Happy 50th Birthday, Paul O’Neill!

Today is Paul O’Neill’s 50th birthday, I know, I can’t believe it either and to honor him, I thought I’d post the video that would make anyone cry: It’s the infamous “Paul O’Neill” chant that erupted during the top of the ninth inning of Game Five of the 2001 World Series.

Yankee fans knew that game would be the last time they’d see O’Neill in a home uniform, in Yankee Stadium and the result is truly amazing. Even Joe Buck was astonished by what the New York fans did that night.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast.

About Stacey Gotsulias

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast.

7 thoughts on “Happy 50th Birthday, Paul O’Neill!

  1. Stacy, you just made us all simultaneously feel old and cry. But we will still come back for more tomorrow.

  2. Thanks for the reminder, Stacey. That was a magical night, not least because of the chant. It was (and still is) my favorite Stadium game – especially what followed, with Scott Brosius' 9th inning tying homer landing about ten feet in front of me and the game winner next inning. Definitely one of the best birthday presents I ever got.