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Keith Hernandez to shave mustache for charity

According to a story in New York's Daily News, former Cardinals first baseman Keith Hernandez plans to shave off his trademark mustache.

And it's all for charity.

A mustache shaving event is being held in New York by a razor company to benefit the Jaqueline Hernandez Adult Day Health Center in Brooklyn, NY. And I suppose, no matter how much a guy is fond of his soup strainer, it's tough to say no to a charity named after your own mother.

"I wasn't sure that I was going to do it," Hernandez told the Daily News. "But the fact that the money will go to a Cobble Hill facility named after my mother is a good thing. It's going to be a positive thing and help people."

Hernandez was co-MVP of the National League with Willie Stargell while a member of the Cardinals in 1979. He also was a key member of the 1982 World Series champion Redbirds before being traded to the Mets, the Cardinals' most bitter rival in the mid to late 1980s.

After finishing his career with the Mets and a brief stint with Cleveland, Hernandez became a broadcaster and, thanks in large part to that famous 'stache, a pitchman for a product used to dye grey facial hair.

He was recently honored by the Cardinals in honor of the 30th anniversary of the 1982 World Series win over Milwaukee.