Sunday, September 2, 2012

This Day In Yankees History - 9/2/12

Mike Mussina and former Yankee David Cone were going at it as the Yankees and Red Sox continued their rivalry on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball in late 2001. The Yankees would take a 1-0 lead in the 9th inning in a game where pitcher Mike Mussina had not allowed a hit or walk or a base runner at that point. This was the third time in Mussina's career that he brought a perfect game into the 8th inning. Carl Everett broke up the perfect game with a single in the 9th inning with two outs and two strikes.

Speaking of David Cone he returned from a major aneurysm surgery in his throwing surgery on this day in 1996 and was quite impressive. He threw seven shutout and no hit innings in his return and only saw his combined no hitter chance blown with two outs when Mariano Rivera gave up a cheap infield single.

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