Jerry Hairston played one season in New York, appearing in 45 games.
Mike Mussina played eight seasons in New York, starting 248 games.
Hairston has a World Series ring; Mussina never won one.
You can call it the "Curse of Mussina" or pair the former Orioles ace with Don Mattingly and pronounce the pair "the two unluckiest men to ever don the pinstripes"; Mike Mussina still says he has no regrets about retiring after last season.
Fair enough. But does he know about Josh Towers?
Towers, who started his career in Baltimore when Mussina left Charm City, pitched two games for the Yankees this season.
Yes, even he now has a World Series ring.