Brian Wilson refused an offer to shave his beard for $1 million following his return to professional baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday.

Wilson, who pitched his first game since April 2012 on Thursday, reportedly told his agent that his beard is “going with him to the grave."

The $1 million offer came from 800Razors.com, a razor company who offered to meet Wilson’s current salary in exchange for a promotional stunt in which he would save his beard.

“His beard is iconic, we are in the quality razor industry and want to partner with other shaving icons to show how great our product is. If it can tackle shaving a beard like his, it can work wonders on the average man. We are a young company out to change the shaving industry and have not done anything like this before and would be honored to have Brian be our first,” Philip Masiello, co-founder and president of 800Razors.com said.

Unfortunately for Masiello, Wilson has no interest in shaving his beard. Wilson, who helped the San Francisco Giants win the World Series in 2010, just returned to the field after his second elbow ligament surgery and made his debut as a Los Angeles Dodger in August.

Wilson’s beard has become a kind of pop-culture icon – it even has over 15,000 followers on Twitter.

Olivia Truffaut-Wong

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