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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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 #4: We know what we are, but know not what we may be

The Baseball HOF class will be announced two weeks from today. According to our friend and HOF-ballot-collecting-savant Ryan Thibodaux there are 164 known ballots at this point. Thibodaux estimates that this is about 38% of the total ballots. Here are our negatives and positives with two weeks to go. Positives Mike Mussina is running about…

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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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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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When Will Mike Mussina be Elected?

Ryan and I are going to try something new on the site. Rather than writing stand-alone articles, we’re going to try debating a topic. We often chime in on each other’s pieces anyway, so this will be a chance for us to approach things and present arguments from all sides. Now, we’re not going to…

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2016 Hall of Fame Voting Results: What Does it Mean?

Are you folks pumped about the 2016 Hall of Fame voting results? We know we are! We’ve long felt that year three was going to be the year Mike Mussina made a massive jump in the vote totals, and we were right. Moose’s total skyrocketed from 24.6% to 43%, the biggest increase on the ballot. This…

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Ballot check-in 1/5: It’s the Final Countdown

In 24 hours we will know the 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame class. This is our final look ahead for Mike Mussina and what the voting will mean for him and his chances for Cooperstown in the future. According to Ryan Thibs there are now 166 public hall of fame ballots. Mike Mussina has been…

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Ballot Check-in 12/30: Mussmentum

I’ve wanted to use the phrase Mussmentum for seven years. This week finally made it possible. The past nine days have been stellar for Mike Mussina‘s Hall of Fame candidacy. Since last Monday, 38 new HOF votes have become public. Mike Mussina found himself on 25 of those ballots. He has been named on 57.8%…

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Ballot check-in 12/21: The Voters Awaken

The vote totals in this post are current as of 1:30 p.m. on December 21st. The number of public votes for the Hall of Fame nearly doubled over the past seven days. According to Ryan Thibs’ HOFTracker there are now 82 public ballots. Mike Mussina has been named on 44 of them (53.7%). Mussina has…

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