Mussina’s First Postseason: 20 Years Ago

In 1996, 27-year-old Mike Mussina made his first postseason appearance with the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles finished 88-74 and earned a Wild Card birth. They faced the top-seeded and defending AL-champion Cleveland Indians in the ALDS. Mussina was the best starter on the team. He led the team in ERA, wins, innings pitched, strikeouts, and pitching…

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Was Mike Mussina better than Derek Jeter?

If you are a baseball fan, you’ve probably seen Keith Olbermann’s tangent against Derek Jeter. Olbermann delivered an opinion piece on his ESPN2 show last week and it has gone viral in a big way. Some of this is because of the backlash against  the amount of attention the Yankees and MLB are giving to…

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Bill James Projects Mussina (sans retirement)

I stumbled across a fun tool on espn.com today.  It’s called Career Assessments and allows you to project the rest of a player’s career.  Now this is obviously meaningless because Mussina retired.  But if you are very bored, as I was, you can project Mussina’s career had he chosen to make a run at 300 wins.  James…

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Game Recap 9/28 – “Well boys, it’s been emotional”

Posted by The Moose and Rorschach Well, it’s over. As you know if you’ve read Ryan’s PHENOMINAL blog, Moose picked up his 20th win today. I’ll be back with my thoughts tomorrow after a night of rest, but I wanted to pass along a few points about Mussina’s season, excluding the wins. 1) Mussina’s ERA of…

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Live blog – Mussina goes for 19.

9:58 – And another Rivera strikeout gives Mike Mussina his 19th victory of 2008.  Mike Mussina has now won 19 games in a season for the third time.  He will go for his 20th win of the season, which he has never done before, on Sunday in Boston at 1pm. 9:57 – Zaun strikes out and Yankee…

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