Legendary Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera Enters Baseball Hall Of FameAs he took the podium Sunday afternoon in Cooperstown as the final inductee, Mariano Rivera joked, "Why do I always have to go last?"
Yankees' Mike Mussina Relieved To Finally Be Inducted Into Baseball Hall Of FameA large crowd gathered for Sunday's Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown.
Former Yankee Mussina Will Not Have Team Logo On Hall Of Fame PlaqueMussina spent his first 10 major league seasons with Baltimore and his last eight with the New York Yankees.
To New Hall Of Fame Class, Baseball Has Transformed At Dizzying PaceBaseball has transformed at dizzying speed since Edgar Martinez took his final swing and Mike Mussina, Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay threw their final pitches.
Don't Forget Moose: Yankees' Mussina Joins Rivera In Hall Of FameMike Mussina, Rivera's teammate from 2001-08, was elected to the Hall of Fame along side Mariners slugger Edgar Martinez and the late Roy Halladay.
Sweeny: Mussina Misses Hall Call, But Is Trending In Right DirectionDespite falling 49 votes short of election to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Mike Mussina still totaled 63.5 percent, a gain of nearly 12 percent from a year ago.
Sweeny: Mussina's Hall Case Strengthening; Posada In Danger Of Falling Off BallotMike Mussina’s case has been gaining steam, and even though he will, in all likelihood, fall short this time, his day in the sun will be coming.
Sweeny: Hall Call Not Imminent, But Mussina May Not Be 'Mr. Almost' For LongThis is a stressful time for Mike Mussina. And it actually has nothing to do with the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Sweeny: Yankee Killer Griffey, Potent Piazza Were As Good As It GetsIt should be a great day again this summer in Cooperstown for these two stars of the 1990s.
Keidel: Are Andy, Bernie, Posada And Moose Hall Worthy?Those teams were bubbling with borderline greats. Do any deserve to hop that opaque line between memorable and immortal?
Sweeny: 162 Games (And Maybe More) To Celebrate All-Time Great Derek JeterMany fans will feel sad because watching Derek Jeter has been a part of their childhood and adulthood. But we should realize it's an opportunity to celebrate having seen one of the greatest players in baseball history.
Sweeny: Good, Bad And Ugly In This Year's Hall Of Fame VotingLet's remember to focus some of our attention on the ones who actually did make it into the Hall. The vote is still meant to celebrate the greats, not destroy the process.
Mussina, Thomas Await Word From Baseball Hall Of FameMussina was one of baseball's most consistent pitchers during his 18-year career with the Orioles and Yankees, recording at least 18 victories in six seasons and winning at least 11 games in each of his last 17 years in the majors.
Is Moose A Hall Of Famer? Former Yankee On Ballot For 1st Time"Moose" pitched for the Orioles from 1991-2000 and then for the Bronx Bombers from 2001-2008. In 536 career starts, the Stanford alum went 270-153 with a 3.68 ERA and 2,813 strikeouts.
Deadspin Says It Bought Hall Of Fame Vote From BBWAA MemberRemember the stink made in January when Aaron Sele received a vote for the Hall of Fame? That was nothing compared to this.