This date in Kernels alumni history – November 4, 2001 – The Final Post
This is the final installment of This Date in Kernels Alumni History. This is the latest game I can find with a Cedar Rapids alumni making an appearance. I believe it is the latest into the year a World Series has ran as well, but I won’t guarantee that without further research. Thanks for following along since April. On November 4, 2001, Paul O’Neill (Cedar Rapids Reds– 1982) went 2-3 at the plate with a double as the New York Yankees fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 in game seven of the 2001 World Series at Bank One Ballpark.
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.