Hall Of Fame Debate: PICK ONE: Mike Mussina OR Curt Schilling
Last week’s discussion about the worthiness of Jack Morris and his potential Hall of Fame election was a lot of fun. And while we did not walk away with a resounding opinion of ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, we did have a lot of spirited opinions.
That got me to thinking about other pitchers that fall into the same category of star pitcher, ‘ace’ of the staff, perennial all-star, but maybe just a step behind the elite of the sport.
Ultimately, I landed on Mike Mussina and Curt Schilling, two highly decorated pitchers from the era after Morris that put up similar numbers and were always considered as dangerous threats to their opposition.
I’d like to take this week’s conversation to a different level. YOU HAVE TO VOTE FOR ONE OF THESE GUYS!!!
Sure, if you had a BWAA vote, you may bypass both of them. But, in the world of ’30-YOC’, I make the rules and I am saying that this is a true head-to-head match-up.
If you had to pick one player for Hall of Fame induction and your choices were Mike Mussina OR Curt Schilling, tell me who you’ve got.
I thought that I would summarize some of their pitching feats for you here:
|Cy Young Finishes||2nd Place (1x)||2nd Place (3x)|
|World Series titles||–||3|
I told you that these guys have very comparable careers.
So, now the question is – Who would you vote for if you HAD TO CHOOSE ONE???
My pick has gone back and forth for the last few days since I started thinking about this match-up of very talented and durable pitchers.
Ultimately, I went with the guy that I would prefer to have on my pitching mound in Game 7 of a playoff. I went with the guy that I felt had ‘better stuff’. I went with the guy that I thought was the more accomplished and proven ‘big game’ performer.
By a very, very slim margin, my vote goes to Mr. Curt Schilling.
And that is my final answer!!!
How about you? Where would your vote lie? Make your pick now – Mike Mussina OR Curt Schilling.
Thanks for reading. Have a great night!!!