Mike Mussina and the 1990 MLB Draft

The MLB draft kicked off yesterday with the Minnesota Twins selecting California high schooler Royce Lewis first overall. Over the next couple days the 2017 MLB draft will continue for more than 40 rounds. Back in 1990, Mike Mussina had just finished his third year at Stanford where he had pitched to a 14-5 record…

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Mussina Twitter Tidbits III & Mussina Links

This is our third column that documents Mike Mussina factoids we’ve found on Twitter. Previous versions here and here. Every so often a baseball fan or writer will tweet something interesting or insightful about our favourite Pennsylvania native. Sometimes they link to an old column about Moose or a current player accomplishes a feat that…

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Mike Mussina vs. Ken Griffey Jr.

In a few days, Ken Griffey Jr. will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Many flowery adjectives have been used to describe Griffey’s career since he retired in 2010, so I won’t waste time elaborating on his career in this space. If you are reading this, then hopefully you are familiar with who…

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How Moose Got to Twenty: August

Posted by Rorschach Sorry about the lack of updates folks.  We promise to do better in the coming weeks. This is the third of a four part series looking back at Mike Mussina’s 2008 season. Part I: 2007, April and May Part II: June and July The dog days of August were the best days…

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Mussina–not the “Man” in Baltimore? Really now?

Posted by: The Moose on 9/5 Recently, my ex-roommate in Maryland, a lifelong Oriole fan, chimed in with these words about Mussina: “For me, it’s about much more than a 20-win season. HOF entry is about being THE MAN on winning teams or THE ONLY THING on bad teams. To me (and remember, I watched…

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Game Recap 8/22 – Oh so close

Thank God the we don’t face the Orioles again this year. There wasn’t much of shot for a win in this one from the beginning. After Radhames Liz struggled to find the strike zone in the top of the first, the Yankees spotted Moose a 1 run lead. It didn’t last long. In the Oriole…

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Game Preview 8/22

Mike Mussina pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards tomorrow night, going for his 17th win on the season. Tonight, we’ll handle the game preview in a different way, as suggested by loyal reader Joy. (Note to Joy: We’re not doing batter vs. pitcher because I personally believe anything over a year old is…

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Reader Topic #1: Mussina and Camden

Loyal reader Tom brought up that he thought Camden Yards was a small park to pitch in and opined that it might be difficult to win 20 games with half your games in a park that small. Longtime reader and commenter Joy agreed. So today, in addition to a game preview (Look for that tonight)…

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Game (Massacre) Recap – 7/28

The Moose got hammered, there’s no other way to really say it. After a shaky first inning that ended with Brain Roberts getting gunned down at the plate on Aubrey Huff’s double, Mussina started the second inning by allowing back to back hits. Kevin Millar then bombed a three run shot and Ramon Hernandez followed…

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