July 21, 2019 06:51 PM
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (WHEC) — In a career that spanned nearly 20 years in the majors, Mike Mussina was known to have a serious demeanor and at times speak with a monotone tenor.
However, in his induction speech, he cracked jokes with a flair for self-deprecation.
The thousands of fans who flooded Cooperstown were treated to a video introduction from former Yankees manager Joe Torre about Mussina. His hall of fame plaque has no team logo on the hat in respect to his time with both the Orioles and the Yankees.
During his speech, Mussina made a point to reflect on his journey to Cooperstown in relation to many of his career statistics.
"I was never fortunate enough to win a Cy Young award or be a World Series champion," reflected Mussina. "I didn't win 300 games or strike out 3000 batters. But while my opportunities for those achievements are in the past, today I get to become a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame."
Created: July 21, 2019 06:51 PM
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