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David Cone Net Worth

David Cone Net Worth is
$33 Million

David Cone Biography

David Brian Cone was born on 2 January 1963, in Kansas City, Missouri USA, and is a retired professional baseball player, known for playing in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a pitcher. He currently works as a color commentator on the YES Network for the New York Yankees. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is David Cone? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $33 million, mostly earned through success in professional baseball. He was a part of five World Series championship teams, a Cy Young Award winner, and a five-time All-Star. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

David Cone Net Worth $33 million

David attended Rockhurst High School and during his time there, played for the school’s football team as the quarterback, helping the school get a district championship. During the summer, he played in the Ban Johnson League and later went to a tryout for the Kansas City Royals. After matriculating, he was then drafted by the Royals in the 1981 MLB Draft.

During his first two seasons in the minors, he earned a record of 22-7. After sitting out 1983 due to an injury, he returned and would become a relief pitcher for the Class AAA Omaha Royals.

Eventually, he made his Major League debut in 1986, but was then traded to the New York Mets prior to the 1987 season. He started performing significantly well, and helped the team claim the National League East. He played five seasons with the team, and was the lone representative of the team during the 1992 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. He was then traded to the Toronto Blue Jays and lead the league in strikeouts; the Jays would win the American League East, then the 1992 American League Championship Series, and eventually the World Series against the Atlanta Braves, earning Cone his first ring.

In 1993, David returned to the Kansas City Royals and had an impressive record in the strike-shortened season leading him to win the American League Cy Young Award. He was then traded to the Blue Jays before getting sent to the New York Yankees. His net worth would start to increase significantly after he was re-signed to a three-year contract worth $19.5 million. He had to spend a majority of 1996 is in the injured reserve due to an aneurysm in the arm, but still helped the team win the 1996 World Series against the Atlanta Braves, leading them to their first World Championship in 18 years. He continued setting records the following seasons, and would help the team get another World Series win in 1998 against the San Diego Padres. He was given another contract worth $8 million, which helped build his net worth further. He pitched only the 16th perfect game in MLB history in 1999, and would then help the Yankees to another World series win in 2000. In 2001, he pitched for the Boston Red Sox with mixed results, and then announced his retirement after appearing for a few games with the New York Mets.

After retirement, he became a color commentator during the inaugural season of the YES Network, then became the analyst and host of “Yankees on Deck” in 2008. However, he left in 2009 to spend more time with his family, before returning to the network in 2011.

For his personal life, it is known that David married interior designer Lynn DiGioia in 1994 and they have a son; they divorced in 2011. He is now engaged to real estate agent Taja Abitbol, and they have a son.

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Quick Facts

Full NameDavid Cone
Net Worth$33 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 2, 1963
Place Of BirthKansas City, Missouri, United States
Weight91 kg
ProfessionBaseball pitcher
EducationRockhurst High School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseLynn DiGioia
ChildrenBrian Cone
SiblingsChris Cone, Danny Cone, Christal Cone
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/dcone36
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cone
AwardsAmerican League Cy Young Award


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Announced his retirement from baseball after starting the season with the New York Mets. [May 2003]
2Pitcher with the American League's Kansas City Royals (1986; 1993-1994), Toronto Blue Jays (1992[end]; 1995[start]), New York Yankees (1995[end]-2000), and Boston Red Sox (2001); and the National League's New York Mets (1987-1992[start]; 2003).
3Made major league debut on 8 June 1986.
4World Series rings with the Toronto Blue Jays (1992) and the New York Yankees (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000)
5Announced his retirement. Cone, who sat out the 2002 season, was 1-3 with a 6.50 ERA in five games this year. He finishes 194-126 with a 3.46 ERA and 2,668 K's. (30 May 2003)
6Graduated from Rockhurst High School, a Jesuit school in Kansas City, class of 1981.
7Coming off his perfect game and a World Championship in 1999, the Yankees signed him to a one-year, $12,000,000 contract before the 2000 season. But a disastrous 2000 season -- a 4-14 record and 6.91 ERA -- sent Cone packing. He pitched for the rival Red Sox in 2001, going a somewhat redemptive 9-7 with a 4.31 ERA.
8Was the last man to pitch to Cal Ripken, Jr. The Oriole superstar went 0 for 4 against Cone in his final game in October, 2001.
9One of the lead Players' Union representatives during the 1994 Major League Baseball strike.
10March 27, 1987: Traded by the Kansas City Royals to the New York Mets.
11August 27, 1992: Traded by the New York Mets to the Toronto Blue Jays.
12July 18, 1999: Pitched a perfect game for the New York Yankees, only the 16th perfect game in MLB history.
131994 American League Cy Young award winner.
14Was a star quarterback in high school.
15Lived in an English manor-style home in Greenwich, Connecticut, with wife, Lynn, an interior decorator. The house boasted a $250,000 sound, video, lighting and security system.
16His David Cone Foundation, established in 1996, is dedicated to assisting numerous charities and educational programs throughout the country.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1"Mental" pitcher - known for varying arm angles and inventing new pitches on the mound.


Quotes

#Quote
1I like to think of the world's greatest athlete coming up to bat against me - Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, I don't care who it is - and I'm looking at him thinking, you have no chance.
2I'm a finesse pitcher without the finesse.
3"I guess it kind of stemmed from my father. He was a union guy working for the meat plant down in Kansas City. He was a union guy, and I guess it was just in my blood." (describing his ties to the MLB Players' Union during the 1994 baseball strike)
4"I can't remember a major league game where I could make eye contact with my dad. I kept wondering if he was going to yell at me for hanging a pitch or something." (On his first start after sitting out most of the 1996 season with an aneurysm)
5"He was the guy I identified with. And I still do. He was such a gamer. Tough, competitive, hated to lose." (on former KC Royals ace Dennis Leonard)


Filmography

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Death at the Doorstep2011Short

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live2001TV SeriesSkank #1

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Death at the Doorstep2011Short writer

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Death at the Doorstep2011Short

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Death at the Doorstep2011Short producer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prime 92009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Yankeeography2009TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tim McCarver Show2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
ESPN SportsCentury2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Sunday Night Baseball1991-2001TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Pitcher / Himself - Kansas City Royals Pitcher / Himself - New York Mets Pitcher / ...
2000 Official World Series2000Video documentaryHimself (New York Yankees Pitcher)
2000 American League Championship Series2000TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Pitcher
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself
1999 American League Championship Series1999TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Pitcher
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Late Show with David Letterman1996-1999TV SeriesHimself
Up Close Primetime1999TV SeriesHimself
1999 MLB All-Star Game1999TV SpecialHimself
Race for the Record1998Video documentaryHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1998TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live1998TV SeriesHimself
1997 MLB All-Star Game1997TV SpecialHimself - AL Pitcher: New York Yankees
My Oh My!1996DocumentaryHimself
1996 American League Championship Series1996TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Pitcher
1994 MLB All-Star Game1994TV SpecialHimself - AL Pitcher
1992 World Series: Atlanta Braves vs Toronto Blue Jays1992Video documentaryHimself - Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher
Late Night with David Letterman1992TV SeriesHimself
1992 American League Championship Series1992TV SeriesHimself - Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher
1992 MLB All-Star Game1992TV SpecialHimself - NL Pitcher
Remote Control1989TV SeriesHimself
1988 National League Championship Series1988TV SeriesHimself - New York Mets Pitcher
1988 MLB All-Star Game1988TV SpecialHimself - NL Pitcher

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV SpecialSkank (uncredited)
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