COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Three former Orioles were officially inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
Right handed pitcher Mike Mussina, designated hitter Harold Baines, and closer Lee Smith gathered in Cooperstown, New York in front of 55,000 fans and 53 returning Hall of Famers to claim their rightful place among baseball's immortals.
The man known as "Moose" was drafted by the Orioles in the 1987 Amateur Draft out of Montoursville High School in Pennsylvania.
He pitched 10 seasons in an Orioles uniform before signing with the New York Yankees, where he remained until his retirement in 2008.
In his career, Mussina won 270 games and posted an ERA of 3.68.
Baines, a St. Michael's, Maryland native, had two separate stints with the Orioles. The first lasted from 1993 through 1995. He would later return in 1997 and stay midway through the 1999 season.
Harold Baines remembers the importance of the St. Michaels community in his Hall of Fame speech. pic.twitter.com/0n2rFoj6eG— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) July 21, 2019
In 22 total MLB seasons, he made six all All-Star teams and amassed 384 home runs, 2,866 hits and 1,628 RBI's.
Smith spent the 1994 season in Baltimore, where he saved 33 games.
Throughout his career, Smith compiled 478 saves which until 2006 was baseballs all time record. He now sits third on the list.
Other players inducted include designated hitter Edgar Martinez, the late pitcher Roy Halladay, and closer Mariano Rivera, who now holds the all time saves record.