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New York Yankees to retire Paul O’Neill’s No. 21 on Aug. 21


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Paul O’Neill’s No. 21 will be retired by the New York Yankees — on Aug. 21.

The Yankees said Tuesday they will maintain Paul O’Neill Day ceremonies in advance of that day’s sport from Toronto — assuming the lockout finishes and the 2022 time is played.

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O’Neill will develop into the 23rd player or manager whose amount was retired by the Yankees.

A 4-time Globe Collection winner for the Yankees nicknamed “The Warrior” by the late owner George Steinbrenner, O’Neill hit .303 with 185 homers and 858 RBIs for the Yankees from 1993-2001. He was a 4-time All-Star with the Yankees and won the 1994 AL batting title throughout a strike-shortened period.

FILE - New York Yankees' Paul O'Neill watches his home run in the 10th inning of the Yankees 4-3 defeat of the Boston Red Sox at New York's Yankee Stadium, Sunday, April 22, 2001. O'Neill's No. 21 will be retired by the New York Yankees — on Aug. 21. The Yankees said Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, that they will hold Paul O'Neill Day ceremonies before that day's game against Toronto _ assuming the lockout ends and the 2022 season is played.

FILE – New York Yankees’ Paul O’Neill watches his property run in the 10th inning of the Yankees 4-3 defeat of the Boston Pink Sox at New York’s Yankee Stadium, Sunday, April 22, 2001. O’Neill’s No. 21 will be retired by the New York Yankees — on Aug. 21. The Yankees explained Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, that they will maintain Paul O’Neill Working day ceremonies ahead of that day’s game towards Toronto _ assuming the lockout ends and the 2022 period is performed.
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A plaque for O’Neill in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park was focused on Aug. 9, 2014.

He is between the broadcast analysts for the Yankees’ Yes Network.

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Other Yankees with retired quantities are: No. 1 (Billy Martin, 1986), No. 2 (Derek Jeter, 2017), No. 3 (Babe Ruth, 1948), No. 4 (Lou Gehrig, 1939), No. 5 (Joe DiMaggio, 1952), No. 6 (Joe Torre, 2014), No. 7 (Mickey Mantle, 1969), No. 8 (Yogi Berra and Invoice Dickey, 1972), No. 9 (Roger Maris, 1984), No. 10 (Phil Rizzuto, 1985), No. 15 (Thurman Munson, 1979), No. 16 (Whitey Ford, 1974), No. 20 (Jorge Posada, 2015), No. 23 (Don Mattingly, 1997), No. 32 (Elston Howard, 1984), No. 37 (Casey Stengel, 1970), No. 42 (Mariano Rivera, 2013), No. 44 (Reggie Jackson, 1993), No. 46 (Andy Pettitte, 2015), No. 49 (Ron Guidry, 2003) and No. 51 (Bernie Williams, 2015).

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