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Mussina retires on a high note, with 20 wins in final season

Updated: November 20, 2008, 3:50 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

New York Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina announced his retirement Thursday, becoming the first pitcher since Sandy Koufax in 1967 to win 20 games or more in the final season of his career.

Mussina is scheduled to address the media on a conference call at 4 p.m. ET.

Mussina, who turns 40 next month, spent the last eight seasons with the Yankees after pitching for the Baltimore Orioles for the first 10 years of his career.

His 270 wins rank second among all active right-handers, ...

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