This date in Kernels alumni history – October 31, 2001 – Paul O’Neill
On October 31, 2001, Paul O’Neill (Cedar Rapids Reds– 1982) went 1-4 at the plate and scored a run as the New York Yankees defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 in game four of the 2001 World Series at Yankee Stadium.
Paul O’Neill hit .288 with 281 HR and 1269 RBI during his 17 year MLB career playing for the Reds and Yankees. He won the American League batting title in 1994 with a .359 batting average. O’Neill was selected to five All-Star teams and was a member of six World Series teams earning five championship rings.
Paul O’Neill hit .272 with 8 HR and 71 RBI in 116 games as the 1982 Cedar Rapids Reds finished 61-79 under manager Randy Davidson.