Former Orioles ace Mike Mussina continued to move closer to the 75 percent voting threshold needed to earn election to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He received 51.8 percent in his fourth year on the ballot.
Mussina garnered 30 more votes than last year, when he received just 43 percent. That’s a pretty dramatic increase over one year.
He now ranks sixth among those who will return to the ballot in 2018, trailing Trevor Hoffman (74 percent), Vladimir Guerrero (71.7), Edgar Martinez (58.6), Roger Clemens (54.1) and Barry Bonds (53.8).
If Martinez continues to trend upward approaching his final two seasons on the ballot, much like Tim Raines did, all five of the players ahead...