SABRcast with Rob Neyer: David Cone (Episode #8)

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Episode #8: May 20, 2019

Our guest this week is David Cone, broadcaster and analyst for the New York Yankees’ YES Network, who talks with Rob about his new book, Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher, learning from failure and using the element of surprise on the mound. Cone spent 17 seasons in the major leagues, winning five World Series championships — in 1992 with the Toronto Blue Jays and 1996, 1998-2000 with the Yankees — along with the 1994 American League Cy Young Award. He threw the 14th perfect game in major-league history in 1999 at Yankee Stadium and compiled an 8-3 record in postseason play.

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What’s Rob reading this week?

Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher
By David Cone and Jack Curry
During his 17-year career, David Cone became a master of the mechanics and mental toughness a pitcher needs to succeed in the major leagues. A five-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion gives his full count — balls and strikes, errors and outs — of his colorful life in baseball.

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Episode #7: Meg Rowley (May 13, 2019)

Episode #6: Jon “Boog” Sciambi (May 6, 2019)

Episode #5: Mark Armour (April 29, 2019)

Episode #4: Meredith Wills and Rob Arthur (April 22, 2019)

Episode #3: Art Chou and Dr. Steven Cadavid (April 15, 2019)

Episode #2: Tyler Kepner (April 8, 2019)

Episode #1: Brian Kenny and Scott Bush (April 1, 2019)



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