News out of the Yankees’ camp is that they’ve issued Morgan Ensberg a jersey with #21. This makes me a little sad because, Paul O’Neill was one of my favorite Yankees during the 1996-2000 run. My two O’Neill images from the World Series are of him falling off the pile during the 1996 (?) celebration, and of him walking around right field in a daze after the 1999 sweep over the Braves, two days after his father’s death.
I know O’Neill wasn’t a home-grown Yankee, but I’d have given #51 out way before Paulie’s.