2019 Baseball Hall of Fame class: Orioles’ Mussina, Yankees’ Rivera, Seattle’s Martinez, Halladay

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Mike Mussina throws to the plate early in game 4 of their American League Division Series against the playoff Seattle Mariners at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Sunday, Oct. 5, 1997. (AP Photo/Dave Hammond)
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Mike Mussina throws to the plate early in game 4 of their American League Division Series against the playoff Seattle Mariners at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Sunday, Oct. 5, 1997. (AP Photo/Dave Hammond) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/DAVE HAMMOND)
Mariano Rivera
FILE – In this Sept. 26, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera acknowledges the crowd’s standing ovation after coming off the mound in the ninth inning of his final appearance in a baseball game, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Career saves leader Mariano Rivera and late pitcher Roy Halladay are among 20 new candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, joined by 15 holdovers headed by Edgar Martinez. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) (AP/Kathy Willens)
Edgar Martinez
FILE – In this May 8, 2004 file photo, Seattle Mariners designated hitter Edgar Martinez watches his ball fly to deep center field, where it was caught for an out during a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Seattle. Martinez came close to election to the baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, after a grass-roots campaign to boost him. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) (AP/Ted S. Warren)
Roy Halladay
FILE – In this July 24, 2011, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies’ Roy Halladay stands on second base during a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, in Philadelphia. Career saves leader Mariano Rivera and late pitcher Roy Halladay are among 20 new candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, joined by 15 holdovers headed by Edgar Martinez. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) (AP/Matt Slocum)
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Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Mike Mussina throws to the plate early in game 4 of their American League Division Series against the playoff Seattle Mariners at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Sunday, Oct. 5, 1997. (AP Photo/Dave Hammond)
Mariano Rivera
Edgar Martinez
Roy Halladay

WASHINGTON — The Moose is headed to Cooperstown.

Former Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina has been voted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame, reaching Cooperstown in his sixth year of eligibility.

Also headed to the Hall: ex-Yankee closer Mariano Rivera, former Seattle DH Edgar Martinez and the late Roy Halladay.

Rivera is baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection.

The O’s drafted Mussina twice: in the 11th round of the 1987 MLB June Amateur Draft and in the 1st round (20th overall selection) of the 1990 draft.

The Stanford-educated Mussina made his major league debut on August 4, 1991 and quickly became a fixture in the Orioles’ rotation. From 1992-99 the right-hander averaged over 30 starts and 16 wins per season while being named an All Star five times.

After an 11-15, 3.79 ERA campaign in 2000 Mussina signed as a free agent with the New York Yankees where he spent the remainder of his career.

Mussina went 123-72 with a 3.88 ERA in eight seasons with the pinstripes, while posting a 147-81 mark and an ERA of 3.53 in ten years with the Orioles. His best finish in the Cy Young voting was in 1999 as runner-up to Boston’s Pedro Martinez.

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