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14. David Cone

14. David Cone
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: January 2, 1963 in Kansas City, MO USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: June 08, 1986
  • Final Game: May 28, 2003
  • Cy Young Award - 1994
  • TSN All-Star - 1994
  • Hutch Award - 1998
David Cone has the distinction of being an incredible post season Pitcher, though he only had one chance to show that for the Mets.  He did however have plenty of opportunity to have regular season success for the New York Mets. 

Cone would work his way to the starting rotation and quickly would join Dwight Gooden as a Strikeout machine.  Cone would win the National League Strikeouts title twice with the Mets, and finished 2nd in 1992, even more incredible considering he was traded late in the season to the Toronto Blue Jays.  That year he was traded, he would lead the NL in K/9 and Shutouts, again in a season he did not complete in the NL!

Over his two runs with the Mets he would compile a record of 81 and 51 with 1,172 Strikeouts.

He would win five World Series Rings in his career, one with Toronto and four with the cross town Yankees.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Traded from the Kansas City Royals with Chris Jelic for Rick Anderson, Mauro Gozzo and Ed Hearn 3/27/87.
  • Departed: Traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Kent and a Player to be Named Later (which would be Ryan Thompson) 8/27/92.

    Acquired (2): Signed as a Free Agent 2/13/03.

    Departed (2): Retired midway through the 2003 Season.
  • Games Played: 187
  • Notable Statistics: 81-51 Record
    169 Games Started
    3.13 ERA
    34 Complete Games
    1,209.1 Innings Pitched
    1,172 Strikeouts
    2.98 FIP
    1.192 WHIP
    19.5 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All Star Game (1988 & 1992*)
    Most Strikeouts (1990 & 1991)
    Highest SO/9 (1990, 1991 & 1992*)
    Most Shutouts (1992*)
    Highest SO/BB (1990)
    Lowest FIP (1991)

    * Cone was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays late in the season.
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