Elections

Former Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Mike Mussina, the right-handed pitcher who anchored the Orioles rotation in the 1990s and remains the last homegrown ace the franchise developed, will join Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay and Edgar Martínez in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019.

Mussina's election, which came on the annual balloting of vested members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, came on his sixth of 10 possible years on the ballot, and by a narrow margin. A 75 percent vote threshold is required for election to the Hall of Fame, in this case 319 votes out of the 425 ballots cast. Mussina ended up earning 76.7 percent of the...

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