Former Baltimore Orioles pitcher and Montoursville native Mike Mussina was inducted into the Orioles?Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Aug. 22. He joined former Orioles second baseman Rich?Dauer who was enshrined as a selection of the Veteran's Committee and longtime Orioles scout Walter Youse as inductees in 2012.
Mussina spent the first 10 of his 18 major league seasons with the?Orioles from 1991-2000, going 147-81 with a 3.53 ERA in 288 starts. HE ranks among the club's all-time leaders in wins (3rd), strikeouts?(2nd), starts?(5th), innings (6th), shutouts (8th) and complete games?(10th). Mussina led the?Orioles in ERA?eight times and in victories and innings pitched six times each in his 10 seasons with the club.
The right-hander won at least 10 games in 17 consecutive seasons, an American League record. He won 18 or more games six times, four of those as an Oriole. Only six pitchers in?MLB history with as many wins as Mussina have a better winning percentage, and he is one of only nine in major league history to win 100 or more games with two teams, the other being the New?York Yankees (2001-08).
The Montoursville native led the American?League in win/loss percentage (1992), wins, shutouts and walks per nine innnings?(all in 1995), starts?(1996) and innings pitched?(2000).
Mussina also won seven Gold?Gloves, four with?Baltimore, and finished in the top six of Cy Young Award voting nine times, seven with?Baltimore.
Mussina was named to five American?League All-Star teams, all with the Orioles.
The right-handed pitcher was the Baltimore Orioles' first round selection in the 1990 First Year Player Draft, going 20th overall out of Stanford University.