Cain’s perfect umpire same as Yankees’ Cone

The Yankees have a unique connection to Matt Cain’s perfect game that he threw Wednesday night and that is that the home plate umpire for his game was the same one for David Cone’s perfect game.

Ted Barrett became the first umpire in the history of the game to call two perfect games, Wednesday night’s game where Cain struck out 14 Astros and Cone’s July 18, 1999 against the Expos.

“Cone had the big, big back-door breaking ball. Turns out none of them had ever faced Cone before, so they were a little more baffled by Cone’s stuff,” Barrett told Tom Foreman of the AP. “With Cain throwing the ball where he wanted to, location was awesome.”


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