Five Time All-Star “Pitches In” to Aid New Yorkers in Need
During his 17-year major league career, David Cone took the mound in big spots for the Mets, Yankees and three other teams. However, on Thursday, November 15, 2012, he’ll be “pitching in” to help New York area residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
The popular broadcaster and former star pitcher will put his mixology skills to the test at Foley’s NY Pub & Restaurant (18 W. 33rdSt.) on November 15 from 6-9 pm as a guest bartender at a fundraiser quickly organized to aid victims of Sandy’s destruction.
Foley’s will donate 100% of its sales from 6 pm to midnight, including proceeds from the drinks that the former five-time World Series Champion and YES Network analyst pours. In addition, all of David’s “tips” will go to the cause.
“Many friends and customers are suffering because of Hurricane Sandy. Seeing the devastation in Staten Island, The Rockaways, Long Island and New Jersey, I wanted to do something to make a difference. We reached out to David Cone, and he jumped at the opportunity to help,” said Shaun Clancy, owner of Foley’s, which houses one of the country’s most extensive public displays of baseball memorabilia.
“David won the Hutch Award in 1998, which is given to the MLB player who best exemplifies fighting spirit and competitive desire. He’s a personification of New York’s fighting spirit during a time that has been difficult for so many people,” Clancy added.
David Cone has long been a fan favorite in New York. During his career with the Mets (1987-92), a legion of “Coneheads” supported him in the stands at Shea Stadium. He went on to win a World Series with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1992 and the Cy Young Award with the Kansas City Royals in 1994 before collecting four championship rings with the Yankees as an essential part to the team’s rotation from 1995-2000. Cone also pitched the 16th perfect game in baseball history at Yankee Stadium on Yogi Berra Day (July 18, 1999) with fellow perfect game hurler Don Larsen watching in the stands. David Cone finished his career with a 194–126 won–loss record, 2,688 strikeouts, and a 3.46 lifetime ERA.
“Although we will have fun at Foley’s, we are all trying to help a serious cause,” said Cone, now a broadcaster on YES Network. “I invite all my friends in New York — Mets fans and Yankees fans alike — to come out and support this effort to help some of our neighbors who are in great need right now.”
Foley’s NY Pub & Restaurant (18 W. 33rd St.) is home of the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame.A popular destination among baseball players, executives, umpires, media, and fans, Foley’s is located across from the Empire State Building. The “Irish Bar with a Baseball Attitude” features walls adorned with 2,500+ autographed balls, hundreds of bobbleheads, game-worn jerseys, stadium seats and other artifacts that make it the premier baseball bar in New York and one of the best sports bars in America. For more information, call (212) 290-0080 or visit www.foleysny.com or www.facebook.com/FoleysNYPub.