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Schmuck: Former Orioles ace Mike Mussina always had that Hall of Fame look about him

Schmuck: Former Orioles ace Mike Mussina always had that Hall of Fame look about him

Former Orioles pitcher Rick Sutcliffe didn’t need a quarter of a century to figure out that Mike Mussina was a Hall of Famer. He just had to wait around like everybody else until it became official Tuesday night.

“He’s a Hall of Famer,” Sutcliffe said in a telephone interview just minutes before the announcement that Mussina would be among six players who will be inducted in Cooperstown, N.Y., in July. “I knew that when I left Baltimore in ’93. I played with a lot of them. I’ve seen a lot of Hall of Famers, and I knew that when I left in ’93.”

Sutcliffe could see signs of it when he joined the Orioles for the 1992 season. He was lured here by then-manager Johnny Oates, who...

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