Jul 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy (20) hits a single against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
Nothing beats good facial hair. Whether looking back at the 1972 Oakland A’s or the modern day Boston Red Sox, baseball and facial hair go together like rally caps and desperation. The rich history of beards, chops, and general shagginess very much applies to Brewer history. Today a look at one of the underrated stars from the team today, Jonathan Lucroy.
From Rookie to Starter
Lucroy is the starting catcher and a core piece of the Brewers’ future. His Brewer career started in 2007, debuting with the Helena Brewers where he was named a Post-Season All-Star and given the honor of Baseball America Rookie All-Star. In 2010 Luc got the call to join the Brewers. Since (when healthy), he has been the team’s starting catcher. In 2012 he signed an extension, making him a Brewer through 2016. That same year was Lucroy’s breakout season, hitting .320 with a slugging percentage of .513. The 2013 season showcased his power, hitting 18 home runs with 82 runs batted in.
You can check out Jonathan’s very own website at jonathanlucroy.com. Here you will find his baseball stats and facts about Lucroy’s favorite foods (anything Cajun), hobbies, and movies.
The Facial Hair
Since his time with the team, Jonathan Lucroy has had a couple facial hair looks. Sometimes he goes straight goatee, but most often he sports a well trimmed full beard. Some may grow a beard to hide their baby face; however, in Lucroy’s case I suspect he’s just waiting for that special day when someone yells out, “Let’s have a beard growing contest!” (My prediction: Lucroy would be the first to sign up and win the contest.)
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