LIVE YANKEE IN-GAME CHAT: TONIGHT AT 5

LIVE YANKEE IN-GAME CHAT: TONIGHT AT 5

Friday, January 6, 2017

Mussina v. Schilling, which should make the Hall?

There's talk that poor, unappreciated Curt Schilling will be snubbed for Cooperstown because of his right-wing political beliefs, and a few casual, hilarious retweets about hanging journalists from trees. Comparatively, Mike Mussina's case for the Hall seems to be getting overlooked. Let's compare the two careers...

WINS: Mussina 270, Schilling 216

WON-LOSS %: Mussina: .638, Schilling: .587
ERA: Mussina 3.68, Schilling 3.46.
INNINGS: Mussina 3,562, Schilling 3,261
STRIKEOUTS: Mussina 2,813,
Schilling 3,116

SHUTOUTS: Mussina 23, Schilling 20
GOLD GLOVES: Mussina 7, Schilling 0
WINS ABOVE REPLACEMENT*: Mussina 83.0, Schilling 80.7 
WIN PROBABILITY ADDED*: Mussina 40.6, Schilling 35.2 
ERA v. YANKEES: Mussina 3.38, Schilling 4.71
POST-SEASON: Mussina 7-8, 3.42, Schilling 11-2, 2,23

*I have no idea how this is computed, but it's supposed to be relevant.
VERDICT:
I cannot rip Hall of Fame voters for the hypocrisy of their excluding Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens on ethical grounds, and then self-righteously argue that Schilling should be denied because he is an ignorant gasbag. He is certainly not on the same plane as Bonds or Clemens, but there is a case to be made on his behalf.

But, but, BUT... If Schilling gets in, Mussina had better get in, too.

5 comments:

Local Bargain Jerk said...


Every time Schilling tweets on this subject, every reader of IIH needs to reply to the tweet with a link to this post.

For example:

    Mike Mussina, who has better numbers, is also not in the HOF. #PutACorkInItCurt #GasBag


I'm Bill White said...

This was one of the best games that I watched in downtown Syracuse.

Mussina belongs in the Hall.

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/03/sports/baseball-mussina-misses-yankees-4th-perfect-game-by-one-pitch.html

John M said...

That was an amazing game, Mr. White.

LBJ, that is an amazing tweet reply.

I have an amazingly bad hangover.

KD said...

anyone recall the post season game agianst the redsocks when Moose came in as a relief pitcher, stemmed the bleeding, and we eventually won? It's visible in my brain through the fog but I can't recall much else. All I remember was how awesome and sly Moose was. and his last season where all the regulars played in a meaningless game just to get Moose win number 20, the only 20 win season in his career.

what a great teammate he was. No bullshit. If Moose had ever had a bloody sock, that would have been REAL blood there, folks.

MOOSE FOR THE HALL!!

Anonymous said...

KD,

That was Game 7 of the 2003 ALDS -- the Aaron Boone game.