Friday, March 9, 2012
David Cone -- So You Want To Know How To Throw A Splitter
David Come is one of the most fascinating pitchers in modern times.
Cone was a five-time World Series champ and also was a five-time All-Star during his 17-year career, which lasted from 1986-2003. He won 20 games for the Mets in 1988 and 20 games for the Yankees in 1998, setting a MLB record for longest period between 20-game seasons. He also pitched a perfect game in 1999 and won the AL Cy Young in 1994.
He was 194-126 and pitched for the Royals, Mets, Blue Jays, Yankees, Red Sox and went to become a TV baseball broadcaster in New York.
He's a bright guy and obviously wanted to show aspiring pitchers how to throw the splitter in this 2001 Fleer Platinum card.