‘The Moose’ sent 2 beautiful autographs in just 13 days!!!
Mike Mussina finished his last season as a major league pitcher just a few short months ago. I admire several things about Mussina. His work ethic and competitiveness are Hall of Fame caliber. But the more I think about it since his retirement has been made public, I also admire how he left the game – ON TOP!!! Oftentimes we get to see our favorite player’s skills diminish as they stay in the game too long either waiting for a chance to win a championship or they have a desire to get one more paycheck. Mussina did neither and left the game after the first and only 20-win season of his 18 year career. And for that act alone he deserves quite a bit of respect.
Then there are the stats: 270 wins with 153 losses. 2,813 K’s. Career ERA of 3.68. 17 straight seasons with at least 11 wins. 9 Top 6 finishes for the Cy Young Award. 5 All-star appearances.
One hell of a pitcher and one hell of a guy. Thanks ‘Moose’!!!!