RARE 1988 David Cone Game Used All Star Game Uniform Jersey + Pants Mears A9 COA
RARE 1988 David Cone Game Used All Star Game New York Mets Uniform (Jersey and pants). Comes with full letter COA from MEARS.
In 1988 he started out the first month in the bullpen, earning two victories due to late inning Mets rallies. He also was credited with one hold. Injuries to the starting staff forced him to fill in the rotation spots and from there he excelled. In his first start he shut out the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium, striking out five batters scattering eight hits. From there the Mets went on a long west coast road trip, Cone picked up wins in Houston, Los Angles & San Diego, allowing just two earned runs in 21 innings of work. He won the NL Pitcher of the Month Award for May, going 5-0 allowing only three runs in 37 innings with 34 strike outs. He followed that month up with a one run ten, inning performance against the Chicago Cubs on June 2nd, although he got no decision. On June 19th Cone pitched a two hit shutout against Philadelphia striking out seven Phillies in a 6-0 Shea win. Soon David Cone was earning the reputation as another Mets star pitcher, although he struggled in July, at the All Star break the surprising Cone was 9-2 with a 2.50 ERA. He was named to his first All Star squad joining team mate Dwight Gooden. Cone pitched a scoreless 5th inning, striking out Paul Molitor in the Mid Summer Classic at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. Cone would finish the 1988 Season with a career high 20 wins to only 3 losses.