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July 18, 1999: David Cone's perfect game

Just one season after David Wells threw a perfect game, David Cone tossed the 15th regular-season perfect game in MLB history on "Yogi Berra Day" July 18, 1999. Coincidentally, Don Larsen, who threw a perfect game in the 1956 World Series against the Dodgers, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

David Cone #36 of the New York Yankees
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David Cone #36 of the New York Yankees winds up for a pitch during a game against the Montreal Expos at Yankee Stadium on July 18, 1999.

New York Yankees outfielder Paul O'Neill makes a
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New York Yankees outfielder Paul O'Neill makes a diving catch on a fly ball hit by Monreal Expos a Terry Jones in the first inning against the Montreal Expos at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, July 18, 1999. O'Neill's diving catch put Yankee pitcher David Cone on track to pitch a perfect game.

New York Yankees pitcher David Cone throws a
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New York Yankees pitcher David Cone throws a pitch during the seventh inning of his perfect game against the Montreal Expos on "Yogi Berra Day" Yankee Stadium Sunday, July 18, 1999.

New York Yankees pitcher David Cone falls into
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New York Yankees pitcher David Cone falls into the arms of catcher Joe Girardi, left, as teammates Derek Jeter, center, and Chuck Knoblauch, right, join in the celebration after Cone threw a perfect game against the Montreal Expos during "Yogi Berra Day" at Yankee Stadium Sunday, July 18, 1999.

New York Yankees pitcher David Cone is congratulated
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New York Yankees pitcher David Cone is congratulated by catcher Joe Girardi after Cone pitched a perfect game against the Montreal Expos Sunday, July 18, 1999.

New York Yankees pitcher David Cone takes a
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New York Yankees pitcher David Cone takes a curtain call after pitching a perfect game against the Montreal Expos at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, July 18, 1999.

A general view of the scoreboard taken after
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A general view of the scoreboard taken after the New York Yankees win over the Montreal Expos at the Yankee Stadium on July 18, 1999. David Cone pitched a perfect game as the Yankees beat the Expos, 6-0.

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