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270-153 3.68 3562.2 2813 1.19

Mike Mussina Bio

  • Full Name: Michael Cole Mussina
  • Nickname: Moose
  • Born: 12/8/1968 in Williamsport, PA
  • Draft: 1990, Baltimore Orioles, 1st rd. (20th overall)
  • College: Stanford
  • Debut: August 4, 1991
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/28/2008
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MLB Career Stats 270 153 3.68 537 536 0 3562.2 2813 1.19


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Mike Mussina Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
1992 Baltimore AL
1993 Baltimore AL
1994 Baltimore AL
1997 Baltimore AL
1999 Baltimore AL

Rawlings AL Gold Glove

Year Team League
1996 Baltimore AL
1997 Baltimore AL
1998 Baltimore AL
1999 Baltimore AL
2001 NY Yankees AL
2003 NY Yankees AL
2008 NY Yankees AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/06/2001 NY Yankees AL
09/02/2001 NY Yankees AL
08/17/2003 NY Yankees AL

Mike Mussina Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
1992 2.54 3rd in AL
1994 3.06 4th in AL
1995 3.29 4th in AL
1996 4.81 21st in AL
1997 3.20 6th in AL
1998 3.49 6th in AL
1999 3.50 3rd in AL
2000 3.79 3rd in AL
2001 3.15 2nd in AL
2002 4.05 21st in AL
2003 3.40 8th in AL
2004 4.59 21st in AL
2006 3.51 4th in AL
2008 3.37 6th in AL


Season W Rank
1992 18 4th in AL
1993 14 14th in AL
1994 16 2nd in AL
1995 19 1st in AL
1996 19 3rd in AL
1997 15 11th in AL
1998 13 20th in AL
1999 18 2nd in AL
2000 11 25th in AL
2001 17 6th in AL
2002 18 8th in AL
2003 17 5th in AL
2004 12 19th in AL
2005 13 21st in AL
2006 15 14th in AL
2008 20 2nd in AL


Season SO Rank
1992 130 16th in AL
1995 158 7th in AL
1996 204 4th in AL
1997 218 4th in AL
1998 175 8th in AL
1999 172 6th in AL
2000 210 3rd in AL
2001 214 2nd in AL
2002 182 3rd in AL
2003 195 4th in AL
2004 132 21st in AL
2005 142 18th in AL
2006 172 8th in AL
2008 150 18th in AL


Season WHIP Rank
1992 1.08 2nd in AL
1993 1.23 10th in AL
1994 1.16 4th in AL
1995 1.07 2nd in AL
1996 1.37 13th in AL
1997 1.12 3rd in AL
1998 1.11 4th in AL
1999 1.27 5th in AL
2000 1.19 2nd in AL
2001 1.07 2nd in AL
2002 1.19 11th in AL
2003 1.08 4th in AL
2004 1.32 16th in AL
2006 1.11 3rd in AL
2008 1.22 10th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
1992 .239 8th in AL
1993 .256 20th in AL
1994 .248 13th in AL
1995 .226 3rd in AL
1996 .275 22nd in AL
1997 .234 6th in AL
1998 .242 7th in AL
1999 .267 13th in AL
2000 .255 8th in AL
2001 .237 7th in AL
2002 .253 14th in AL
2003 .238 6th in AL
2006 .241 3rd in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
1992 32 22nd in AL
1994 24 11th in AL
1995 32 2nd in AL
1996 36 1st in AL
1997 33 11th in AL
2000 34 3rd in AL
2001 34 3rd in AL
2002 33 7th in AL
2006 32 16th in AL
2008 34 1st in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
1992 8 7th in AL
1993 3 21st in AL
1994 3 19th in AL
1995 7 2nd in AL
1996 4 12th in AL
1997 4 6th in AL
1998 4 12th in AL
1999 4 6th in AL
2000 6 3rd in AL
2001 4 5th in AL
2002 2 17th in AL
2003 2 13th in AL
2004 1 20th in AL
2005 2 10th in AL
2006 1 17th in AL


Season SHO Rank
1992 4 2nd in AL
1993 2 5th in AL
1995 4 1st in AL
1996 1 6th in AL
1997 1 9th in AL
1998 2 5th in AL
2000 1 4th in AL
2001 3 2nd in AL
2002 2 2nd in AL
2003 1 6th in AL
2005 2 2nd in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
1992 241.0 8th in AL
1994 176.1 5th in AL
1995 221.2 2nd in AL
1996 243.1 4th in AL
1997 224.2 8th in AL
1998 206.1 22nd in AL
1999 203.1 19th in AL
2000 237.2 1st in AL
2001 228.2 7th in AL
2002 215.2 11th in AL
2003 214.2 9th in AL
2006 197.1 22nd in AL
2008 200.1 15th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
1992 4.85 19th in AL
1994 5.05 14th in AL
1995 6.42 21st in AL
2008 6.74 24th in AL


Season H Rank
1992 212 17th in AL
1994 163 15th in AL
1995 187 20th in AL
1996 264 2nd in AL
1999 207 24th in AL
2000 236 5th in AL
2001 202 20th in AL
2002 208 13th in AL
2008 214 9th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1993 20 25th in AL
1994 19 20th in AL
1995 24 8th in AL
1996 31 7th in AL
1997 27 14th in AL
2000 28 11th in AL
2002 27 11th in AL
2005 23 20th in AL

Michael Cole Mussina Bio Info

Full name is Michael Cole Mussina...he and his wife, Jana (married 11/1/97), have a daughter, Kyra (12/25/89), and two sons, Brycen (9/3/98) and Peyton (1/9/03)...was signed by Orioles scout Ed Sprague...earned a degree in economics from Stanford University in December '90...finished in only 3 1/2 years...signed a national letter of intent to attend Stanford, but O's picked him in the 11th round of the June '87 draft anyway...he did not sign...Purchases game tickets for local youth charity organizations; he calls his group the "Mooseketeers"...since 1997, he has worked with the College Bound Foundation and Lycoming County (PA) Chapter for the American Red Cross...in '98, Mike read a PSA for Junior achievement...was the Orioles/Baltimore Sun Summer Reading spokesperson and supported the Baltimore County "Reading Makes Cents" program...over the last four seasons with the Yankees, has purchased over $7,000 worth of Modell's sporting equipment to be donated to New York and Pennsylvania area youth organizations...was a finalist for the 2006 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award...received the 2007 Thurman Munson Award for his accomplishments on the field and his philanthropic work within the community...the 27th Annual gala, held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York, benefits the Association for the Help of Retarded Children. 2007 Was 11-10 with a 5.15 ERA in 27 starts (28G)...the Yankees were 13-14 in games he started...opponents batted .311 (188-for-605, 14HR); LH .315 (96-for-305, 6HR), RH .307 (92-for-300, 8HR)...his 2,000.0 IP over the last 10 seasons (1998-2007) are eighth-most in the Majors during that span...his 145 wins over the same 10-year span rank sixth...Has 250 career victories for sole possession of 43rd place on baseball's all-time list (Hall of Famer Bob Gibson is next with 251)...the 250 wins rank fifth among active Major League pitchers and are the second-highest total among active American League pitchers, behind only Roger Clemens (316)...is the winningest pitcher in Major League history without a 20-win season...Dennis Martinez ranks second with 245 wins...Extended his American League record to 16 consecutive seasons (since 1992) with 10 or more wins...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Mussina became the seventh pitcher to record 10 or more wins in 16 or more consecutive seasons, joining Greg Maddux (20 yrs, 1988-2007), Cy Young (19, 1891-1909), Steve Carlton (18, 1967-84), Don Sutton (17, 1966-82), Warren Spahn (17, 1947-63) and Nolan Ryan (16, 1971-86)...Owns 2,663 career strikeouts, ranking 22nd on the baseball's all-time list...passed two Hall-of-Fame pitchers this season: Warren Spahn (2,583) on 5/22 vs. Boston for sole possession of 23rd place and Bob Feller (2,581) on 5/16 at the Chicago White Sox, for sole possession of 24th place...ranks seventh on the all-time American League list (Frank Tanana is sixth with 2,669)...has the seventh-most strikeouts among active Major League pitchers and second-most among active American League pitchers (Roger Clemens-4,167)...His 3,362.1IP are eighth-most among active Major Leaguers....at 250-144, is one of only six active pitchers whose career records are 100 or more games over .500...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is joined by teammate Roger Clemens (354-184), Randy Johnson (284-150), Greg Maddux (347-214), Pedro Martinez (209-93) and Tom Glavine (303-199)...Has made 502 career starts, tied for 42nd place on baseball's all-time list with Hoss Radbourn...made his 500th career start in 9/18 win vs. Baltimore, becoming the 44th pitcher all time to reach the plateau and just the 11th pitcher to start 500 games in the American League...Mussina's .635 career winning percentage (250-144) is eighth-best all-time among Major League pitchers with 500 or more career starts, third among active pitchers, behind Roger Clemens (.658) and Randy Johnson (.654)...in seven seasons with the Yankees, is 103-63 with a 3.95 ERA in 214GS (1352.2 IP, 1351H, 594ER, 287BB, 1128K), the franchise's all-time list (min: 100 decisions)...Has made 214 starts as a Yankee after making 288 starts for the Baltimore Orioles...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is one of 10 pitchers in MLB history to record at least 200 starts with two different teams and one of only four pitchers in history to boast a .600+ winning percentage with both of those teams: .620 (103-63) with the Yankees and .645 (147-81) with the Orioles...the other three are Cy Young (.638 for the Cleveland Spiders and .632 for the Red Sox), Grover Alexander (.676 for the Phillies and .607 for the Cubs), and Randy Johnson (.637 for the Mariners and .673 for the Diamondbacks)...Won his 100th game as a Yankee on 8/11 at Cleveland...became the ninth pitcher in Major League history to win 100 games with two different teams (also 147 wins with Baltimore)...joined Lefty Grove (195-A's Red Sox-105) as the only two pitchers to win 100 games with two American League clubs...Is 59-31 at Yankee Stadium over the past seven seasons with the Yankees (since 2001)...only Roy Oswalt (62 for Houston) has more wins in home games over that same seven-year span...with 61 career wins at Yankee Stadium, is the winningest right-hander since the stadium was remodeled in 1976...only Ron Guidry (99) and Andy Pettitte (89) have more wins...Is one of only three current pitchers to make at least 27 starts in each of the last 13 seasons (also San Diego's Greg Maddux and the Mets' Tom Glavine)...left in the third inning of his second start of the season on 4/11 at Minnesota with a left hamstring strain...recorded a no-decision in a 5-1 Twins victory (2.0IP, 3H, 0R, 1BB, 0K)....was placed on the 15-day disabled list from 4/15 (retroactive to 4/12) through the first game of the Yankees' doubleheader with Texas on 5/3 (missed 15 team games)...Allowed 7ER in 6.2IP in 5/22 loss vs. Boston...were the most runs allowed since 8/24/05 vs. Toronto (8R, 8ER), a span of 40 starts...allowed two home runs for the second consecutive game for the first time since 5/29/05 vs. Boston (three) and on 6/3/05 at Minnesota (two)....made his 52nd lifetime start against the Red Sox on 6/2 at Boston, receiving a no-decision (5.0IP, 5ER)...passed Jim Kaat for third place in all-time starts vs. Boston, trailing only Jim Palmer (57) and Jim Perry (54)...Recorded his 20th career Interleague victory on 6/13 vs. Arizona, the most among all Major League pitchers since Interleague play began in 1997...Philadelphia's Freddy Garcia, San Diego's Greg Maddux and the Mets' Aaron Sele are tied for second with 19...Allowed five stolen bases on 6/24 at San Francisco, matching his single-game career high, previously set on 4/5/98 (with Baltimore) vs. Detroit...surrendered his first unearned run since 9/24/06 at Tampa Bay (a span of 69.2IP/13GS)...with five strikeouts, passed Chuck Finley (2,610) for 22nd place on baseball's all-time strikeout list...started his 200th game as a Yankee on 6/29 vs. Oakland and recorded his 243rd career win, tying Juan Marichal for 49th place on baseball's all-time wins list...Won a season-high four straight decisions (over four starts) from 7/25-8/11 with a 2.84 ERA over the stretch (25.1IP, 8ER)....had his win streak snapped on 8/16 vs. Detroit...his first-inning walk of Magglio Ordonez snapped a season-high 22.1-inning streak without allowing a base on balls...also surrendered a first-inning grand slam to Carlos Guillen, his first allowed since 5/29/95 (w/ Baltimore) vs. California (Tim Salmon)...Tied the shortest outing of his Yankee career on 8/21 at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim exiting after 1.2IP (also threw 1.2IP on 9/27/05 at Baltimore)...matched season highs, allowing 7R (also on 8/16 vs. Detroit and 5/22 vs. Boston) and 7ER (also on 5/22 vs. Boston)...entering this season, had not allowed seven or more runs in a game since 8/24/05 vs. Toronto (8R, 8ER)...Made the first regular season relief appearance of his career on 9/3 vs. Seattle (3.2IP, 7H, 2ER, 1K), snapping a streak of 498 consecutive career regular season starts...established a Major League record, surpassing John Smoltz, who had started 361 games from the start of his career before making his first career relief appearance (credit: Elias)...Made his 500th career start on 9/18 vs. Baltimore, recording the win in a 12-0 Yankees victory...was the first time he threw 7.0 or more shutout innings in a start since 6/14/05 vs. Pittsburgh when he threw a five-hit shutout (9.0IP)...was his second straight scoreless outing, his first consecutive scoreless starts since 8/12-17/03 (at KC and at Baltimore)...his 13.2-inning scoreless stretch over three starts from 9/12-23 was his longest such streak since tossing 18.0 consecutive scoreless innings in September 2004. 2006 Posted yet another quality campaign, going 15-7 with a 3.51 ERA in 32GS...the Yankees were 20-12 in games he started...opponents batted .241 (184-for-762, 22HR); LH .223 (80-for-359, 13HR), RH .258 (104-for-403, 9HR)...went at least 6.0 innings in 25 of his 32 starts, including each of his first 14 starts of the season...was tied for second in the American League with 23 quality starts and a .241 opponents batting average against, tied for third with 1.6 walks per 9.0 innings, ranked fourth with a 3.51 earned run average, was tied for fourth with a .682 winning percentage, and tied for ninth with 7.8 strikeouts per 9.0 innings...His 2,072.2 IP over the last 10 seasons (1997-2006) are seventh most in the Majors during that span...his 149 wins over the same 10 year span rank eighth...his 75 wins over the last five seasons (2002-'06) are tied for eighth most in the Majors...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first American League pitcher and only the 12th pitcher Major League history to win 10 or more games in 15 consecutive seasons (1992-2006)...Greg Maddux is the only active pitcher with a longer such streak (19 straight seasons)...Has 239 career wins, tying Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown for 54th place on Baseball's all-time list...the 239 victories rank fifth among active Major-League pitchers and are also the highest total compiled in the American League among active pitchers...his 3,210.1 innings pitched and 2,572 career strikeouts rank seventh among active Major League pitchers...his 2,572 strikeouts is also the highest total compiled in the American League among active pitchers and ranks eighth on the all-time American League list (Bob Feller is seventh with 2,581)...At 239-134, is one of only five active pitchers whose career records are 100 or more games over .500 (according to the Elias Sports Bureau)...he is joined by teammate Randy Johnson (280-147), Roger Clemens (348-178), Greg Maddux (333-203) and Pedro Martinez (206-92)...has won at least nine games before the All-Star break 13 times in his career, surpassing Steve Carlton (12) for the most such seasons since 1933...in six seasons with the Yankees is 92-53 with a 3.80 ERA in 187GS (1200.2 IP, 1163H, 507ER, 252BB, 1037K)...owns a .634 winning percentage as a Yankee, ranking 15th on the franchise all-time list (minimum 100 decisions)...Is 52-26 at Yankee Stadium over the past six seasons with the Yankees (2001-'06)...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only other pitchers with more wins in home games over that same six year span are Randy Johnson (56 for Arizona and the Yankees), Mark Buehrle (53 for the White Sox) and Roy Oswalt (53 for Houston)...is one of only three current pitchers to make at least 27 starts in each of the last 12 seasons (also San Diego's Greg Maddux and the Mets' Tom Glavine)...opened the season with four starts on the road for the first time in his career (opened the 2002 season with three straight starts on the road)...dating back to 2005, made seven consecutive starts on the road (including two in the 2005 ALDS vs. the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)...Recorded his 229th career victory-in his 450th career start-on 5/5 vs. the Texas Rangers at Ameriquest Field...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, only seven pitchers in the expansion era (since 1961) won more games than Mussina in the first 450 starts of their careers: Tom Seaver, 236-131; Bob Gibson, 236-137; Juan Marichal, 236-139; Jim Palmer, 234-130; Roger Clemens, 233-124; Randy Johnson, 231-116; and Greg Maddux, 230-128...had not walked any of the 62 batters he faced to lead off an inning this season before walking Brad Wilkerson in the seventh inning of 5/15 loss vs. the Texas (recorded no decision in a 4-2 Rangers' win)... tossed a six-hit complete game-the 57th complete game of his career-in 5/31 win at Detroit...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first Yankee starter to lose a shutout on an unearned run with two outs in the ninth inning since Catfish Hunter suffered a 1-0 loss vs. the Boston Red Sox on July 27, 1975 at Shea Stadium (G1)...won his only start of the season vs. Detroit on 5/31, improving to 17-5 in his career vs. Detroit...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, his .773 career winning percentage vs. the Tigers is second behind only Scott Erickson's .800, (16-4) minimum: 20 decisions...was the only pitcher in the Majors to throw at least six innings in each of his first 11 starts this season...his streak of 12 consecutive "quality starts" was the longest of his career and the longest by a Yankee to start a season since Ron Guidry's 15 in 1978...Recorded his seventh straight victory in 6/5 win vs. Boston...improved to 8-1 in 2006, the second time in his career that he won eight of his first nine decisions (also 1997)...his sixth-inning strikeout of Willie Harris was the 2,478th of his career, tying Jack Morris for ninth place on the American League's all-time list...had his seven-game winning streak snapped on 6/10 vs. Oakland...the seven-game winning streak was one shy of the longest of his career (has won eight straight games three times, last from 5/2-6/27/04)...on 6/25 vs. Florida-in the first game of a doubleheader-recorded his ninth victory of the season in a 2-1 Yankees' win...Became the 28th pitcher in Major-League history to record 2,500 career strikeouts when he fanned Cody Ross in the seventh inning...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he joined RHP David Cone as the only pitchers to record career strikeout #2,500 while pitching for the Yankees...combined with four Yankees' relievers on a one-hit shutout on 6/30 vs. the New York Mets...threw 4.0 no-hit innings-allowing only one base runner on infield error-before a one-hour and three minute rain delay in the bottom of the fourth inning (did not return following the delay and recorded no decision)...Earned his 237th win of his career on 7/30 vs. Tampa Bay...surpassed Whitey Ford (236) and tied Clark Griffith and Waite Hoyt for 55th place on Baseball's all-time win list...with his fourth-inning strikeout of Josh Paul-surpassed Chuck Finley (2,527) for sole possession of eighth place on the all-time American-League list...his win vs. Tampa Bay on 7/30 was the 50th of his career at Yankee Stadium as a Yankee, becoming the first right-handed pitcher to win at least 50 games for the Yankees at the Stadium since Mel Stottlemyre, who had 85 victories there from 1964 to 1973 (the team's final season at the "old" stadium)...He is the third pitcher to win at least 50 games for the Yankees at the remodeled Yankee Stadium (since 1976), joining LHPs Ron Guidry (99 wins) and Andy Pettitte (81)...was removed from his start on 8/20 at Boston after 4.0IP with a strained right groin...was placed on the 15-day disabled list from 8/23 (retroactive to 8/21)-9/5 and missed 14 team games...was reinstated from the disabled list prior to his start on 9/5 vs. the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium...recorded his third straight loss in a 5-0 Royals' win (5.0IP, 4ER)...was removed from 9/24 start at Tampa Bay with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning when he was hit on the base of his left thumb with a line drive...In his final regular season start of the season on 9/29 vs. Toronto, allowed 2H and 1ER in 6.0IP to earn his 15th win...after Troy Glaus' solo home run in the second, retired the final 15 batters he faced in order...in five September starts after being reinstated from the disabled list, went 2-2 with a 2.89 ERA (28.0IP, 29H, 9ER, 3BB, 22K)...started Game Two of the Division Series at Yankee Stadium, allowing 8H and 4ER in 7.0IP to receive the loss in a Tigers' 4-3 victory. 2005 Remained one of the Yankees most consistent and dependable starters, going 13-8 with a 4.41 ERA in 30GS...the Yankees were 17-13 in games he started...opponents batted .284 (199-for-701, 23HR); LH .282 (102-for-362, 13HR), RH .286 (97-for-339, 10HR)...on 4/21 at Toronto, recorded his first victory of the season in a 4-3 Yankees' win...was winless in his first three starts of the season for only the second time in his career (was 0-2 through his first five starts in 2000)...on 5/2 at Tampa Bay, recorded the victory in a 6-2 Yankees' win...was his 13th career victory vs. Tampa Bay, the most by any pitcher vs. the Devil Rays...Tossed a four-hit, complete-game shutout in a 5-0 Yankees' win on 5/7 vs. Oakland (9.0IP, 4H, 2BB, 3K)...was the 22nd shutout of Mussina's career and the first by a Yankee since 8/17/03 at Baltimore when he also tossed a complete-game shutout in an 8-0 Yankees' victory...it was the Yankees' second complete game of the season, surpassing their 2004 total (1) which tied the Major-League record for fewest complete games in a single season...established a single-game season high with 9K on 5/13 at Oakland, allowing 6H and 2ER in 7.0IP to earn his third straight win...on 5/29 vs. Boston, recorded the loss-snapping his season-high four-game winning streak-in a 7-2 Red Sox' win...was removed after 3.0IP, his shortest-non-injury-related-outing at the time since 7/1/03 at Baltimore (2.1IP). 4 In the first appearance of his career vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates on 6/14 at Yankee Stadium, recorded his second shutout of the season and the 23rd of his career in a 9-0 Yankees' win (9.0IP, 5H, 1BB, 6K)...on 6/19 at Yankee Stadium-in the first appearance of his career vs. the Chicago Cubs-recorded his third straight victory in a 6-3 Yankees' win...on 8/24 vs. Toronto, recorded the loss and allowed eight runs for the first time since he also allowed eight on 9/24/03 in a 9-4 Yankees' loss at Chicago (4.1IP, 6H, 8ER, 2BB, 4K, 1HR)...Recorded his 3,000th career inning-pitched in the second inning to become the 34th pitcher in American-League history to compile 3,000 innings pitched...on 8/29 at Seattle, recorded no decision in a 7-4 come-from-behind Yankees' win (3.0IP, 6H, 4ER, 4BB, 0K, 1HR)...allowed nine consecutive batters to reach base over two starts (8/24 vs. Toronto and 8/29 at Seattle), the first Yankee to do so since Melido Perez in 1995...did not pitch from 8/30-9/21 with inflammation of his right elbow (missed 21 team games)...made 29th start of the season-and first since 8/29-on 9/21 vs. Baltimore, allowing one unearned run in 6.0IP to earn his 13th win of the season (4H, 0BB, 6K)...Made final start of the season-and second since returning from right elbow inflammation-on 9/27 at Baltimore...recorded his shortest non-injury-related outing since 7/13/95 (0.2IP with Baltimore vs. Kansas City), going 1.2 innings-and recording no decision-in a 17-9 Orioles' win (7H, 5R, 5ER, 1BB, 1K)...made two starts versus the Angels in the Division Series, going 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA (8.1IP, 11H, 5ER, 1BB, 7K)...started Game One in Anaheim and earned the win, throwing 5.2 shutout innings (5H, 0BB, 4K) in a Yankees' 4-2 victory...suffered the series-clinching loss in Game Five at Anaheim, allowing 6H and 5ER in 2.2IP. 2004 Was 12-9 with a 4.59 ERA in 27GS...the Yankees were 18-9 in games he started...opponents batted .276 (178-for-646, 22HR); LH .254 (86-for-338, 8HR), RH .299 (92-for-308, 14HR)...on 3/30 in the season opener vs. the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Tokyo Dome, recorded the loss in an 8-3 Devil Rays' win...it was the seventh Opening-Day start of his career and he fell to 3-3...Won his 200th Major-League game on 4/12 vs. the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium in a 5-4 Yankees' victory...became the 100th pitcher in Major-League history to record 200 victories and the 76th right-handed pitcher...he also became the 34th pitcher to record 200 or more career wins in the American League...it was his fifth attempt at win #200...on 5/14 vs. Seattle, recorded his third straight victory-and his sixth straight vs. the Mariners-in a 9-5 Yankees' win...in the win, he did not record a strikeout for the first time since 9/7/97 (with Baltimore) at New York (3.0IP, 0K), a span of 203 starts...it was the first time he has not recorded a strikeout in an outing of at least six innings since 7/28/94 (with Baltimore) vs. Cleveland (6.1IP, 0K), a span of 303 starts...he had last started and won a game in which he did not record a strikeout on 4/24/03 in a 6-5 win at Kansas City (8.1IP, 0K)...On 6/6 vs. Texas, recorded his sixth straight victory in a 2-1 Yankees' win (10K)...was the 37th time in his career that he has recorded 10 or more strikeouts and the first time since 5/7/03 at Seattle (when he fanned 12)...on 6/11 vs. San Diego-in the 400th start and 400th appearance of his Major-League career-was removed from the game after 3.0 innings with tightness in his right groin...on 6/22 at Baltimore, recorded his seventh consecutive victory in a 10-4 Yankees' win...missed previous scheduled start with tightness in his right groin...is now 9-2 in 13 career starts with eight or more days of rest...won eight straight games from 5/2-6/27-tying a career high...also won eight straight decisions with Baltimore from 6/23-8/2/95 and from 4/11-6/9/97...on 7/6 vs. Detroit-in his ninth career start on three days rest and his first since 5/21/02 vs. Toronto-recorded his second straight loss in a 9-1 Tigers' win (6.0IP, 9H, 7R, 7ER, 1BB, 8K, 2HR)....is now 3-4, 4.76 (9GS, 58.2IP, 31ER) on three days rest...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list from 7/16 (retroactive to 7/7) to 8/18 with right-elbow stiffness and missed 36 games...made one rehab start for Triple-A Columbus on 8/11 vs. Indianapolis, pitching 3.0 scoreless innings (2H, 5K)...was his first trip to the D.L. since 5/15-6/9/98 with a fractured nose and laceration to the right eye...was reinstated from the 15-day D.L. on 8/18 and started that night at Minnesota, allowing 5H and 4ER in 4.0IP (2BB, 2K) to record the loss in a 7-0 Twins' victory...on 9/4 vs. Baltimore, recorded his fifth straight loss-establishing the longest such streak of his career-in a 7-0 Orioles' win...had previously lost four straight decisions two times in his career...had 326 career decisions before his fifth straight loss...in Major-League history, only five pitchers have started their careers with more decisions than Mussina without a five game losing streak: Tom Seaver (516), Lefty Grove (441), Clark Griffith (381), Whitey Ford (342) and Bob Lemon (335)...on 9/14 at Kansas City, recorded his second straight victory, combining with Tom Gordon on a three-hit, 4-0 shutout (8.0IP, 3H, 0R, 1BB, 11K)...Recorded a single-game season-high 11 strikeouts, his second 10-plus-strikeout game of the season and the 38th of his career...in his final six starts of the season-all in the month of September--was 3-1 with a 2.14 ERA (42.0IP, 33H, 10ER, 10BB, 42K)...was 1-1 with a 3.66 ERA in three postseason games...earned the win in Game One of the ALCS vs. Boston, retiring the first 19 Red Sox batters' before Mark Bellhorn's one-out double in the seventh. 2003 In yet another Mussina-like season, went 17-8 with a 3.40 ERA in 31GS...the Yankees were 19-10-1 in games he started...ranked third in the A.L. with 8.2 strikeouts per 9.0IP, fourth with 195 strikeouts and 1.7 walks per 9.0IP, tied for fifth with his 17 wins, sixth with a .238 opponents batting average against, eighth with his 3.40 ERA, and ninth with 214.2IP...opponents batted .238 (192-for-807, 21HR); LH .230 (96-for-418, 10HR), RH .247 (96-for-389, 11HR)...with 214.2IP, is the only pitcher in the Major Leagues to throw at least 200 innings in each of his last nine seasons (1995-2003)...has made at least 29 starts in each of the last nine seasons...won his first seven games of the season and won nine straight regular-season starts (dating back to 2002), the longest winning streak of his career...he previously won eight straight games three times (in 1995, 1997, and 2001-02)...was the first Yankee to win his first seven starts in a season since Bob Turley in 1958...Was also the first pitcher in the Major Leagues to win his first seven starts in a season since Randy Johnson in 2000 and the first American Leaguer since Baltimore teammate Ben McDonald in 1994...failed to become the first Yankee to win his first eight starts since Eddie Lopat in 1951...struck out a season-high 12 batters without walking a batter on 5/7 at Seattle, allowing 2ER and 5H in 8.0 IP to earn the win...in 5/18 loss vs. Texas, struck out Hank Blalock (leading off the fourth inning) to become the 60th Major-Leaguer to record 2,000 strikeouts...on 6/10 vs. Houston-in his first career start vs. the Astros-recorded the victory, snapping a four-game losing streak, in a 5-2 Yankees' win...had lost four straight games only one other time in his career (also 5/4 - 5/20/00 with Baltimore)...with 296 decisions, only three pitchers in the expansion era (since 1961) have started their career with more decisions without a five-game losing streak: Tom Seaver (526), Dwight Gooden (306) and Jack Morris (299)...Did not allow a first-inning run in 18 consecutive starts from 9/29/02-7/1/03, the longest such streak by a Yankee since Dennis Rasmussen went 21 straight starts without allowing a first-inning run in 1984...on 8/17 at Baltimore, recorded his first shutout of the season-the 21st of his career-in an 8-0 Yankees' win...prior to his shutout at Baltimore, tossed 8.0 scoreless innings-allowing only four hits-in a 6-0 win at Kansas City on 8/12...was named American-League "Player of the Week" for the week of 8/11-17, the third weekly award of his career...was 1-3 with a 3.38 ERA in five postseason appearances (four games started)...made his first career relief appearance coming after 400 career starts (386 in the regular season/14 in the postseason) in Game Seven of the ALCS vs. Boston on 10/14...threw three shutout innings (2H, 0BB, 3K)in the Yankees' come-from-behind League-Championship clinching win...won his first World Series game on 10/21 in Game Three at Florida (7.0IP, 7H, 1ER, 1BB, 9K), snapping a personal four-game post-season losing streak. 2002 Proved again to be a durable front-of-the-rotaion starter, going 18-10 with a 4.05 ERA in 33GS...the Yankees were 21-12 in games he started...opponents batted .252 (202-for-803, 27HR); LH .255 (110-for-432, 15HR), RH .248 (92-for-371, 12HR)...with 215.2IP, has thrown at least 200 innings in each of his last eight seasons (1995-2001), becoming the only pitcher in the Majors to accomplish the feat...his 160 wins over the last 10 seasons (1993-2002) are fourth most in the Majors during that span (behind only Greg Maddux, 178; Randy Johnson, 175; and Tom Glavine, 169)...teammates Roger Clemens (141) and David Wells (138) are sixth and seventh respectively...was tied with Oakland's Barry Zito for third in the A.L. with 182 strikeouts, behind only Boston's Pedro Martinez, 239; and teammate Roger Clemens, 192...has made at least 29 starts in each of the last eight seasons...on 7/31 at Texas, recorded the loss in a 17-6 Rangers' win (3.0IP, 11H, 7R, 7ER, 0BB, 1K, 2HR, 63 ptch)...was his shortest outing since 7/12/01 at Florida when he went 2.0IP (10H, 8ER) in a 9-3 loss...tied the Major-League record for most doubles allowed in a single inning (six) in the second (also done by Boston's Lefty Grove on 6/9/34 vs. Washington, and Montreal's Dustin Hermanson on 7/22/99 vs. the New York Mets)...on 8/6 vs. Kansas City, recorded his second straight lossballowing a career-high 14 hitsb in a 6-2 Royals' win (7.0IP, 14H, 5ER, 0BB, 3K, 133 ptch)...tied a career high with 6BB (fourth time) on 9/2 vs. Boston, allowing 7H and 4ER in 6.2IP to suffer the loss...tossed two-hit complete-game shutoutbhis second of the season, fifth as a Yankee and 20th of his careerbon 9/24 vs. Tampa Bay...struck out a season-high 12 batters, the 35th 10-strikeout game of his careerb&did not allow an earned run in his last 27.0IP of the season, spanning four starts...in his final seven starts of the season (from 8/28), was 3-3 with a 1.22 ERA (51.2IP, 31H, 7ER, 15BB, 55K)...started Game Three of the Division Series at Anaheim, allowing 4ER and 6H in 4.0IP before being removed from the game after four innings with muscle tightness in his right groin...received a no decision in the Yankees' eventual 8-6 loss. 2001 In his first season in Pinstripes continued to cement his name as one of the game's premier pitchers, going 17- 11 with a 3.15 ERA in 34 GS while earning his fifth Gold Glove Award and finishing fifth in the American League Cy Young Award voting...the Yankees were 20-14 in games he started...opponents batted .237 (202-for-852, 20 HR); LH .240 (101- for-421, 10 HR), RH .234 (101-for-431, 10 HR)...his four complete games were the most by a Yankees' starter since David Wells recorded eight in 1998...started nine games this season in which he did not allow an earned run, the most in the AL (St. Louis' Matt Morris led the Majors with 10)...pitched seven games in which he pitched at least seven innings and did not allow a run, tying him with John Burkett, Randy Johnson and Matt Morris for most such starts in the Majors this year...the last Yankee to have seven such starts in one season was Tommy John in 1980...along with Clemens became the first pair of Yankee teammates to record 200 or more strikeouts in the same season since Jack Chesbro (239) and Jack Powell (202) in 1904...his 214 strikeouts in 2001 rank sixth on the Yankees' alltime single-season strikeout list (Clemens' 213 K in 2001 rank seventh)...recorded his 150th career victory on 5/6 in first appearance ever vs. Baltimore at Camden Yards (7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K)...recorded back-toback 10-plus strikeout games on 5/24 (vs. Boston) and 5/30 (at Boston) for the third time in his career (also on 8/23 and 8/28/97 and on 7/10 and 7/16/99 with Baltimore)...on 7/12 at Florida, was removed after 2.0 innings plus five batters in recording the loss...was his shortest outing since 9/19/96 at New York (also 2.0 IP)...had won four straight starts, his first four-game win streak since 5/25- 6/16/00 with Baltimore...on 9/2 vs. the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park came within one out of recording only the 16th perfect game in Major-League history, winning his second straight start in a 1-0 Yankees' victory (9.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 13 K, 115 ptch)...the nearperfect gamebbroken up by a two-out, pinch-hit single by Carl Everett in the bottom of the ninthbwas his fourth career one-hitter and also marked the fourth time in his career that he has taken a no-hitter into the eighth inning, the most of any active pitcher who has never thrown a no- hitter...it was also the second 1-0, completegame victory of his career...the 1-0 complete-game win was the first by a Yankee at Fenway since Stan Bahnsen tossed a three-hitter on 8/1/68...the one-hitter was the 57th in Yankee history and first since Andy Pettitte, Brian Boehringer, Mariano Rivera and Jeff Nelson combined to limit the Tigers to one single on 9/26/97 at Detroit (the last complete-game one-hitter was tossed by Jimmy Key on 4/27/93 at California)...was named the AL Playerof- the-Week for 8/27-9/2...recorded wins in both of his starts during the week and did not allow a run in 17.0 IP, surrendering only seven hits and two walks while striking out 19...it was the second time this season he was honored as AL Player-of-the-Week (shared the award with Toronto's Raul Mondesi on 4/30-5/6)...did not allow an earned run in six of his last nine starts of the season, going 6- 1 with a 1.31 ERA (62.0 IP, 36 H, 9 ER, 13 BB, 66 K)...also allowed one run or less in six of his last seven starts, allowing 6 ER in 49.0 IP (1.10 ERA)...made four starts for the Yankees in the post season, going 2-1 with a 2.63 ERA...made his first post-season start with the Yankees' in a must-win Game Three of the Division Series at Oakland, trailing two games to none...threw seven shutout innings allowing 4 H to earn the win in a Yankees' dramatic 1-0 victory...had his 18.0 inning post-season scoreless streak snapped in the fourth inning of Game Two of the ALCS at Seattle...lost his only game of the '01 post season in Game One of the World Series at Arizona, allowing 5 R (3 ER) in 3.0 IP. 2000 Despite his very first losing season since going 4-5 in his rookie campaign in 1991, continued to be regarded as one of baseball's finest pitchers...was 11-15 with a 3.79 ERA in 34 games started, leading the American League with 237.2 IP and finishing third with his 3.79 ERA...along with teammate Andy Pettitte has a career .645 winning percentage and trails only Pedro Martinez (.691), Randy Johnson (.653) and Roger Clemens (.647) for highest winning percentage among active pitchers with 100 or more victories...also ranks seventh in Major-Leaguehistory with a .637 career road winning percentage (100 or more decisions, careers starting 1900 or after)...pitched 7.0 or more innings in 23 of 34 starts and was tied with Sidney Ponson for third in American League with 6 CG...finished third in the A.L. with 210 strikeouts and was the second highest single-season strikeout total in Ori-oles& quot; history (behind his own personal record of 218 in 1997)...owns three of the four 200+ strikeout seasons in fran-chise history (Mussina struck out 204 in 1996, Dave McNally struck out 202 in 1968)...received the lowest run support in the league, at 3.71 runs per nine innings...issued just 7 BB in his last 10 starts...finished third in the A.L. in fewest walks per 9.0 IP (1.74), third in K/BB ratio (4.57) and sixth in strikeouts per 9.0 IP (7.95)...al-lowed the second fewest baserunners per 9.0 IP among A.L. pitchers (10.8), behind only Pedro Martinez...ranked eighth in the A.L., holding opponents to a .255 average (236-for-924)...ranked third in the league, holding lefties to a .223 average (90-for-404)...his 2.90 ERA at Camden Yards was the second best home ERA in the A.L. behind only Pedro Martinez' 1.84 ERA...averaged 107.59 pitches per start, third most in the league behind Texas' Rick Helling (108.31) and Clevelands' Bartolo Colon (107.97)...was also second in the league with his 15 losses and tied for third in starts with 34...is the Orioles all-time leader in 10 strikeout games with 26 (Jim Palmer is second with 11 10K games)...recorded 15 strikeouts in a game to establish a Baltimore franchise regular-season record (had 15 K in Game Three of the 1997 ALCS at Cleveland)...recorded 15K in a complete-game, one-hit shutout vs. Minnesota on 8/1...was his third career one-hitter and 15th shutout...also had 15K in his next-to- last-start on 9/24 at Boston in only 7.0IP...Mussina had previously struck out 14 in a regular season game to share the Orioles record with Bob Turley, Connie Johnson, and Mike Boddicker...matched Kim Palmer's club record with his sixth Opening Day start on 4/3 vs. Cleveland, and in the process passed Dennis Martinez for sixth place on the Orioles' all-time innings pitched list...went winless in his first five starts, the first timehe had not won in a span of five consecutive outings since 8/13-9/7/97...lost a career high four straight starts from 5/4-20...allowed a season-high 4 HR in a 5/9 vs. Toronto (7.0IP, 12H, 5ER, 0BB, 6K)...allowed 14 home runs in his first 10 starts but only 14 round trippers in his final 24 starts...in a 8/21 victory vs. Kansas City, passed Mike Cueller for third place on the Orioles' all-time win list with 144. 1999 Was 18-7 with a 3.50 ERA in 31 starts...won 18 games for the second time in his career (has won 19 games twice)....tied for 2nd in American League in wins with Cleveland's Bartolo Colon and Texas' Aaron Sele...was 3rd in A.L. with a 3.50 ERA, 3rd with a .720 winning percentage and 6th in strikeouts with 172....his 18-7 record improved his career mark to 136-66...His .673 career winning percentage is the highest in baseball history among right-handed pitchers with at least 200 career decisions and third all-time behind only left-handed Hall of Famers Whitey Ford (236-106, .690) and Lefty Grove (300-141, .680)...finished second to Boston's Pedro Martinez in AL Cy Young Award voting, his highest finish ever (finished fourth in 1994, 5th in '95 & '96 and sixth in 1997)...allowed only 4 of 9 runners to steal successfully, tied for the league's best percentage (44.4) with Kansas City's Jose Rosado...also was among the AL leaders in strikeouts per 9IP (6th, 7.61), walks per 9IP (5th, 2.30), hits per IP (10th, 1.02) and K/BB ratio (3rd, 3.31)...had AL's 2nd best mark in Baseball Digest's Power Proficiency Ratings, which rates pitchers with the largest margin of K/9IP to BB/9IP...at 5.31, trailed only Pedro Martinez's 11.64 among AL hurlers...Texas' Aaron Sele, 3rd at 5.10, was only other AL starter over 5.00...allowed only 11.5 baserunners per 9IP, 3rd best in the league, and had the 4th best ERA at home (3.22) and 5th best ERA on the road (3.71)...op- ponents batted .228 (42-184) off him with runners in scoring position, sixth lowest in the league...pitched at least 7.0 innings in 18 of his 31 starts and had 17 "Quality Starts"...n his last 17 starts, did not walk more than two batters in a game and his K/BB ratio was 5.14 (113K, 22BB) in 106 IP...struck out a season-high 12 batters at Philadelphia in 7.0 innings on 7/10 and on the season had four games with at least 10 strikeouts...in his career, he has struck out 10 or more batters an Oriole-record 20 times during the regular season...missed 4 starts after he was struck on the right deltoid by a line drive off the bat of Chicago's Brook Fordyce on 8/22 at Camden Yards...left after three shut-out innings in a game the Orioles went on to win, 9-4...returned to rotation on 9/14 and went 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA in his final four starts, finishing the season with 13 scoreless innings...suffered losses in three of his four complete game efforts...his only 9.0 inning CGs came in back-to-back outings, 6/18 at Chicago and 6/24 vs. Boston...Chicago game marked his only winning CG...lost three straight starts, 6/27-8/6, for the first time in his career...it was only the fourth time in his career he has lost three straight decisions...allowed a career-high 10 ER on 4/21 at Tampa Bay in 3.2IP...earned his 4th straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award...had a .984 fielding percentage, committing one error in 61 total chances...On 6/2 at Seattle, he was charged with his first error since 8/7/ 95, a span of 120 starts between E's...was named to the A.L. All- Star team for the fifth time in his career and pitched one shutout inning in the game, striking out Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire back-to-back with runners on two runners on...on 6/13 at Atlanta, became the first Orioles pitcher to collect 3 RBI in a game since Dave McNally on 8/9/72 and the first Oriole hurler to bat five times in a game since Jim Palmer on 7/3/72...O's won game, 22-1. 1998 Suffered through two stints on the disabled list but still reached the teens in victories for the 7th straight season...was 13- 10 with a 3.49 ERA in 29 starts...captured his third Rawlings Gold Glove Award...compiled a 1.000 fielding percentage, fielding all 50 of his chances flawlessly...in Baseball America's annual "Tools of the Trade" poll, was named as having the third Best curveball and third best change-up in the American League...was among the league leaders in a number of categories: Strikeout/Walk Ratio (2nd, 4.27); BB Allowed Per 9IP (4th, 1.79); On-Base Pct. Allowed (4th, .283); Fewest Baserunners Per 9IP (4th, 10.2); Shutouts (T5th, 2); ERA (6th, 3.49); Ks Per 9IP (6th, 7.63); ERA On the Road (T6th, 3.36); Slugging Pct. Allowed (7th, .383); BA Against LH Hitters (8th, .246); Strikeouts (8th, 175); Hits/IP (8th, 0.92); Batting Average Against (8th, .242)...notched his 1,000th career strikeout on 4/11 at Detroit (Bip Roberts)...on the year, struck out 10 or more batters in a game seven times...left game on 4/16 vs. Chicago when a wart on his right index finger split open...following the game he underwent cryotherapy, a procedure in which liquid nitrogen is sprayed on the wart...the procedure was performed by Dr. Mark Lowitt at University of Maryland Hospital...was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 4/17 and activated on 5/3...tossed his 13th career shutout, 5/9 at Tampa Bay, blanking the Devil Rays, 7-0...on 5/14 vs. Cleveland, he was struck above the right eye by a line drive off the bat of Sandy Alomar, Jr. with one out in the 6th inning...suffered laceration over his right eye and a displaced nose fracture and was placed on 15-day DL on 5/18, retroactive to 5/15...was activated from DL on 6/6 and that day allowed 8ER in 4.2 innings against Atlanta, but recorded 10 strikeouts...on 8/4 vs. Detroit, he had a perfect game with two outs in the 8th inning...after retiring first 23 Tiger batters, he allowed a double to Frank Catalanotto...Moose finished the game with a 2-hit, 4-0 shutout, his 14th career shutout. 1997 Went 15-8 with a 3.20 ERA in 33 starts...surpassed the 200-innings pitched mark for the third straight season and fourth time in his career...due to a calcium deposit in his right elbow, did not start on Opening Day for the first time since '93...finished the season with 218 strikeouts, fourth most in the league...the 218 Ks set a new Orioles single season record, breaking his own mark of 204 set in '96...five of the pen's 10 blown saves on the season came in games that Mussina left with the lead...Mike was among the league leaders in a host of categories: sixth in ERA (3.20); fourth in strikeouts (218); sixth in BA against (.234); third in On-Base Pct. Allowed (.282); sixth in Hits/IP Ratio (.88, 197 in 224.2)...captured his second straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award, compiling a perfect 1.000 fielding pct., joining seven other AL pitchers with flawless fielding percentages...on 5/8 at Camden Yards, defeated Randy Johnson and the Mariners, 13-3...the win ended Johnson's 16-game winning streak, one shy of the major league record...on 5/30 at Oriole Park, Mussina retired the first 25 batters he faced before losing a perfect game bid with one out in the 9th with a single by Sandy Alomar...after the single he struck out the final two hitters in the game for his second career 1-hitter...It was the 10th time that an Orioles pitcher lost a no-hitter in the 9th inning and the first since Eric Bell in '87...On 6/25 at Milwaukee, Mike had a no-hitter through 7.0 innings before Jose Valentin opened the bottom of the 8th with a single...was named to the American League All-Star Team for the 4th time in his career but did not appear in the game played in Cleveland on 7/8...his single off Atlanta's John Smoltz on 6/14 at Atlanta made him the first Orioles pitcher to collect a hit in a regular season game since Roric Harrison homered at Cleveland on 10/3/72 on the final day of the season in the last year before the designated hitter rule was instituted...Tim Stoddard singled in Game 4 of the 1979 World Series...defeated the Phillies on 6/30 in Baltimore for his 100th career win...the win gave him a 100-43 career mark, the eigjth fewest losses at 100 wins in history...also became the fourth youngest Oriole to reach 100 wins (28 years, 6 months, 22 days)...on 7/5 at Detroit he matched his career-high and the Orioles club record with 14 strikeouts...it was the fifth time that an Orioles pitcher struck out 14 in a game, the second time for Mussina...in the AL Division Series vs Seattle, Mike went 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA, defeating Mariners ace Randy Johnson in Game 1 and again in the clinching Game 4...in two ALCS starts vs Cleveland, he did not receive a decision despite allowing just one earned run in 15.0 innings, including 4 walks and 25K's..in Game 3 at Jacobs Field, he struck out 15 batters in 7.0 innings...the 15 K's set an LCS record for most K's in a game, later tied in the NLCS by Florida's Livan Hernandez, and the total was two shy of Bob Gibson's single game post season mark of 17 set in '68 WS...in Game 3, he tied Curt Shilling's '93 LCS record with five consecutive strikeouts...in addition, his 31 strikeouts in his three post-season starts shattered Dave McNally's club record for strikeouts in a single post season...McNally struck out 24 in the '69 post season. 1996 Matched his career-high by winning 19 games for the second straight season, going 19-11 with a 4.81 ERA in 36 starts...Mussina made four attempts in his effort to become the Orioles first 20-game winner since Mike Boddicker in 1984...18 of his 36 starts on the year resulted in "Quality Starts" (6.0 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER)...on 5/9 vs. Seattle he yielded a career-high 13 hits...on 7/26 he lost a third straight decision for the first time in his career...captured his first career Rawlings Gold Glove award for defensive excellence...in the annual Baseball America "Tools of the Trade" poll, Mike was tabbed as having baseball's "Best Changeup", & quot;Best Control" and was the overall "Best Pitcher"...placed 5th in the BBWAA Cy Young Award balloting with one second place and two third place votes for a total of five points...finished behind Pat Hentgen, Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera and Charles Nagy...the 19-game winner received the second best Run Support Per 9IP in the American League at 6.84 (243.1IP, 185R), trailing only Boston's Tom Gordon at 7.34. 1995 The Orioles ace tied Greg Maddux for the major league lead with a career-high 19 victories, going 19-9 with a 3.29 ERA...left-handed hitters batted just .210 (102-486) against Mussina, the best average against left-handers in the league...in addition, he averaged 3.16 strikeouts for every walk allowed, the 2nd best K/BB ratio in the league, second only to Seattle's Johnson and his On- Base Percentage Allowed was .270, second lowest to Johnson's .266...on the year, opposing baserunners stole four bases with Mussina on the hill but were caught stealing six times...the 40% success rate was the third lowest among A.L. pitchers...through his first 11 starts of the year he was 5-5 with a 5.13 ERA (66.2IP, 61H, 38ER) and 15 HR allowed...over his final 21 starts he was 14-4 with a 2.50 ERA (155IP, 126H, 43ER) and 9 HR allowed...compiled a career- best eight-game winning streak over nine starts, 6/23-8/2...had a string of 24.0 consecutive innings without a walk spanning from 4/ 26-5/18...with runners in scoring position in '95 held opponents to a .212 average (31-146) and with runners in scoring position and two out he limited batters to a .208 average (16-77)...with runners on base, his .230 (62-270) average against was 7th best in baseball...put together a string of 26.0 consecutive scoreless innings, 9/ 21-10/1 as he ended the season with three straight CG victories...it was the second longest consecutive scoreless innings string in the league behind Kenny Rogers' 39.0...named at the right-handed pitcher on The Sporting News A.L. All-Star Team and the right-hander on the USA Today Baseball Weekly American League "Best of '95& quot;...finished 5th in the American League Cy Young balloting behind Randy Johnson, Jose Mesa, Tim Wakefield and David Cone. 1994 Was 16-5 with a 3.06 ERA in 24 starts...finished in a four-way, second-place tie for most wins in the majors (16), behind the Yankees' Jimmy Key (17), along with David Cone, Ken Hill and Greg Maddux...he and Ben McDonald combined for 30 wins in the abbreviated season, most by a pair of major league teammates...tied the Orioles record for most wins at the All-Star break with 13...Jim Palmer, Dave McNally and Mike Cuellar each did it twice...threw five home run balls on 7/1 vs California to join Jim Palmer in the Orioles record books...on the road, Mike was 8-1 with a league best 2.04 ERA...only 7 of 13 baserunners attempting to steal were successful against him...Became the first Oriole ever to be chosen for the All- Star team in each of his first three full seasons. 1993 Went 14-6 with a 4.46 ERA in 25 starts...reached 36 major league wins in 69 games; only two pitchers have reached 36 wins with the Orioles in less time and neither were original Orioles...Mike Cuellar had 36 wins in his first 63 games with the Birds in '69-'70 after coming over to the Orioles from Houston prior to the '69 season...Steve Stone earned 36 wins in 68 games with the Orioles in '79- '80 after coming over to the Orioles from the White Sox prior to the '79 season...was one of only three active pitchers to go eight games over .500 in each of his first two full seasons in the majors, joining Dwight Gooden and Mike Boddicker...worked five or more innings 48 out of his first 50 major league starts...no pitcher in Orioles history had ever done accomplished that feat...finished with the seventh best winning percentage in the A.L. (14-6, .700)...missed six weeks during the season with a sore right shoulder and lower back pain...was on the disabled list from 6/22-8/19 with the shoulder 8/ 20 before the return of soreness in his shoulder and back sidelined him in mid-September...on 5/16 at Detroit tied a club record with 14 strikeouts, a mark that was last accomplished in a regular season game more than 35 years ago (Connie Johnson, 9/2/57 vs. NY). 1992 Finished 4th in the AL Cy Young voting, going 18-5 with a 2.54 ERA in 32 starts...his .783 winning percentage led the majors and was fourth best in club history behind Dave McNally (.808, 21-5 in 1971); Jim Palmer (.800, 16-4, in 1969) and Wally Bunker (.792, 19-5 in 1964)...at 23, became the O's youngest 18-game winner since 19-year-old Wally Bunker won 19 games in 1964...the only other Orioles to win that many games at a younger age are Steve Barber and Chuck Estrada, who both won 18 games as 22-year-olds in '61 and '60 respectively...his 2.54 ERA was third best in the A.L. and the lowest by an Oriole (excluding abbreviated '81 season) since Jim Palmer in '78 (2.46)...the last time an A.L. pitcher Mike's age or younger posted an ERA that low was in '76 when Mark Fidrych (2.34) and Frank Tanana (2.43) did it at 22 and 23 respectively...led the O's in innings pitched (241.0) and was eighth in the A.L....his IP total was the most by an Oriole since Mike Boddicker's 261.0 in '84...Allowed two runs or less in 20 of 32 starts and one run or less 14 times...began the season 5-0 and finished the year with a seven-game win streak over his last nine starts...in his first start after the All-Star break, 7/17 at Texas, pitched the 29th one-hitter in club history, winning 8-0 with 10 strikeouts over 20-game winner Kevin Brown...Kevin Reimer broke up the no-hit bid with a one-out double in the fifth...at 23 years-8 months became the youngest Oriole pitcher to make the All-Star team since Chuck Estrada (22) in '60. 1991 Split the season between Triple-A Rochester and the Majors...went 4- 5 with a 2.88 ERA in 12 starts with the Orioles...joined the Orioles on 7/31 and became the O's most effective starter over the fianl two months of the season...finished with the lowest ERA (2.87) among the 29 Major-League rookies with 10 or more starts...posted the A.L.'s second best ERA after 9/1 (1.66), behind only Oakland's Mike Moore (1.46)... After 9/1, Mussina allowed 2tworuns or less in all six starts, but was only 2-1...fanned 10 batters in his first ML win, 10-2, at home over Texas on 8/14...lost 1-0 in his Major League debut on 8/4 at Chicago (7.2IP, 4H, 1ER, 4BB, 1K) on a homer by Frank Thomas...when promoted from Triple-A Rochester on 7/ 31, was tied for the International League lead in wins (10), 2nd in ERA (2.87) and 2nd in strikeouts (107)...was the winner of the first Palmer Prize as the top pitcher in the O's minor league system. 1990 Signed with the Orioles on 7/2 after he was taken in the first round in the draft...made his official debut 7/19 for Double-A Hagerstown vs. Canton-Akron...worked 4.0 scoreless innings pitching against Cleveland's John Farrell, who was on a rehab assignment...in 11 pro starts that season, including two in post-season for Rochester, he allowed more than 2ER only once...walked only eight batters in his last 63.1 innings, none in 14.2 post-season innings for Rochester...earned his first pro win on 7/31, when he beat New Britain, 7-0, with 7 shutout innings while pitching for Hagerstown...Ii his last 5 regular season starts (3 at Double-A and 2 at Triple-A), he allowed only 3ER in 36.2 innings.