Despite pitching with a bone spur in his elbow, New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard is having a solid sophomore season that earned him an All-Star selection, and most recently, the cover of The New Yorker. The illustration is by artist Mark Ulriksen.

This week's cover, "Late Innings," by Mark Ulriksen: https://t.co/Q8NenAScDs pic.twitter.com/0UyEX4Hh72

— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) September 19, 2016

The last athletes to appear on the cover of The New Yorker were Usain Bolt and other Olympic sprinters (who were being chased by a swarm of mosquitoes). Derek Jeter was the last baseball player to land the cover in his retirement year.

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