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Monday, August 22, 2022

New York Yankees retire Paul O’Neill’s No. 21; GM Brian Cashman, owner Hal Steinbrenner booed by fans

Eight years ago, Paul O’Neill was thanked by the New York Yankees for his contributions to their dynasty with a plaque in Monument Park.

On Sunday, the Yankees retired his No. 21—making him the 23rd player or manager in the franchise’s history honored in such a way.

The ceremony was drastically different from others, not only because O’Neill isn’t vaccinated against COVID-19 but also because the Yankees entered Sunday with 14 losses in their past 18 games. Frustrations are high to the point that there were noticeable boos for managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner and general manager Brian Cashman during the 33-minute ceremony.

New York’s first jersey retirement ceremony since 2017, when Derek Jeter’s No. 2 was honored, had the usual video tributes and messages, gifts and an acceptance speech.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 22, 2022 at 08:48 AM | 137 comment(s)
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