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Thursday June 13th 2024


Mike Mussina’s Near Miss Will Be Remembered For Ever(ett)


Mike Mussina once was a dominant pitcher, but never was he more masterful than on the night of Sept. 2, 2001 against the Boston Red Sox, when he came within one strike of pitching the fourth perfect game in Yankees’ history.

Pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre noted, as he watched Mussina warm up in the bullpen before the game, that he was taken aback by the sharp drop on Mussina’s curve ball.

"It looked the same as David Wells’ curve ball on May 17, 1998."


Mussina and David Cone Were in a Scoreless Game

By the sixth inning, Mussina had 11 strikeouts ...

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