From the Field: Mike Mussina, sp, New York Yankees

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Mike Mussina was a very good pitcher. I got this 2006 Allen & Ginter from a collector who was selling some extras…was very happy to get it.

  • Was an 11th Round draft pick in 1987, but did not sign with Baltimore and decided to go to Stanford. They tried again, with the 20th overall pick in 1990, and signed him.
  • Only spent two years in the minors. He would spend most of 1991 in AAA, showing that he had nothing to prove at that level (10-4, 1.136 WHIP). He would get called up to the big leagues in the second half, start 12 games, and go 4-5 with a 1.118 WHIP.
  • 1992. First full season in the bigs, he would go 18-5 with a 1.079 WHIP. He would get his first All-Star selection, and finish 4th in the Cy Young vote.
  • All told he would spent 10 seasons in Baltimore. He would leave with a 147-81 record, a 1.175 WHIP and ERA+ of 130.
  • During that run he he be selected to five All-Star teams, win four Gold Gloves. He never won a Cy Young, but did finish 2nd in 1999.
  • He would sign with the Yankees as a Free Agent in 2000.
  • He would spend the final eight seasons of his career with the Yankees. He would go 123-72 with a 1.212 WHIP and 114 ERA+.
  • He would have a great run with the Yankees, winning at least 17 games from 2001-2003. That said, he never was selected to any All-Star teams, and would only win a single Gold Golve (2003).
  • He would retire after the 2008 season, owner of a career 83 WAR, putting him in 58th all-time place. His 270 career wins puts him 33rd all-time.
  • He has been creeping up the Hall of Fame vote every year, going from 20.3% in 2014 to 51.8% now. He still has a ways to go.
Standard Pitching
Year Age Tm Lg W L ERA GS IP H BB SO ERA+ FIP WHIP Awards
1991 22 BAL AL 4 5 2.87 12 87.2 77 21 52 139 3.46 1.118
1992 23 BAL AL 18 5 2.54 32 241.0 212 48 130 157 3.19 1.079 AS,CYA-4,MVP-21
1993 24 BAL AL 14 6 4.46 25 167.2 163 44 117 100 3.98 1.235 AS
1994 25 BAL AL 16 5 3.06 24 176.1 163 42 99 164 4.14 1.163 AS,CYA-4,MVP-20
1995 26 BAL AL 19 9 3.29 32 221.2 187 50 158 145 3.78 1.069 CYA-5
1996 27 BAL AL 19 11 4.81 36 243.1 264 69 204 103 4.04 1.368 CYA-5,GG
1997 28 BAL AL 15 8 3.20 33 224.2 197 54 218 137 3.49 1.117 AS,CYA-6,GG
1998 29 BAL AL 13 10 3.49 29 206.1 189 41 175 130 3.48 1.115 GG
1999 30 BAL AL 18 7 3.50 31 203.1 207 52 172 133 3.25 1.274 AS,CYA-2,GG
2000 31 BAL AL 11 15 3.79 34 237.2 236 46 210 125 3.52 1.187 CYA-6
2001 32 NYY AL 17 11 3.15 34 228.2 202 42 214 143 2.92 1.067 CYA-5,GG
2002 33 NYY AL 18 10 4.05 33 215.2 208 48 182 109 3.64 1.187
2003 34 NYY AL 17 8 3.40 31 214.2 192 40 195 130 3.09 1.081 GG
2004 35 NYY AL 12 9 4.59 27 164.2 178 40 132 98 3.95 1.324
2005 36 NYY AL 13 8 4.41 30 179.2 199 47 142 96 4.01 1.369
2006 37 NYY AL 15 7 3.51 32 197.1 184 35 172 129 3.46 1.110
2007 38 NYY AL 11 10 5.15 27 152.0 188 35 91 88 4.01 1.467
2008 39 NYY AL 20 9 3.37 34 200.1 214 31 150 131 3.32 1.223 CYA-6,MVP-19,GG
18 Y 18 Y 18 Y 18 Y 270 153 3.68 536 3562.2 3460 785 2813 123 3.57 1.192
162 162 162 162 17 10 3.68 34 226 219 50 178 123 3.57 1.192
W L ERA GS IP H BB SO ERA+ FIP WHIP Awards
BAL BAL BAL BAL 147 81 3.53 288 2009.2 1895 467 1535 130 3.63 1.175
NYY NYY NYY NYY 123 72 3.88 248 1553.0 1565 318 1278 114 3.50 1.212
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/25/2017.
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