Mussina, Brown reach milestone in pinstripes

Kevin Brown and Mike Mussina are just two of 27 career 200-game winners who have pitched for the Yankees.

Updated: April 15, 2004, 8:59 AM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
The 2004 Yankees have already experienced something that no other team in major league history has: they've had two pitchers reach the 200-win milestone in the same season. What is more, it was done in consecutive games. Mike Mussina turned the trick on Sunday against the White Sox and Kevin Brown followed suit yesterday with a 5-1 victory over the Devil Rays, giving the Yanks two 200-game winners at the front of their rotation.

Brown and Mussina are just two of 27 career 200-game winners who have pitched for the Yankees. Like most of the others -- and this is very surprising considering the incredible success this franchise has had over the last 80-plus years -- they did a majority of their winning for other teams. Just a little over a quarter of Mussina's 200 wins have come in pinstripes while only three of Brown's 200 wins have been as a Yankee. In fact, of those 27 pitchers, only three have gotten more than half of their career victories while playing for New York:

Whitey Ford (100%): 236 of 236
Red Ruffing (85%): 231 of 273
Waite Hoyt (66%): 157 of 237

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