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Yankees honor retiring Mariano Rivera in pre-game ceremony

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Retiring relief pitcher Mariano Rivera was honored by the New York Yankees in a ceremony Sunday prior to his final appearance at Yankee Stadium.
Dallas Braden headed to 'Letterman'

Dallas Braden headed to 'Letterman'

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- Oakland's Dallas Braden, who pitched the 19th perfect game in major league history, will deliver a Top 10 list on "Late Show with David Letterman," CBS said.

MLB: New York Yankees 10, Tampa Bay 0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 10 (UPI) -- C.C. Sabathia pitched 7 2/3 innings of no-hit ball and Robinson Cano drove in three runs Saturday as the New York Yankees routed Tampa Bay 10-0.
Rickey Henderson on Hall of Fame ballot

Rickey Henderson on Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- All-time stolen base leader Rickey Henderson is among 10 players on the 2009 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the first time.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 6, Tampa Bay 1

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- Bobby Abreu hit a two-run home run and scored three times Monday, sparking the New York Yankees to a 6-1 victory over Tampa Bay.

MLB: NY Mets 4, Colorado 0

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) -- Tom Glavine flirted with the first no-hitter in the New York Mets' 43-year history Sunday before his first career one-hitter in a 4-0 win over Colorado.

MLB: Arizona 2, Atlanta 0

ATLANTA, May 18 (UPI) -- Randy Johnson became the oldest pitcher in major league baseball history to toss a perfect game Tuesday as Arizona blanked Atlanta, 2-0.

Randy Johnson pitches perfect game

ATLANTA, May 18 (UPI) -- Arizona's Randy Johnson pitched the 15th perfect game in modern major league history Tuesday night while beating the Atlanta Braves, 2-0.

Kansas City 5, Detroit 1

DETROIT, July 27 (UPI) -- Jose Lima yielded four hits in five scoreless innings for his seventh straight victory Sunday as Kansas City defeated Detroit, 5-1.

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David Cone announces retirement

NEW YORK, May 30 (UPI) -- New York Mets righthander David Cone announced his retirement Friday, limping away with five World Series rings and a perfect game to his credit.

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Philadelphia 11, NY Mets 3

PHILADELPHIA, May 28 (UPI) -- Ricky Ledee and Bobby Abreu each homered and drove in three runs Wednesday night as the Philadelphia Phillies swatted a season-high five homers in an 11-3 trium

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David Cone
NYP99072010 - 20 JULY 1999 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: New York Yankees pitcher David Cone celebrates after receiving New York City proclamation for "David Cone Day" from Mayor Giuliani, July 20, at City Hall. Cone was honored for becoming the 16 pitcher in Baseball history to pitch a perfect game on July 18 1999. iw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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David Brian Cone (born January 2, 1963) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who pitched for the New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Cone won the American League Cy Young Award in 1994 as the ace of the Kansas City Royals, and pitched a perfect game as a member of the New York Yankees. Off the field, he was noted for his prominent role in the player's union during the 1994-95 baseball strike. He was the subject of the book A Pitcher's Story: Innings With David Cone by Roger Angell.

He lives in Stamford, Connecticut, and is formerly a color commentator for the Yankees on the YES Network.

Cone was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended high school at Rockhurst High School. However, he did not play baseball there because there was not an existing baseball program at the time for the high school. He was drafted by the Royals in the 3rd round of the 1981 amateur draft and made his Major League debut on June 8, 1986. Prior to the 1987 season, however, he was traded with Greg Hocevar to the New York Mets for Ed Hearn, Rick Anderson and Chris Davidson. The following season, Cone split time between the bullpen and the starting rotation and enjoyed marginal success, going 5-6.

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