Former Oriole Mussina elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Posted at 6:44 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 20:31:39-05

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — Former Orioles Pitcher Mike Mussina has joined baseball immortality.

On Tuesday it was announced Mussina had been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame's class of 2019.

The right handed Mussina was drafted by the Orioles in the 1987 Amateur Draft out of Montoursville High School in Pennsylvania. He went on to pitch ten seasons in an Orioles uniform, including the 1997 season in which the Orioles went wire to wire.

In 2001as a free agent, Mussina signed with the New York Yankees, where he would spend the rest of his career.

'Moose' as he was nicknamed retired after the 2008 season with 270 career wins and a career ERA of 3.68.

Other players selected on Tuesday include designated hitter Edgar Martinez, the late pitcher Roy Halladay, and closer Mariano Rivera, baseballs all time saves leader.

Mussina will be enshrined on July 21 in Cooperstown, New York, along with two other former Orioles, Harold Baines and Lee Smith who were both selected on December 9 by the Today's Game Era Committee.

It has not yet been decided what team Mussina will represent when he enters the Hall.