With Jack Curry, Pitcher David Cone Recalls His Baseball Education | WAMC

With Jack Curry, Pitcher David Cone Recalls His Baseball Education

May 17, 2019

Over 17 seasons in the major leagues, pitcher David Cone experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows. The five-time all-star won the 1994 Cy Young award, earned five World Series rings — four with the Yankees dynasty of the 90s — and threw the 16th perfect game ever in 1999. He also endured multiple surgeries, including for a life-threatening aneurysm, sometimes lost his confidence, and never stopped tinkering as he thought about how to get the next batter out.

Cone was also known as a clubhouse leader and built a good rapport with the baseball writers — including Jack Curry. Curry spent 20 years at the New York Times before joining the YES Network in 2010.

Their new book is called “Full Count: The Education Of A Pitcher.”