The Greatest Farewells In New York Yankees History

5. Fans Say Goodbye To Paul O’Neill

Game 5 of the 2001 World Series — the Yankees’ final home game of the season — made its way to the ninth inning.

Many fans, knowing it would be Paul O’Neill’s last game in pinstripes, cherished the final time seeing him man right field in the Bronx. 56,018 fans came together on a November night and chanted the heck out of “Paul O’Neill.”

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Knowing that it was a World Series game, one in which the Yanks were trailing 2-0, he kept his composure throughout the duration of the frame. Waiting until he was jogging back to the dugout, O’Neill tipped his cap, drawing a thunderous roar at the stadium.

To make things even sweeter, the Yankees rallied to win that game 3-2 in 12 innings to take a 3-2 series lead back to Arizona.

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