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.
One-time AL batting champ, five-time All-Star, five-time World Series champion. Paul O’Neill was the ultimate warrior.
Most look like they haven’t aged, some look even younger than they did when they were active players, and some are still involved for the love of the game. Here’s a look at nine athletes over 50 who are still better and more athletic than you and who could beat you in anything.
If they are being recognized for their vital contributions to a Yankees dynasty, then I think we have to start opening the door to countless more players who could be considered Yankees greats.
WFAN co-host Craig Carton has a problem with the Yankees. A monumental problem, if you will. And because of that, Boomer Esiason and Jerry Recco have a problem with Craigie.
The Yankees will retire former manager Joe Torre’s No. 6, leaving Derek Jeter’s No. 2 as the last single digit in New York’s pinstripes. And Torre, Gossage, Martinez and O’Neill will be honored with plaques in Monument Park.
He was the right man at the right time for a club that had fallen on hard times before 1996. And he didn’t mess it up when it would have been so easy to do just that.
He’s cocky. He’s arrogant. He’s extremely unlikable. And he doesn’t play the great game of baseball the right way, the way it’s supposed to be played. Who am I talking about? You know who. I’m talking about Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig.
Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty says his organization hasn’t reached out to Paul O’Neill, despite a report to the contrary.
The New York Yankees are honoring career saves leader Mariano Rivera in a 50 plus minute pregame ceremony.
Hideki Matsui added an extra bit of class to the Yankee pinstripes during his seven years in the Bronx and will be remembered as a beloved Yankee.
The pinstriped recipe for success this season will take a backseat to the sudden surge of southpaw pitching. The Yankees will remain in the playoffs for as long as CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte pitch to the back of their baseball cards.
Donald Trump is no stranger to Yankee Stadium. But when it comes to rooting on the Bombers, let’s just say “The Donald” should stay away from the wave — or get some practice.
The New York Yankees have announced that nearly 50 former Yankees will attend the 66th annual Old Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, July 1st.
As much as I’d love to lambaste Amar’e Stoudemire for his on and off-court conduct, I give the guy a pass. Fresh off another brutal loss to Miami, ensconced in the ashes of a charred season, Stoudemire tried to muscle his way out of a mental problem.