Clay Zavada’s mustache takes national honor - Phoenix Business Journal::
by Mike Sunnucks
The Arizona Diamondbacks finished in last place and weren’t even close to baseball’s postseason as the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies battle in the World Series. They also won’t be taking home any individual baseball honors.
But D-backs relief pitcher Clay Zavada took home an award this weekend that Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez and closer Mariano Rivera weren’t even up for: He was named the 2009 Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year, winning a national vote.
Zavada, who sports a handlebar mustache, accepted the award Oct. 30 in St. Louis from the American Mustache Institute (www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB9-on7IYPM).
The contest was part of a charitable fundraising effort for Challenger Baseball, which puts on games and operates leagues for children and adults with development disabilities.
Zavada bested a number of other mustached Americans for the award, including US Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who landed a distressed plane on the Hudson River earlier this year without incurring any passenger injuries or deaths."