The New York Yankees will retire Paul O'Neill's number this year

The New York Yankees will retire Paul O'Neill's number this year
22 Feb
2022
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Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB.  Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives.  As such, it is news to us that the New York Yankees will be retiring his number 21 this upcoming season.

The event will take place on August 21, during New York’s home game against Toronto.

After playing his first eight seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, O’Neill helped New York win four World Series Titles (1996, 1998, 1999 & 2000) where the Rightfielder smacked 185 Home Runs, 858 RBI, with an OPS of .869.  In 1994, O’Neill won the American League Batting Title with a .359 average and he also represented the Yankees in four All-Star Games.

O’Neill becomes the 23rd Yankee to have his numbers retired, joining Billy Martin (#1), Derek Jeter (#2), Babe Ruth (#3), Lou Gehrig (#4), Joe DiMaggio (#5), Mickey Mantle (#7), Yogi Berra (#8), Bill Dickey (#8), Roger Maris (#9), Phil Rizzuto (#10), Thurman Munson (#15), Whitey Ford (#16), Jorge Posada (#20), Don Mattingly (#23), Elston Howard (#32), Casey Stengel (#37), Mariano Rivera (#42), Reggie Jackson (#44), Andy Pettitte (#46), Ron Guidry (#49) and Bernie Williams (#51).

O’Neill had been previously honored by the Yankees with a plaque in Monument Park in 2014.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Paul O’Neill for his impending honor. 

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