Happy Birthday Mike Mussina!!!
Mike Mussina turns 45 years old today.
Although Mussina has rarely been mentioned as one of the greatest pitcher’s from his era, his numbers are quite impressive. Having played his entire career for just 2 teams – the Orioles and Yankees – Mussina has compiled some pretty solid stats.
In his 17 years as a full-time starting pitcher, Mussina recorded double-digit wins in each season. The most impressive part of this is that accomplished this while playing for a Baltimore Orioles team that was terrible for most of Mussina’s early years with the team. With a lifetime win/loss record of 270 & 153, ‘The Moose’ finished his career with a very solid 63% winning percentage.
Mike Mussina was only selected as an All-Star 5 times during his playing days; but he did finish in the Top 6 for the Cy Young Award a very respectable 9 times. Again, this is very impressive for a player that was never known as a dominant pitcher. Clearly, his reputation as a solid pitcher that was going to give you good innings helped his cause for being one of the decade’s greats.
Happy Birthday Mr. Mussina!!!