinnati Reds, Rollie Fingers decides to retire. Released by the Milwaukee Brewers following the 1985 season, Fingers was offered a deal to play for the Reds on the condition he adheres to the team’s policy that did not allow any facial hair. Rollie Fingers, who was the first reliever with 300 saves, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992.

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