July 18, 1999: David Cone pitches a perfect game at Yankee Stadium in a 6-0 win against the Montreal Expos.
Before the game former Yankees Don Larsen and Yogi Berra threw out the ceremonial first pitch. The pitcher-catcher combination had been part of Larsen's perfect game on Oct. 8, 1956, in Game 5 of the World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Cone's perfect game was the 16th in MLB history, and was the first no-hitter in interleague play. He went 12-9 on the season, and was selected to his fifth, and final All-Star Game.
The incredible performance, which included 10 strikeouts, was the last no-hitter pitched by a Yankee.
Unfortunately, after the perfect game Cone seemed to have lost his effectiveness as a pitcher. It would be the last shut out he would throw in his career.
Here is a video recapping each of Cone's 27 outs:
The following season, Cone's ERA shot up to 6.91, and he went 4-14, the worst record of his career.
During his 17-year career, Cone pitched for five different teams (Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox). He won five World Series, made five All-Star appearances, and won the AL Cy Young award in 1994.
He retired after the 2003 season.