The Worst Hairstyles in MLB History

Like with all professional sports, Major League Baseball players are a rare breed. Not only are they the best in the world at what they do, but they carry very unique personalities which manifest themselves in a variety of ways. Among the ways baseball players express themselves is through their appearance, most often that comes in the form of a unique hairstyle. The worst hair in baseball ranges from mullets, to unfortunate ’80s styles, and some interesting dreadlocks. Who has the ugliest hair in baseball?

Major League Baseball players use helmets while they are on offense and wear a cap while they are in the field. Unlike football, where the helmet covers the entire head and the face mask covers the face, baseball players have more freedom to express themselves with their choice of hairstyle, though that isn’t always for the best. From Randy Johnson’s mullet, to Pete Rose’s bowl cut hair, there has been plenty of bad hair in baseball over the course of history.

So which baseball stars truly have the most terrible hair in the history of the sport? That’s for you to decide. Upvote the worst baseball player hair below, or if you can think of other bad haircuts on baseball players, let us know in the comments section!

With a name like Coco Crisp, having some of the craziest hair in the history of baseball isn’t necessary to stand out. However, Mr. Crisp decided that was not the case and chose to sport some of the worst hair-do’s in the history of the league. The extreme afro he rocked was both good and bad, but the patch-mullet takes the cake for this guy.
There are plenty of good looking natural redheads out there. Finding an artificially enhanced redhead who can pull off the look is rare. Hanley Ramirez tried his hand at red, or maybe orange, hair and let’s just say he failed big time.
The majority of people out there feel the same way about Bronson Arroyo’s decision to go with the tight corn rows. They have to, don’t they? Chances are the way they feel isn’t positive.
Who knew Krusty the Clown played baseball in his spare time? Who knew his real name was Dmitri?
Manny Ramirez was an incredible player known for his skills at the plate and his wild personality. With that personality came some unique style statements, highlighted mostly by some ridiculous . The droopy dreadlocks pony tail above is just one of many poor hair choices made by Ramirez.
Don’t worry Pete Rose, there is always room for you in the bowl cut hall of fame.
After failing to earn the role of the Joker in the Batman movies, A.J. Burnett forgot to fix his hair before returning to baseball.
Who can blame Oscar Gamble for keeping his ears warm during the early spring and late fall in Ohio? Hopefully they still used adjustable hats back in his day, but based on the picture above it doesn’t look like that is the case.
Bryce Harper became famous while he was still in high school and perhaps it went to his head. Perhaps that is part of the reason he felt like he could pull off this shaggy mohawk.
John Kruk was one of many characters on the powerful Philadelphia Phillies teams of the early 1990s. There were many mullets on those teams but Kruk’s sloppy one was the cream of the crop.
Maybe it was a hazing ritual performed by his teammates or perhaps he just couldn’t let all of his hair run from his eyes. Whatever the case, Bruce Brubaker kept a nice patch in the middle of his forehead and it wasn’t pretty.
At 6’10”, Randy Johnson was an intimidating force on the mound. Factor in the the stringy mullet that he wore for most of his career and it’s no wonder that he was nearly impossible to hit – batters were probably a little distracted.
Another baseball player with long hair isn’t very surprising, but it doesn’t mean that Johnny Damon made the right choice. The ladies might have liked his hair style, but it is doubtful that his peers felt the same way,
Dan Gladden was a solid role player for the dominant Minnesota Twins teams of the late 1980s and early 1990s. His play was decent, but he mostly stood out for his blonde, stringy mullet.
Anybody else get the idea that Ross Grimsley liked to have a good time during his MLB? He just looks like a party!
With his huge frame, Prince Fielder stands out without doing anything flashy, so the choice to add some bizarre, bleached dreads to his aerodynamic beard was a little much.
With his long, stringy hairstyle, Tim Lincecum looks more like a hipster who would make a great street performer, than he does a Cy Young Award winning pitcher. Looks can be deceiving.
If anyone out there still doesn’t believe that dinosaurs existed, check out this picture of Jeff Samardzija. It seems like he might be a direct descendant of a certain dinosaur.
Can someone please look up the names of the original members of every 1980s rock band? If one of the bands’ lead singers turns out to be Steve Trout, please don’t act surprised.
What with getting stuck with needles and rubbing cream all over his body in an effort to enhance his on-field performance, Jason Giambi must have spent a lot of time in the locker room getting ready. Add in the time it likely took him to apply gallons of product to his hair and it’s amazing he ever even made it to the field!
The bowl cut and the Jheri curl are two hairstyles a person can have. But Pedro Martinez introduced everyone to the Jheri curl bowl cut and it wasn’t a hairstyle anyone should ever have.
Pete Ladd makes this list in large part because of the era he played in. It’s not his fault that he played during the 1980s and was strictly sticking to the trends of the time. That being said, his hair was certainly something to see.
Mark McGwire kept a pretty solid curly, ginger mullet going throughout  the “Bash Brothers” era in Oakland.
Finding a photo of Chris Sabo’s hair is a tough endeavor as most photos focus on the thing which helped him focus on the ball: his sport-specs, but his tight buzz up top was also a defining characteristic for the former Cincinnati Reds star.
There’s surely an appropriate nickname for the hairstyle John Henry Johnson wore with pride during the late 1980s, but that’s for another time and place. What can be determined is that whatever that is on his head was going strong during his baseball career.
Before Sammy Sosa lit the world on fire with his performance-enhanced home run barrage, there was an innocent kid, laced with a greasy Jheri curl trying to make it in Major League baseball.
There could be upwards of a thousand photos of Brian Wilson’s on this list. He has a long history of interesting hairstyle choices.
Any Big Foot hunters out there? In between his life spent dodging human detection and playing various roles in films about the Roman Empire, Jayson Werth managed to sign a contract worth more than $100 million.
If a player has the look and the hair to have his shadowy likeness made into a line of t-shirts, he gets a spot on this list. Robin Yount is that guy.
Madison Bumgarner is one of the most dominating post-season pitchers in MLB history, so Giants fans likely forgive him for his good ol’ boy mullet.