Date: 7/18/1999
Yogi Berra Day. Don Larsen throws out the first pitch to Berra (Larsen had thrown the first perfect game in Yankees history with Berra as his catcher). David Cone proceeds to pitch a perfect game, complete with a ninth inning scare when an outfielder lost a fly ball in the sun. If you sent this synopsis to a Hollywood executive, he'd trash it immediately for being too far-fetched. But it really happened for Coney and the Bombers on July 18 1999. Twenty-seven up, twenty-seven down, with 10 strikeouts to boot. Such is the charmed life of the greatest franchise in baseball.