Mike Schmidt, Hall-of-Fame Thirdbaseman

On September 5, 2008, by AMI Staff

It’s always nice to talk to someone who’s walked with the Gods of his profession, but yet, still clearly has a sense that what’s he’s accomplished isn’t that important in the overall scope of things.

And when that person has a rich, luxurious mustache and a clear commitment to the mustached American race – well then – that is hard to top.

Such was the case when the American Mustache Institute caught up recently with former Philadelphia Phillies third baseman and Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Mike Schmidt, who is arguably the greatest all-around third baseman to ever play the game.

Schmidt, who as you can see by his photo once sported the full 1970s fashion triple threat of the mustache, perm, and turtleneck – remains involved with the Phillies organization. He is also working with Minor League Baseball on a campaign to educate people about benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as enlarged prostate, a progressive condition in which the prostate becomes enlarged and leads to urinary problems. You can read more about it here.

In the discussion, you’ll hear Mike discuss BPH, what’s on Pete Rose’s bookshelves, who plays the game the right way today, his mustache, and who he thinks will win the 2008 World Series.

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