Paul O’Neill will finally have number retired by Yankees


TAMPA — The Yankees are lastly retiring Paul O’Neill’s quantity 21.

No Yankee has worn it since LaTroy Hawkins briefly did in 2008 – and confronted backlash.

O’Neill will likely be honored earlier than the Yankees recreation in opposition to the Blue Jays on August — you guessed it — twenty first. 

Paul O’Neill at Previous Timers’ Day in 2018
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“Wow. My heartfelt due to the Steinbrenner household, the whole Yankees group, YES Community, my teammates & coaches over time, & most significantly the followers of New York,” O’Neill wrote on Twitter. “That is the best honor of my life. I’m perpetually grateful for all you will have performed for me & my household!”

Paul O'Neill celebrates Yankees winning the 2000 World Series.
Paul O’Neill celebrates Yankees profitable the 2000 World Collection.
New York Put up

The retired proper fielder is the twenty third Yankees participant or supervisor to have his quantity retired, and the primary since Derek Jeter was honored in 2017.

O’Neill, who performed 9 seasons with the Yankees and gained 4 World Collection titles in The Bronx, has had a plaque in Monument Park since 2014.

He stays concerned with the group, serving as an analyst for the YES Community.



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