Paul O'Neill Celebrity Life
Born on 25th February 1963, Paul Andrew O’Neill is a former baseball player in America who played the game as an outfielder. He holds the distinction of playing 17 seasons in MLB and played for organizations like Cincinnati Reds from 1985 to 1992, as well as, New York Yankees from 1993 to 2001. He scored 1,269 runs batted in, a batting average of .288 in his career, and 281 home runs.
In 1994, O’ Neill bagged the title of the AL batting when he had an average of .359. He had been a 5-time champion in the World Series, as well as, a 5-time All-Star from 1991 to 1998.
Also, he is the only baseball player who has been a part of the winning team with 3 perfect games. After taking retirement from playing baseball in the field, he started working as a broadcaster on the YES TV network where he broadcasted for the Yankees. At present, he works as a color commentator and the lead game analyst for the same network.
O’Neill originally belongs to Columbus and the former player’s family and he is great fans of the organization Cincinnati Reds. Molly O’Neill, a food writer, cookbook author, and a chef is his older sister. The former player studied in Brookhaven High School and played basketball and baseball both. In 1981, during his senior year, O’Neill bagged the all-state honors.
In 1981, the Cincinnati Reds signed a contract with him in the MLB draft’s 4th round. It marked the beginning of his professional baseball career.Cincinnati Reds from 1985 to 1992
O’Neill played hid debut game in the MLB on 3rd September 1985. For the remaining part of the season of 1985, this former player participated in 5 games with 1 RBI and 4 hits. O’Neill spent a major chunk of the season of 1986 in the minor leagues. He was seen playing just 3 games with the Major League franchise in 1986.
Also, he failed to get a hit that year in the majors. The former player divided his team between the Major League team and the minors in 1987. That year, O’Neill played 84 games in total for the Cincinnati Reds and had 28 RBI and 7 home runs. He had his 1st full season with the team in 198. During this season he participated in 145 games.
O’Neill was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Yankees on 3rd November 1992 in exchange for Roberto Kelly. During his maiden season with the Yankees, he played 141 games with 75 RBI and 20 home runs batting .311.
In 1994, which was the lockout-shortened season, the former player was seen in 103 games and had a batting average of .359, 83 RBI, and 21 home runs. His performance led to him being chosen for his 2nd All-Star game.
O’Neill retired from the sports after the World Series of 2001. Since then his No. 21 uniform was worn by another player just once. LaTroy Hawkins, a relief pitcher wore the number briefly during the beginning of the 2008 season. However, Hawkins had to don a different uniform on 16th April 2008 after receiving criticisms from several Yankee fans. On 9th August 2014, the player was honored by the Yankees with a plaque in one of the parks (Monument Park).
Paul O’Neil and Nevalee, his wife were neighbors in Columbus. The couple resides in Montgomery, Ohio and has 3 children.
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