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Paul O’Neill Hated to Lose: A Look Back at the 1997 Playoffs

Published by on May 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

It occurred between World Championships, which might be the reason it is not mentioned when discussing the last Yankees' dynasty.

But it was a performance that defined what the Yankees used to be.

It ranks with the heroics of Mickey Mantle, Reggie Jackson, Bucky Dent and Chris Chambliss—except the Yankees lost.

 

Paul O'Neill's Great Playoff Series

Paul O'Neill batted .421 in the first round of the 1997 playoffs against the Indians. He hit a home run in Game One, he hit a game-winning grand slam in Game Three, and he refused to be the final out of the series in Game Five.

It is only 12 years ago, but it might as well be 112 years ago, because the game and the ...

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