American former right fielder Paul Andrew O’Neill (born February 25, 1963) spent 17 seasons in Major League Baseball. He was a member of the New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds between 1985 and 1992.
O’Neill had a lifetime batting average of.288 with 281 home runs, 1,269 runs batted in, 2,107 hits, and those stats. With a.359 average, he captured the American League hitting the crown in 1994. He won the World Series five times and was an All-Star five times.
The only player to have participated on the winning team in three flawless games is O’Neill. For the Reds, he played right field during Tom Browning’s perfect game in 1988.
In 1998, he caught the final out (a fly ball) in David Wells’ perfect game for the Yankees, and in 1999, he doubled and made a leaping catch in the right field to help the Yankees beat David Cone’s perfect game.
O’Neill started working as a Yankees broadcaster on the YES Network after he stopped playing baseball. As of right now, he serves as the network’s primary game analyst and color commentator.
Will Paul O’Neill Make The Hall of Fame?
Paul O’Neill has his number 21 retired after he retired from Baseball in 2021. It is likely he would be honored in the Baseball Hall Of Fame.
The Yankees’ heart and soul was Paul O’Neill. Every day, he entered the field and demanded a victory rather than expecting one. He played a key role in the Yankees’ four World Series victories in five seasons.