Why Can’t Yankees Have Beards?

In this blog post, we explore the history of why beards have been banned in the MLB and why the Yankees seem to be the only team that enforce this rule.

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Reasons for No Beards

Yankees have a strict grooming policy that states they must be clean shaven at all times. This policy has been in place for many years and is strictly enforced. There are a few reasons for why this policy is in place.

Yankees have a “clean-cut” image to uphold

The Yankees have always been a team associated with success and tradition, and part of that tradition is having a “clean-cut” image. The team has always been one of the most well-groomed in all of baseball, and players have always been clean-shaven. There are a few theories as to why this is the case.

One theory is that the team wants to uphold its “clean-cut” image and doesn’t want to be associated with the more rebel look that beards can give off. Another theory is that the team doesn’t want its players to look too “scruffy” or unkempt, as this could give off the wrong impression to fans and potential free agents.

Whatever the reason, it looks like the Yankees are going to continue to uphold their tradition of being a well-groomed team. So, if you’re a Yankee fan who has been hoping for your favorite player to grow a beard, you may just have to wait a little longer.

Beards can be distracting

One of the most common reasons that a company or organization would ban beards is because they can be distracting. This is especially true in customer-facing positions where employees need to be presentable and approachable. A beard can make it difficult for customers to see an employee’s smile, and it can also give the impression that the employee is not paying attention to them.

Another reason for banning beards is that they can be seen as unprofessional. In some industries, such as law and finance, appearance is very important, and beards are not typically considered to be professional.

Finally, some companies ban beards because they believe that they present a health and safety hazard. Beards can trap dust and other particles, which can lead to respiratory problems, and they can also make it difficult to wear certain types of safety equipment, such as respirators.

Beards can be unhygienic

Beards can collect food, sweat and bacteria, which can cause infections of the hair follicles. A 2012 study found that men with beards had more bacteria in their mouths than those who were clean shaven.

Another study, published in 2015, found that beards can harborfleet mix bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which can cause skin infections.

One paper even suggested that beards could be a source of infection for patients undergoing surgery.

Reasons for Beards

The origin of the rule is unknown, but it is believed that it has something to do with George Steinbrenner’s dislike of facial hair. Some players have attempted to grow beards, but they have all been forced to shave them off. There are a few theories as to why Steinbrenner didn’t like facial hair.

Beards can be stylish

Beards can be very stylish, and many men choose to wear them because they make them look more attractive. Some men also believe that beards make them look more masculine. Beards can also protect your face from the sun and wind, and they can keep you warm in cold weather.

Beards can be warm

Beards can actually be quite warm, despite what many people think. This is because the beard hair is actually quite good at trapping heat close to the skin, which can then help to keep the face warm. This is why so many men who live in cold climates often choose to grow beards – it can help keep them nice and warm!

Beards can be masculine

There are many reasons why beards can be seen as masculine. For one, they are often seen as a sign of virility and strength. A beard can also make a man look older and more mature, which can be seen as a positive trait. In some cultures, beards are also seen as a symbol of wisdom and authority.


So, why can’t Yankees have beards? Well, the simple answer is that they can – there are no rules or regulations preventing them from doing so. However, there are a few possible explanations for why beards seem to be less common in the Yankee ballpark. One is that the clean-cut, all-American look is still favoured in many parts of the country; another is that beards can be hot and uncomfortable to wear in summer weather. Whatever the reason, it’s clear that beards are not essential to being a Yankee – but they certainly wouldn’t hurt!

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