"I thought it was great -- how it was handled, just everything involved. It was a very good game, too, as well," Girardi said.
• On this date in 1999, David Cone pitched the third perfect game in Yankees history, a 6-0 gem over the Expos at Yankee Stadium. Don Larsen threw out the game's ceremonial first pitch on Yogi Berra Appreciation Day.
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