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Mike Mussina

New York Yankees ace pitcher Mike Mussina, who also is a member of the Little League International Board of Directors, fields questions during a news conference at the Little League Baseball World Series in August 2004.

Little League graduate Mike Mussina, one of Major League Baseball’s most respected players, was elected in 2002 as a member of the Little League International Board of Directors.

A right-handed pitcher for the New York Yankees, Mr. Mussina is the first Major League player to serve on the volunteer board. He also serves on the local board of directors at Montoursville (Pa.) Little League in his boyhood and current hometown.

Mr. Mussina graduated with a degree in economics from Stanford University in 1991, finishing in just three and a half years. He has volunteered his time for various organizations, including the College Bound Foundation, the Lycoming County (Pa.) Chapter of the American Red Cross, Junior Achievement, literacy programs, and Montoursville High School.

Mr. Mussina, entering his fifth season with the Yankees in 2005, has a lifetime record of 211-119, an earned-run average of 3.59, and 2,258 strikeouts. He spent the first 10 seasons of his career on the Baltimore Orioles.

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.