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262. Paul O'Neill
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 25, 1963 in Columbus, OH USA
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Height: 6'4"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: September 03, 1985
  • Final Game: October 07, 2001
  • MVP - 1990
  • MVP - 1994
  • MVP - 1995
  • MVP - 1997
  • MVP - 1998
 
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Paul O’Neill cut his teeth in the majors with the Cincinnati Reds, breaking in the bigs in 1985.  Playing mostly in Rightfield, O'Neill became a starter in 1988, and he was a member of the Reds shocking 1990 World Series championship and was an All-Star in 1991.  Following the 1992 Season, O'Neill was traded to the New York Yankees, and it was in pinstripes that he achieved his greatest fame and success.

O’Neill had never batted .300 as a Red, but he did so in his first six seasons in New York, including a Batting Title in 1994 with a .359 Average.  O'Neill was not just showing off a better average as his power number improved with six 20 Home Run and four 100 RBI years, and he would go to four All-Star Games with the Yanks.  More importantly, he was a large piece of the Yankees machine that won four World Series Championships in five years (1996 & 1998-2000).

O'Neill retired in 2001 and totaled 2,105 Hits, 281 Home Runs, and 1,269 RBIs.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Monday, 01 January 2007
  • Position: Outfield
  • Played For: Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (5) (Cincinnati Reds 1990 & New York Yankees 1996, 1998, 1999 & 2000) 
    All-Star (5) (1991, 1994, 1995, 1997 & 1998)
    Highest Batting Average (1) (AL) (1994)
    Highest Stolen Base Percentage (1) (AL) (1998)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes: 
    (AL: 1994, 5th)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Offensive bWAR)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Defensive bWAR)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Slugging Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS+)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Home Runs)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Championship Win Probability Added)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Total Zone Runs)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    None.

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    2007: 2.2%

  • Should be Inducted As A: New York Yankee

Should Paul O'Neill be in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 33.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 33.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 16.7%

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