Today in Sports History: May 27

During a 1987 San Francisco Giants versus New York Mets game, Atlee Hammaker hit David Cone with a pitch which broke Cone’s knuckle. The Mets won 4-3 but Cone was unable to pitch for nearly three months. Coen made his MLB debut a year eager with the Kansas City Royals before being traded to the Mets in 1987. Cone, who batted left-handed and threw as a righty, is a five-time All-Star and winner of the 1994 Cy Young award. He retired in 2003 with a 194-126 Win-loss record and 3.46 ERA.

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