Mussina says Goodbye to the Bronx Bombers and the MLB
Posted by Philip Saponara on November 19, 2008
Mike Mussina retires at the age of 39 years old. Although the Yankee’s management knew that this day would come it comes to be a shellshock for many fans and players that work around Mussina. Mussina who has become close with many Yankee players told the office in New York that he would be deciding whether to retire this season or the next, sources say he spoke with management about this Wednesday mid- afternoon. Mussina spent eight years with the Yankees and contributed ten years of servitude pitching as a clutch player for the Baltimore Orioles. His 270 wins rank second among all active right-handers, behind only Greg Maddux. According to sources he was only the fifth since 1900 to win 20 games in his final season. Mussina became a friend of many baseball pro’s and a mentor to others. Mussina was welcomed back but was not expected to return since the Yankees were currently in a process to sign and bring in two other free-agent starters. Mussina won his 20th game on his last start of the season, he will always be recognized as a great pitcher and an innovater of his time, he will be missed by Yankee fans and many opinionated articles are already saying the Yankees must find someone to replace the 20 win clutch pitcher.