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Mike Mussina is a 2019 Baseball Hall of Famer

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former MLB starting pitcher Mike Mussina has been named to the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2019 in Cooperstown, New York. He will be one of four players inducted into the Hall in July.

Mussina will join his former New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera, who was the first player ever to receive a 100% of the vote. The class will also include designated hitter Edgar Martinez and the late Roy Halladay.

Former New York Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina pitching against the Chicago White Sox
Former New York Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina pitching against the Chicago White Sox (Getty Images)

Rivera received a 100% of the vote. Both Halladay and Martinez received 85.4% of the vote, while Mussina received 76.7%.

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A player needed to receive 75% of the vote to be elected into the Hall.

Mussina will be the first Orioles player in the Hall of Fame since Cal Ripken Jr. in 2007. The Williamsport, Pennsylvania native played for two teams in his career.

He spent the first 10 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, before spending the final eight seasons with the Yankees. His career spanned from 1991 through 2008.

In his final season, he went 20-9 with a 3.37 ERA in 34 starts in 200 1/3 innings with the Yankees. Mussina went 270-153 in his MLB career with a 3.68 ERA in 536 starts.

He also had 57 complete games and 23 shutouts. He allowed 1,559 runs (1,458 earned runs) in 3,562 2/3 innings.

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With the Orioles, he went 147-81 with a 3.53 ERA in 288 games. He also had 45 complete games and 15 shutouts.

He allowed 836 runs (789 earned runs) in 2,009 2/3 innings in 10 seasons in Baltimore. He went 123-72 with a 3.88 ERA in 249 games, including 248 starts.

He also had 12 complete games and eight shutouts.

He allowed 723 runs (669 earned runs ) in 1,553 innings over eight seasons with the Yankees.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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