legmason wrote:I was pretty upset when he left the O's to sign with the Yankees but with the state of the team at the time you could hardly argue with the decision. He never won a world series as a Yankee which always made me smile and I've called that "the curse of the moose." I was "mad" at him for a while because he was the dominant O's pitcher I grew up watching as a teenager.
To put his time as an Oriole in perspective keep these stats in mind.
Mussina was an Oriole for longer and has more strikeouts, wins and innings pitched in Baltimore than he did when he was in New York. In addition, he is 3rd all time in wins behind only Dave McNally and Jim Palmer on the Orioles all time list. He is also 2nd in strikeouts on the O's all time list behind, once again....drum roll..., Jim Palmer.
He his, in my mind, one of the very best pitchers to ever put on an Oriole uniform and as much as it killed me to see him in pinstripes he will forever be one of the best pitchers I was ever lucky enough to watch pitch in black and orange.
birdwatcher55 wrote:I'm not happy with his selection. He will always be a Yankee in my mind. Your thoughts??
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