Next Stop for Mussina…Cooperstown?

Posted on by Kerel Cooper

According to published reports, Mike Mussina has decided not to come back to the New York Yankees and is set to retire. In 18 seasons Mussina has a total of 270 wins, 3.68 ERA and 2,813 Ks.

So the question I ask, is Mike Mussina a Hall of Famer?

My Answer: No and here is why:

  • The magic number for any pitcher to get into the Hall of Fame is 300 wins. Mussina is 30 short of that mark.
  • In 18 seasons Mussina has only one 20 win season. While I feel he is a steady, solid starter, if you really are a dominate pitcher and one of the best of your era I would think you would have more then one 20 win season.
  • His Career Post Season stats are not that good. 23 Starts, 7-8, 3.42 ERA and has given up 18 HRs and 33 BB.
I was chatting with Ryan Naraine, a Yankee Fan and contributor to and he says Mussina “will get some votes but overall, he’s not quite close. I would say he has an underappreciated career”.
What are your thoughts? Mussina in or out of the Hall of Fame?
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