NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Yankees honored Paul O’Neill during a ceremony Saturday with a plaque to be placed in Monument Park.
Dubbed “The Warrior” by Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for his passionate style of play, O’Neill was honored before the Yankees played the Cleveland Indians.
O’Neill said he was humbled to know that his plaque will be among the many Yankees greats feted in Monument Park, located beyond the center field wall at Yankee Stadium.
In nine years with the Yankees, the right fielder hit .303 with 185 homers and 858 RBIs. He helped New York win four World Series titles and five AL pennants from 1996-2001. O’Neill won the 1994 AL batting title.
Joe Torre, the Yankees’ manager during the championship run, called O’Neill relentless.
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