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Famous Yankees Dog Passes Away

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 12:50 PM

Sad news from YES Network broadcaster and former All-Star David Cone.

As Big League Stew's Kevin Kaduk writes, Vernoica bit Cone's index finger during the Yankees' 1998 season, causing him to miss a start. His replacement? "El Duque" Orlando Hernandez, who proved to be brilliant for New York the rest of the way.

Perhaps most important, the rise of Hernandez led to this hilarious commercial:

RIP, Veronica.

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