Little League Congratulates International Board Member Mike Mussina on 20th Win
Little League International congratulates New York Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina -- a Little League graduate and member of the Little League International Board of Directors -- on reaching yet another milestone in his outstanding Major League career. Today, Mr. Mussina won for the 20th time this season, defeating the Boston Red Sox in the final game of Major League Baseball’s regular season.
It took 18 years and every start of the 2008 season, but Mr. Mussina won 20 games for the first time. Less than three months before his 40th birthday, Mr. Mussina, who finished the season with a 20-9 record, allowed three hits in six shutout innings for the win.
Mr. Mussina, who played in Montoursville (Pa.) Little League and went on to earn a degree in economics from Stanford University in 1991, had won at least 18 games five other times. He has 270 lifetime wins and 2,813 strikeouts.
This season, Mr. Mussina posted an earned run average of 3.37 after he allowed one earned run in 16 innings over his last three starts. His previous high for wins came in 1995 and 1996, when he won 19 games each year for the Baltimore Orioles.
See a story and video about Mr. Mussina’s opinions on the Little League Pitch Count here: www.littleleague.org/Learn_More/rules/mussina.htm
Mr. Mussina was elected to the Little League International Board of Directors in 2001.
The Little League International Board of Directors, a volunteer board, is responsible for the management of the property and affairs of Little League Baseball and Softball. Little League, founded in 1939 in Williamsport, is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with more than 2.6 million participants in all 50 U.S. states and scores of other countries.