Yankees followers boo Hal Steinbrenner, Brian Cashman amid workforce’s struggles

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New York Yankees chairman Hal Steinbrenner and normal supervisor Brian Cashman confronted the wrath of followers at Yankee Stadium because the group retired Paul O’Neill’s quantity on Sunday.

The Yankees entered the ultimate sport of a four-game collection in opposition to the Toronto Blue Jays seeking to win their tenth sport within the final 30. As Steinbrenner and Cashman stepped onto the sector for the ceremony, each executives confronted noticeable boos.

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Retired New York Yankees player Paul O'Neill speaks to fans during a number retirement ceremony before a baseball game between the Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, in New York.

Retired New York Yankees participant Paul O’Neill speaks to followers throughout a quantity retirement ceremony earlier than a baseball sport between the Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, in New York.
(AP Photograph/Corey Sipkin)

New York was 4-14 in August earlier than beating the Blue Jays to stave off a sweep, however the message from Yankees followers to the highest brass was despatched loud and clear.

The 40-minute ceremony noticed a few of O’Neill’s former teammates take the sector. Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams, Tino Martinez and Andy Pettitte have been amongst these in attendance, in line with the New York Publish. O’Neill was not allowed to work together with any of the present Yankees gamers as a result of he’s not vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19.

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New York Yankees former player Paul O’Neill fist bumps owner Hal Steinbrenner during a ceremony to retire his number before the game between the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium August 21, 2022, in New York.

New York Yankees former participant Paul O’Neill fist bumps proprietor Hal Steinbrenner throughout a ceremony to retire his quantity earlier than the sport between the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium August 21, 2022, in New York.
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He hit .303 with 185 residence runs and 858 RBI with the Yankees from 1993 to 2001. He was a four-time All-Star and a received 4 World Collection titles. His No. 21 will now stay in Monument Park.

“That’s why I’m celebrating this present day, as a result of that is the largest dream that I’ve ever had in my life,” he stated.

O’Neill has referred to as video games on the Sure Community from his Ohio residence for the reason that pandemic-impacted season in 2020. When requested by NJ.com about his vaccination standing, he stated he’d “relatively not focus on that.”

Retired New York Yankees player Paul O'Neill stands next to his number in Monument Park during a number retirement ceremony before a baseball game between the Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, in New York.

Retired New York Yankees participant Paul O’Neill stands subsequent to his quantity in Monument Park throughout a quantity retirement ceremony earlier than a baseball sport between the Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, in New York.
(AP Photograph/Corey Sipkin)

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Solely LaTroy Hawkins wore the No. 21 for the Yankees since O’Neill retired. Hawkins wore it at factors in 2008 earlier than switched it shortly after the season began.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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