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A historic achievement for the Moose

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 24, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Baseball Reference.com Stat of the Day is an interesting one.

Mike Mussina is the first AL right-hander to win 19+ games at the age of 39 since Early Wynn went 22-10 for the 1959 White Sox. Back in those days, when men were men, he threw 255.2 innings over 37 starts.

The only other AL right-hander of that age to win 19 games was some dude named Cy Young who did it three times from 1907-09.

Can you imagine that if in April I wrote that that the Yankees would be eliminated on Sept. 23 and the only drama would be whether Mike Mussina could win 20 games? They would have locked me up. Maybe I should get locked up anyway. I’m just saying.

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