With the Hall of Fame announcements just around the corner (I’ll make a mock HOF ballot piece within the next few days), I thought I would use this week’s Throwback for a pitcher that should be in the Hall of Fame but isn’t: Mike Mussina.
Before we begin, I normally don’t like talking about 2003 and 2004 (I tend to joke the 2004 season never happened and we went straight from 2003 to 2005), but for this clip I had to talk about 2003. Why? Because Mike Mussina came out of the bullpen during Game 7 of the ALCS and pitched three scoreless innings after he went 0-2 as a starter in the series and kept the Yankees in the game. The 2003 ALCS ended with a walk-off homer by Aaron Boone, propelling the Yankees to the 2003 World Series.
Hopefully Mussina garners enough of the HOF vote this year because I could watch clips of him pitch over and over.