Happy Birthday David Cone!!!
David Cone turns 51 years old today.
Immensely talented, Cone was a dominant force over the course of his 17-season career. With a lifetime record of 194-126, along with 2,668 strikeouts, Cone was often the leader of the rotation and set the pace for some of baseball’s greatest teams in the 1990’s. In his best season as a member of the Kansas City Royals in 1994, David Cone won the Cy Young award. With a 16-5 record alongside a 2.94 ERA and 2.44 K:walk ratio, Cone dominated the American League. During his 17-year career, Cone finished in the top 6 for the Cy Young award a total of 5 times.
The individual highlight of Cone’s career is the perfect game he pitched in 1999 against the Expos. As incredible as the no-hitter is, the perfect game is outstanding. Cone dominated the Expos for 9 innings as he struck out 10 batters while not allowing any player for the Expos to reach first base.
David Cone may be the best example of a player being ‘in the right place at the right time’. Cone has 5 World Series Championship rings. Simply Amazing. Cone won 1 title with the Toronto Blue Jays and 4 more as a member of the New York Yankees. In 15 post-season match-ups, Cone has a record of 8-3 with over 100 innings pitched.
Happy Birthday Mr. Cone!!