Beloved New York Yankee first baseman of the late-Mickey Mantle, early-Horace Clarke era. A high-living playboy with a dandyish streak, Pepitone (or “Pepi” as he was popularly known), reportedly spent part of his $25,000 signing bonus on a shark skin suit. Pepitone’s other notable sartorial innovation was his baroque toupée, which according to clubhouse legend he spent countless hours laboriously maintaining with a blow dryer. The constant air curing may explain why it hasn’t changed in color or volume since the mid-1960’s. No New York City art opening is greeted with more anticipation by the public than the annual unveiling of Pepitone’s wig at Oldtimer’s Day.