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This one should be fairly simple, right? As with my Blyleven post , I’m sure I’ll be preaching to the choir, but Mike Mussina should be in the Hall of Fame when his time comes. But, of course, there will be doubters out there. So, I will preemptively make the case for the Mooooooooooose.

If this seems repetitive, it is. I made these two posts comparing Mussina and Glavine back in January. Mike Mussina >>> Tom Glavine.

Anyway, here’s the quick run down:

–24th all time with 74.8 WAR (4.12 WAR per season)
–123 ERA+ while spending his whole career in the hard hitting A.L. East
–1.192 WHIP
–3.58 K/BB
–3.57 FIP
–270 Wins (Yeah, yeah but the voters like it)
–.638 WP (see above)
–Passes Grey Ink, HOF Monitor/Standards tests

Anyway, Mike Mussina was a damn good pitcher for a long time and he did it all in the toughest of the tough environments: the AL (B)East during the “steroid era”. He pitched at a very high level for a very long time. And if Tom Glavine is going to get in–300 wins makes him a lock–Mike Mussina had better get in.

2 Responses to “The Case for Cooperstown: Mike Mussina”

  1. He should get in, another stat you should add with the win totals is, every pitcher that has 100 more wins than losses has gotten into the hall, I could care less that he never won a CY Young, thats not up to him, thats all up to the writers, he took care of his business, I know as a Yankee fan he will always be remembered for 2001 vs Oakland and 2003 vs Boston  (Quote)

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  2. “–123 ERA+ while spending his whole career in the hard hitting A.L. East”

    One of these days, someone will do a divisional adjustment and/or strength of schedule and we’ll be able to sort these things out better than we can currently. It really shouldn’t be all that complicated.  (Quote)

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