Mike Mussina Biography

January 19, 2020
First published on:January 19, 2020
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Facts of Mike Mussina

Birth Name Mike Mussina
Birth Place Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Famous Name Mike Mussina
Birth Date December 8, 1968
Salary $28 million
Height 6 feet
Weight 88 kg
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Former Baseball Player
University attended Harvard University
School attended Montoursville High School
Married to Jana McKissick
Children Brycen Mussina, Peyton Mussina and Kyra Elizabeth McKissick
Religion Christian

Mike Mussina is an American former baseball player who played as a pitcher for 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with teams like Baltimore Orioles (1991–2000), New York Yankees (2001–2008). He was recently named to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his sixth year of eligibility in 2019 with the famous Roy Halladay, Edgar Ramirez, and Mariano Rivera.

Nicknamed as "Moose", Mike was named All-Star 5 times and won the Gold Glove Award 7 times. He was born on December 8, 1968, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and completed his high school from Montoursville High School. He then joined Harvard University where he was a college baseball player.

Mike Mussina Net worth and Salary

The former MLB player earned an enormous amount of wealth and a high level of stardom through his playing carer. He is reported to have an estimated net worth of $28 million as of 2020. He signed a six-year, $88.5 million worth contract with Yankees in 2000. The contract included a $12 million signing bonus.

Mussina earned $8 million in 2001, $9 million in 2002, $10 million in 2003, $14 million in 2004 and $17 million each in 2005 and 2006. The Yankees held an option for 2007. Mussina was paid $17 million after they exercised the option

Year Salary
2001 $8 million
2002 $9 million
2003 $10 million
2004 $14 million
2005 $17 million
2006 $17 million
2007 $17 million

Earlier, he was signed to Orioles with a contract worth $20.45 million for three years. He reportedly earned around $7 years as an annual salary.

Mike Mussina 1964 Pontiac GTO SOURCE: Twitter @mikemussina

His most of his fame and wealth came through while playing from New York Yankees and in 2000 he signed a contract with Yankees which was worth a staggering amount of $88 million. When Yankees decided to extend their contract with Mike in 2006, Mike signed $22 million worth contract whereas, in 2008, he received $11 million from the club for signing an agreement.

Mike Mussina Marital Life and Spouse

The Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame exchanged his wedding vows with his long-time girlfriend Jana McKissick on November 1, 1997. The couple reportedly knew each other since high school days and started to date each other around 1992 and during those times Mike played in the Minor League.

Mike Mussina And His Wife Jana McKissick SOURCE: Twitter @mikemussina

However, Jana was previously married and from her first marriage, she has a daughter named Kyra Elizabeth McKissick who was born on December 25, 1989. Jana and Mike got into an affair after Jana's divorce in 1992 and both eventually tied the knot on 1 November 1997.

Mike and Jana's Children

The love birds Jana and Mike are the parents of three children including one from Jana's first marriage. They welcomed their first son Brycen Mussina on September 3, 1998. Their youngest son who goes by the name Peyton Mussina was born in January 2003.

Mike has also given his name to Kyra who is from Jana's previous marriage.

Mike Mussina and His Complete Family SOURCE: Twitter @mikemussina

Mike's sons have followed his path. His son Brycen Mussina is a 6 foot  4in tall who is a quarterback at Shippensburg University and previously played football with Montoursville High School Teams. His younger son Peyton is a baseball player.

Career Achievement

  • 5× All-Star (1992–1994, 1997, 1999)
  • 7× Gold Glove Award (1996–1999, 2001, 2003, 2008)
  • MLB wins leader (1995)
  • Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame
  • Seven-time Gold Glove award winner.
  • Placed in the top five of voting for the Cy Young Award six times.
  • 1994 Baseball America First-Team American League All-Star starting pitcher.
  • 1999 Baseball America Second-Team American League All-Star starting pitcher.
  • Led AL in Won-Loss percentage (.783) in 1992
  • Led AL in Wins (19), Walks/9IP (2.03) and Shutouts (4) in 1995
  • Led AL in Games Started (36) in 1996
  • Led AL in Innings (237 ?) in 2000
  • Reached both the 2001 and 2003 World Series with the New York Yankees
  • Won 15 games in a season 11 times.
  • One 20-win season (2008)
  • two 19-win seasons, three 18-win seasons, and two 17 win seasons.

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