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Cy Young Award

At Hall of Fame tour, former Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina still soaking in 'surprise' election

At Hall of Fame tour, former Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina still soaking in 'surprise' election

Two months after he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Mike Mussina still had a hard time believing his good fortune.

“Gratifying is a good word,” Mussina said Thursday after touring baseball's shrine to prepare for his July induction. “I'm an example of someone that didn't win a ton of individual awards, I never won a World Series, and I never won 20 games in one season as a starter until the very last season.

“There's a lot of players out there who are going to play their careers similar to mine, so it's an example of the fact that you don't have to win five Cy Young Awards and strike out 4,000 people as a pitcher to be able to be thought of as one of the best that...

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