CONE HEADS TO HALL: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum asked Yankees P David Cone for either the cap or jersey he wore during his perfect game on Sunday. The museum has already been promised a ball used during the game, according to a spokesman. The Hall of Fame has a ball on display from every major league no-hitter since 1940.
Meantime, Cone was named AL player of the week; Pirates 1B Kevin Young, who batted .500 with three home runs, earned NL honors.
THE WINDUP: Red Sox P Pedro Martinez (15-3) said yesterday he has stiffness in his right shoulder and will miss a start for the first time in his career. Martinez, the MVP of last week's All-Star Game, said his shoulder has hurt for the past month.
"I'm going to wait three days, not pick up a ball and see what happens," Martinez said. . . .
Greg Maddux, the Braves' four-time Cy Young Award winner, has discarded his contact lenses and glasses after undergoing laser eye surgery.
"It flat-out fixed them," Maddux said. "I see good now. I think I'm better than 20-20. Incredible. It's like I'm seeing better than I ever saw. It's wild."
Maddux said he had the surgery on July 9 -- less than 48 hours before he allowed one run in eight innings during a win over the Red Sox.