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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