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Mazel Tov Moose!

JerseySenior Analyst ISeptember 29, 2008

Michael Cole Mussina could never achieve glory. He's reached the World Series more than once, but never won. He's taken two perfect games into the ninth inning, but couldn't finish either one. He's knocking on the door of 300 wins, but it's going to be tough to get there at his age. And he's never reached 20 wins in a season.

Until now.

I've always said that wins are a lousy way to measure a pitcher's success. True, there many more indicative stats to look at, including ERA, WHIP, and strikeouts. You can win without pitching well, and you can pitch well without getting a win. But the fact is, better pitchers somehow find ways to rack up wins, and twenty wins in a year is a proud achievement.

Mussina has had a great career, with solid numbers across every statistical category. And now, for the first time ever, he's reached the promised land. A no-hitter might have been nice, and a championship would have been better, but I think Moose will take his twenty wins with a huge smile. It's a tough thing to do, and he's finally done it. A proud day for him and his family.

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