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Playoff Beards: The Most Winning Facial Hair in Denver Sports History

The  Rockies' Twitter account celebrated Charlie Blackmon's status as National League batting champ by giving him a crown.
The Rockies' Twitter account celebrated Charlie Blackmon's status as National League batting champ by giving him a crown. @Rockies
The Rockies made it to the playoffs, and getting there had a lot to do with Charlie Blackmon's beard. Okay, sure, Trevor Story's bat and Nolan Arenado's glove also played roles in moving theRockies into Rocktober. But it's Blackmon's beard that truly deserves National League MVP consideration, and even as the going gets tough for the Rockies, Blackmon's beard looks tougher.

Every sports fan knows that the playoff beard is one of the most important factors in a team’s success. And as with the Rockies, every sports team needs at least one token beard-grower or mustachioed player to make sure that the sports gods stay on their side.

In honor of Octobeard, here are the ten best examples of winning beards/facial hair in Denver sports history:

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