Saturday, 10 June 2017
81 - David Cone
Back photo: Holding the ball
Better photo?: I love the front photo. Great usage of the horizontal design to show the full stretch.
Ties to my personal collections: Played for both the Jays and Mets, having two separate stints with both teams.
Paragraphs in wikipedia entry: 30 (his perfect game is a separate article)
Wiki-facts: "He attended Rockhurst High School, a Jesuit school, where he played quarterback on the football team, leading them to the district championship."
Google it: On the first page is a link that alludes to some of his 80s hijinx.
How was his stike shortened 1994? Went 16-5 with a 2.94 ERA, picking up the Cy Young.
Birthday boy: January 2, 1963. He shares it with another really good player in Edgar Martinez. The only other person across the *-reference world is Neal Coulter, who played a handful of games for the Islanders in the 80s.
Up Next: 82 - Jeff Conine