Mike Mussina Should Be in the Hall of Fame

Mike Mussina never won the Cy Young Award. He made the All-Star team only five times over his 18 years in the big leagues. He won 20 games just once, in the final season of his career. His career ERA mark is closer to 4 than it is to 3. In other words, it’s not difficult to see why Mussina hasn’t been inducted into the Hall of Fame yet, given the traditionalism of the electorate...
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January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: What does Mike Mussina’s Hall of Fame candidacy say about the Hall’s standards?

With 2017 upon us, there is certainly one New Year’s resolution on the list for former Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees pitcher, Mike Mussina, and that is to get elected into the Hall of Fame. Mussina had been one of the most consistent pitchers in the American League between the years of 1991-2008 and has built up a resume many believe to be Hall of Fame worthy. In his 18...
January 01, 2017  |  Discuss

35 reasons why Mike Mussina belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame

Mike Mussina is in his fourth year on the ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame, and momentum is beginning to build for his candidacy. He’s a fixture in Hall of Fame arguments around this time of year and in last year’s balloting, he shot up from 24.6 percent of the BBWAA vote to 43 percent. But Mussina is still well short of the 75 percent threshold necessary to reach Cooperstown...
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December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Time for Mike Mussina to enter HOF

For the fourth time, Mike Mussina’s name will be on a Hall of Fame ballot, and Mussina’s hoping that for the first time, lady luck will be on his side. Mussina is one of the most underrated players to play the game, as his 18 big league seasons served as a showcase of control and grace on the mound. “Moose” spent those 18 seasons on just two teams, the Baltimore Orioles and...
November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Cooperstown 2016: Mike Mussina

MIKE MUSSINA Third Year on Ballot (24.6% last year) PLAYING CAREER:  Baltimore Orioles (1991–2000) and New York Yankees (2001–2008) ACHIEVEMENTS:  270 career wins rank him 33rd all-time. Only five Hall-eligible pitchers have more wins and are not in Cooperstown. Double digit in win in seventeen straight seasons, including one 20 win season (2008), two 19 win seasons, three...
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December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Case for Mike Mussina’s Election to the Hall of Fame

You probably don’t have a say in who makes the Hall of Fame and who doesn’t. Only a select handful of Baseball Writers Association of America members have a say in such matters. Simple math dictates that you, dear reader, are likely not a member of that inner baseball Illuminati. If anything, you are but a voice in the endless masses of those crying havoc and letting slip the...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The Orioles Don’t Care About Our Expectations

In 2012, the Orioles — fresh off a losing streak dating back to the Cal Ripken / Mike Mussina / Davey Johnson squad of 1997 — shocked all of baseball by winning 93 games and the American League wild card game. Backed by what seemed like completely unsustainable one-run luck and with the knowledge that […]
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

If Mike Mussina had been an Atlanta Brave, he'd be going into the Hall of Fame

Wait a minute. I know what you're thinking:I'm gonna piss and moan about Yankee-hating Gammonites in the Pooperstown vote. Well, you are wrong. How dare you. Nothing, NOTHING, could be further from the truth. This isn't about Mike Mussina being blackballed because he was a Yankee. Nope. He lost because of the F Troop-sorry state of the Orioles during the 1990s. If not for the wretchedness...
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame voting can mean poor journalism ethics

The results of this year’s Hall of Fame voting by the Baseball Writers Association of America will be revealed on Wednesday. Some will get in and rightfully so. Others will fall short of election, it may not be because they’re undeserving, but rather because of the thought process of some of the voters. ESPN’s Pedro Gomez tweeted Monday, “Anyone with a problem with HOF voting...
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

What my 2014 Hall of Fame ballot would look like

The Hall of Fame is set to announce its Expansion Era results Dec. 9. Most certainly, one of Joe Torre, Bobby Cox or Tony La Russa, if not all three, have an excellent chance of getting elected. If so, they would have to wait until Jan. 8 to see who would join them in the Class of 2014. Credit: National Baseball Hall of Fame     I don’t have a vote as to who gets elected, but...
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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