The New York Yankees’ David Cone threw a no-hitter against the Montreal Expos, 17 years ago today.
It was Sunday, July 18, 1999, “Yogi Berra Day” at Yankee Stadium, as the Hall of Fame catcher made his triumphant return to the Bronx after a 14-year absence fueled by a dispute with owner George Steinbrenner.
Don Larsen, the only pitcher to toss a World Series perfect game, threw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch, and Cone followed with 88 real pitches to retire 27 straight Expos.
@nonohitters I flipped a coin that day to decide whether to go to that game or a triple-A one in Pawtucket. Guess which one won. 🙁
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