[63][64] They have a son, Sammy, who was born on December 15, 2011.[65]. He also had ten strikeouts and pitched a three-hit shutout in the Mets’ 7-0 triumph over the Pirates in a doubleheader nightcap on September 29 at Pittsburgh. I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like. [33], Cone went 20–7 in 1998, setting a Major League record for the longest span between twenty win seasons. [35][36] It is the last no-hitter to date by a Yankee, and also the first (and so far, only) regular season interleague perfect game. David attended Rockhurst High School and during his time there, played for the school’s football team as the quarterback, helping the school get a district championship. From The Met Wiki. Jump to: navigation, search. He pitched a complete game for the win in the Mets' 5-1 triumph over the Braves in the second game of a doubleheader on July 22 at Shea. He announced his retirement from baseball on May 30. a 4-2 complete game victory over the Cardinals, Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, https://metwiki.com/index.php?title=David_Cone&oldid=26372. He played five seasons with the team, and was the lone representative of the team during the 1992 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. He became the 16th National League pitcher and the 25th pitcher in Major League history to accomplish the feat. 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Cone returned to his hometown Kansas City Royals as a free agent for the 1993 season. In 1988, Cone had a 20-3 won-lost record with a 2.22 earned run average. He led all Mets pitchers with 5 complete games and a 3.29 ERA during the season. He also struck out 13 in a complete game shutout for a 1-0 Mets win over the Giants at Shea on July 17. Holds the New York Yankees' single season record for most strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (10.25 in 1997). He combined with Jeff Innis for a one-hitter in a 2-1 Mets loss at St. Louis on September 14. [55][56] In 1991, three women accused Cone of having threatened their lives at the ballpark. He led the Mets with 213 strikeouts in the team’s division-winning season. After not pitching in the 2002 season, Cone signed with the Mets as a free agent in February of 2003. He currently works as a color commentator on the YES Network for the New York Yankees. With a 56–67 record, and fourteen games behind the first place Pirates, the infamous "worst team money could buy"[19] traded Cone to the Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Kent and Ryan Thompson on August 27, 1992, after the non-waiver trading deadline. It was the only batter he faced in the entire Series. David allowed four singles in pitching a complete game for a 2-1 Mets win over the Dodgers at Los Angeles on August 29. He announced his retirement soon after his last appearance for the Mets on May 28, citing a chronic hip problem. [44] In 2001 Cone pitched for the rival Boston Red Sox, performing with mixed but mostly positive results, including a 9–7 win-loss record and a 4.31 ERA. Cone spent over five seasons in his first stint with the New York Mets, most of the time serving as the team's co-ace alongside Dwight Gooden while leading the National League in strikeouts in 1990 and 1991. Cone became a newspaper commentator on the playoffs for the New York Daily News, and incited controversy after the Mets' 3–2 victory in game one by saying Dodgers game one starter Orel Hershiser "was lucky for eight innings", and ripping closer Jay Howell:[10]. Traded by Kansas City Royals with Chris Jelic to New York Mets in exchange for Ed Hearn, Rick Anderson and Mauro Gozzo (March 27, 1987). Cone went 5–6 with a 3.71 ERA and 68 strike outs in 21 appearances (13 starts) his first season with the Mets. [29], The Yankees returned to the post-season for the second of thirteen consecutive seasons. Cone went 22–7 with a 2.21 earned run average in his first two professional seasons. Four days after the strike ended, the Royals traded Cone back to the Blue Jays for Chris Stynes, David Sinnes and Tony Medrano. [23][41] In 2000, he posted the worst record of his career, 4–14, while seeing his ERA balloon to 6.91, more than double his mark the previous year. Would you like Wikipedia to always look as professional and up-to-date? However, his comeback attempt with the crosstown rival Mets in 2003 infuriated Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and Cone was told he would not be welcomed back. I like to think of the world's greatest athlete coming up to bat against me - Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, I don't care who it is - and I'm looking at him thinking, you have no chance. You could also do it yourself at any point in time. We have created a browser extension. 1934). He was previously married to Lynn DiGioia. Born on January 2, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri, David Cone (David Brian Cone) played for the Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox over the course of his 17 year career. 2B: Girardi (9, Vasquez); O'Neill (20, Vasquez). David shut out the Phillies on two hits for a complete game win in a 6-0 Mets victory at Shea on June 19. All-Time Mets Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Required fields are marked *. At Shea on April 16, David pitched three innings of scoreless relief and got his first win of the year in a 6-4 Mets victory over the Cardinals. Your email address will not be published. [22][23] Cone instantly became the team's ace and would post a 9-2 record as the Yankees won the wild card in the first season of the new three division, wild card format. His net worth would start to increase significantly after he was re-signed to a three-year contract worth $19.5 million. Cone pitched the sixteenth perfect game in baseball history in 1999. David Cone was born on January 2, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as David Brian Cone. In a well-known incident on April 30, 1990, against the Atlanta Braves, Cone covered first base on a throw from second baseman Gregg Jefferies, which should have retired batter Mark Lemke. After a long feud with owner George Steinbrenner, Berra agreed to return to the stadium that day. Prior to the 1987 season, Cone was traded to the Mets. … Cone was the Mets’ leader with 33 starts and 219 and two-thirds innings pitched in 1989. Seeing Howell and his curveball reminded us of a high school pitcher. [citation needed]. Cone hurled a complete game in a 10-2 Mets win over the Expos at Montreal on April 17. For his personal life, it is known that David married interior designer Lynn DiGioia in 1994 and they have a son; they divorced in 2011. We walk you through all about David. Signed by Boston Red Sox (January 11, 2001). He pitched in 187 games with the team. Cone headed to the post-season for the second time in his career as the Blue Jays won the American League East. Our idea is Randy (Myers), a guy who can blow you away with his heat. David Cone. Coming off his perfect game and a World Championship in 1999, the Yankees signed him to a one-year, $12,000,000 contract before the 2000 season. "I guess it kind of stemmed from my father. Cone went 5–6 with a 3.71 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 21 appearances (13 starts) his first season in New York City. Arguing with Williams, and thinking time had been called, Cone held the ball while two Braves' runners(Dale Murphy and Ernie Whitt) scored.[15][16]. He had twelve strikeouts and a two-run single to lead the Mets to a 6-2 win over the Cardinals on May 24 at Shea. David Cone (born January 2, 1963) played pitcher for the Mets from 1987 to 1992 and also in 2003. David Cone was a pitcher for the Mets from 1987 to 1992 and in 2003. To install click the Add extension button. We saw Howell throwing curveball after curveball and we were thinking: This is the Dodgers' idea of a stopper? After his second retirement from baseball, Cone was offered a broadcasting position with the Mets, but declined.[50]. He returned to Kansas City when rosters expanded that September. He was a union guy working for the meat plant down in Kansas City.