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Old 11-17-2017, 03:39 PM   #1
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Mike Mussina retired nine years ago, on Nov. 20 in 2008. The 2018 Hall of Fame ballots go out on Nov. 20. I don't know if there is some symbolism attached to all that or not. But Mike Mussina belongs in the Hall of Fame. I have written this before, and now I'm writing it again, because Mussina, in his own quiet and professional and immensely talented way, was not just one of the great pitchers of his time. He is one of the great pitchers of all time.

There will always be the back-and-forth shout about those like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, and whether their use of performance-enhancing drugs should continue to keep them out of Cooperstown. That debate will go on for as long as the two of them are on the ballots, and maybe after they have made it to Cooperstown. But underneath that shout, as always, is the quiet candidacy of Mussina. There was never any controversy about him. He just pitched, all the way until he won 20 with the Yankees in his last season and then dropped the mic -- no pun intended -- and went home for good.

"He never, and I mean never, would have been able to hang around and be 9-10 just to pick up a couple more big paychecks," Buck Showalter was saying on Thursday night. "That's not who he is."

Mike Mussina belongs in the Hall of Fame because he had a record of 270-153 and won 18 three times and won 19 twice and finally won 20 in '08. He had one losing season as a starter. He won more than 15 games nine times. He had a lifetime earned run average of 3.68 and compiled all of these numbers in the thick of the steroid era in a DH league, and in the meat grinder that was and is the American League East. He had the career he had, as a pitcher's pitcher, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards with the Orioles and then at Yankee Stadium after the Yankees signed him as a free agent. He did this pitching as an opponent, at Fenway Park
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mike lupica wrote this article mike mussina (daily news ny

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Old 11-17-2017, 09:39 PM   #3
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one of the most under rated pitchers ever
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:01 PM   #4
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Just wat hed a couple of YouTube videos of him.. he had the stuff and should get a nomination
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