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4. Mike Mussina
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: December 8, 1968 in Williamsport, PA USA
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 04, 1991
  • Final Game: September 28, 2008
  • TSN All-Star - 1995
  • Gold Glove - 1996
  • Gold Glove - 1997
  • Gold Glove - 1998
  • Gold Glove - 1999
  • Gold Glove - 2001
  • Gold Glove - 2003
  • Gold Glove - 2008
 
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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%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 4%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Williamsport, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 2014
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles
  • Major Accolades and Awards: 5 Time All Star (1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, & 1999)
    Gold Glove (7) (AL) (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003 & 2008)
    Most Wins (1) (AL) (1995)
    Most Innings Pitched (1) (AL) (2000)
    Most Shutouts (1) (AL) (1995)
    Lowest FIP (1) (AL) (2001)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1) (1994)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Cy Young Finishes: (AL: 1992, 4th), (AL: 1994, 4th), (AL: 1995, 5th), (AL: 1996, 5th), (AL: 1997, 6th), (AL: 1999, 2nd), (AL: 2000, 6th), (AL: 2001, 5th) & (AL: 2008, 6th)
    11 Top Ten Finishes (Earned Run Average)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    10 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)
    13 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)
    11 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Pitchers)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 19. Strikeouts: 2,813
    22. SO/BB: 3.583
    24. WAR for Pitchers: 78.1
    33. Games Started: 536
    33. Wins: 270
    66. Innings Pitched: 3,562.7
    89. BB/9: 1.983
  • Should be Inducted As A: Baltimore Oriole

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%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 4%

Comments   

0 #2 Darryl Tahirali 2016-07-18 21:14
Quoting Kurt:
He definitely belongs in the Hall of Fame. He may not have won any Cy Young Awards, but he was definitely one of the best pitchers of his generation.

Yes, he was. He may get a bump in 2017 from the thinning number of pitchers on the ballot and from Schilling's public relations problems. Mussina is a Hall of Fame-caliber pitcher.
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0 #1 Kurt 2015-06-09 04:23
He definitely belongs in the Hall of Fame. He may not have won any Cy Young Awards, but he was definitely one of the best pitchers of his generation.
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