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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.