Mike Mussina vs. Tim Raines

Tim Raines finally got the call that he deserved. After 10 years of waiting, voters elected Raines to the HOF in January. On Saturday he will formally join the 252-player fraternity of Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Raines’ candidacy was a lightning rod for debate among stagnant baseball minds and those who value newer tools used to…

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Mike Mussina vs. Jeff Bagwell

Jeff Bagwell will get his day in Cooperstown next month. The former Astros first baseman had a magnificent career that demonstrated his abilities as an exceptional hitter, fielder, and baserunner. Bagwell spent his entire career in the National League, and therefore only had one opportunity to face Mike Mussina. It came on June 10th, 2003 when…

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Guest Post: Joe Sheehan

This post is one I’ve been hoping to make for a few years now. Ryan and I have spent nearly a decade trying to convince you that Mike Mussina should be in the Hall of Fame. We’ve made nearly every argument we can think of, which is why this site now mostly focuses on the…

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HOF Reflections: Unanswered Questions for Mussina

We’ve had a few days to digest the 2017 HOF results and our GoDaddy servers stayed online despite the traffic increase (thanks everyone). While it’s great to celebrate Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan Rodriguez and wonder if Larry Walker will ever get the respect he deserves, this website is about the man who finished…

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HOF Results 2017: Rapid Reactions

Today was the day: The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame voting was announced. It was a big day with lots of news, so let’s break it down. Moose still moving: The most important news of the day was Mike Mussina‘s results. Moose improved to 51.8% of the vote, an improvement of 8.8 percentage points. This continues…

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Ballot Check-In #3

We at MussinaHOF.com hope you and your family had a great holiday, and wish your 2016 comes to a close with a bang. It’s time for another ballot check-in, as Ryan Thibodaux’s tracker now has 122 votes accounted for. This time, rather than doing positives and negatives, we’re going to break things down Q&A style. First things first:…

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Ballot Check-In #2

Another batch of votes has come into Ryan Thibodaux’s tracker, so it’s time for a check on the status of the 2017 Hall of Fame Ballot. As usual, I’m going to break this down into positives and negatives. Positives:  More votes for Moose: When we last checked in, Mike Mussina had flipped three 2016 no…

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Ballot Check-in 12/5: Positives and Negatives

It’s very, very early in the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot reveal process. Early enough that some of what we see we can’t get excited over. But that still leaves some things we can get excited about—and alternatively, some things we can be bummed about. So far, Ryan Thibodaux has collected 16 public and two anonymous…

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Finding New Votes for Mike Mussina

Last year, 309 out of 440 voters made their HOF votes public. Out of these, 149 (48.2%) voted for the full contingent of 10 candidates.  If Mike Mussina is going to continue to pick up momentum for election these are the voters to keep an eye on when they publish their ballots. Here’s a breakdown…

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2017 Hall of Fame Voting Preview: The Leftovers

In part 1 of our look at the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot, we focused on the newcomers to the ballot. In part 2, we’re going to look at the key players who return from the 2016 ballot. There are a number of players whose candidacies could shift—and by extension affect Mike Mussina‘s chances for…

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