David Cone Net Worth

They are the people kids idolise and see as role models. Most athletes are renowned for their competitiveness, athletic abilities and riches. Let’s talk about the latter, shall we? David Cone is a star as a Baseball pitcher. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, United States on the January 2, 1963 this person had found his passion and talents where awards and recognition came soon afterwards. A proud American, standing at unknown, David Cone has received recognition for a lot of success on and off the field unknown. Throughout a decorated career, the nicknames of unknown have stuck. With regards to personal life David Cone has attended Rockhurst High School. Brian Cone Lynn DiGioia unknown are his family. So, what about the net worth? Well it is estimated that this athlete has a net worth of $33 Million.

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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.

Structural info

  • Full Name: David Cone
  • Net Worth: $33 Million
  • Date Of Birth: January 2, 1963
  • Place Of Birth: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • Weight: 91 kg
  • Profession: Baseball pitcher
  • Education: Rockhurst High School
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Lynn DiGioia
  • Children: Brian Cone
  • Siblings: Chris Cone, Danny Cone, Christal Cone
  • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dcone36
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0174472/
  • Awards: American League Cy Young Award

Quotes

  • I 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.
  • I’m a finesse pitcher without the finesse.
  • “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)
  • “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)
  • “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)

Facts

  • Announced his retirement from baseball after starting the season with the New York Mets. [May 2003]
  • Pitcher 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).
  • Made major league debut on 8 June 1986.
  • World Series rings with the Toronto Blue Jays (1992) and the New York Yankees (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000)
  • Announced 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)
  • Graduated from Rockhurst High School, a Jesuit school in Kansas City, class of 1981.
  • Coming 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.
  • Was 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.
  • One of the lead Players’ Union representatives during the 1994 Major League Baseball strike.
  • March 27, 1987: Traded by the Kansas City Royals to the New York Mets.
  • August 27, 1992: Traded by the New York Mets to the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • July 18, 1999: Pitched a perfect game for the New York Yankees, only the 16th perfect game in MLB history.
  • 1994 American League Cy Young award winner.
  • Was a star quarterback in high school.
  • Lived 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.
  • His David Cone Foundation, established in 1996, is dedicated to assisting numerous charities and educational programs throughout the country.

Trademarks

  • “Mental” pitcher – known for varying arm angles and inventing new pitches on the mound.

Filmography

Director
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Death at the Doorstep 2011 Short
Actor
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Saturday Night Live 2001 TV Series Skank #1
Writer
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Death at the Doorstep 2011 Short writer
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Death at the Doorstep 2011 Short
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Death at the Doorstep 2011 Short producer
Self
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Prime 9 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
Yankeeography 2009 TV Series Himself
ESPN 25: Who’s #1? 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tim McCarver Show 2003 TV Series Himself – Guest
ESPN SportsCentury 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Sunday Night Baseball 1991-2001 TV Series Himself – New York Yankees Pitcher / Himself – Kansas City Royals Pitcher / Himself – New York Mets Pitcher / …
2000 Official World Series 2000 Video documentary Himself (New York Yankees Pitcher)
2000 American League Championship Series 2000 TV Mini-Series Himself – New York Yankees Pitcher
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999 TV Series Himself
1999 American League Championship Series 1999 TV Mini-Series Himself – New York Yankees Pitcher
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Late Show with David Letterman 1996-1999 TV Series Himself
Up Close Primetime 1999 TV Series Himself
1999 MLB All-Star Game 1999 TV Special Himself
Race for the Record 1998 Video documentary Himself
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 1998 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Live 1998 TV Series Himself
1997 MLB All-Star Game 1997 TV Special Himself – AL Pitcher: New York Yankees
My Oh My! 1996 Documentary Himself
1996 American League Championship Series 1996 TV Mini-Series Himself – New York Yankees Pitcher
1994 MLB All-Star Game 1994 TV Special Himself – AL Pitcher
1992 World Series: Atlanta Braves vs Toronto Blue Jays 1992 Video documentary Himself – Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher
Late Night with David Letterman 1992 TV Series Himself
1992 American League Championship Series 1992 TV Series Himself – Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher
1992 MLB All-Star Game 1992 TV Special Himself – NL Pitcher
Remote Control 1989 TV Series Himself
1988 National League Championship Series 1988 TV Series Himself – New York Mets Pitcher
1988 MLB All-Star Game 1988 TV Special Himself – NL Pitcher
Archive Footage
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Saturday Night Live Sports Extra ’09 2009 TV Special Skank (uncredited)