Of all the interesting candidates who became eligible for the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame, Mike Mussina
’s resume could be the most interesting of them all. He received little attention from the press as his year of eligibility matched with Greg Maddux & Tom Glavine. His career numbers are very good, but the perceived Hall of Fame milestones were not hit.
For example, Mussina was also considered an ace around the MLB, but he never won the Cy Young Award, though he has five top five finishes in voting and four 6th place finishes. He has a great winning percentage and had 270 wins, but is short of the 300 magic mark. He was a couple hundred strikeouts short of 3,000. He has a lot of post season wins, but no World Series Ring. He does however have a very impressive WAR of 78.1 and has freakish consistency over his career. For the record, we would vote for Mike Mussina for the Hall of Fame; now would the Baseball Writers of America do the same thing?
Should Mike Mussina be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 80%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 10%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6%