» July 28, 1990:
With one out to go, the Giants Scott Garrelts loses a no-hitter when the Reds Paul O'Neill singles. Garrelts finishes with a 4–0 one-hit win.
» October 5, 1990: Right fielder Paul O'Neill drives in both Cincinnati runs and throws out a runner at 3rd base to spark the Reds to a 2–1 win in game two of the NLCS, tying the series at one game apiece.
» October 9, 1990: The Red Sox fail to hold a 1–0 lead for the 3rd consecutive game as Oakland opens up a commanding 3-0 lead in the ALCS with a 4–1 victory. In Pittsburgh, Paul O'Neill and Chris Sabo each homer to lead the Reds to a 5–3 win and a 3-1 lead in the NLCS.
» September 14, 1991: Mariano Duncan, Hal Morris, and Paul O'Neill hit back-to-back-to-back home runs off Astros hurler Mark Portugal for the Reds. The homers account for the only Cincinnati runs in a 7-3 loss.
» November 3, 1992: The Yankees trade OF Roberto Kelly and minor league 1B Joe DeBerry to the Reds in exchange for OF Paul O'Neill.
» August 31, 1995: Yankees' OF Paul O'Neill homers in his first three at bats and drives home eight runs in leading the New Yorkers to an 11-6 win over California.
» April 28, 1996:
The Yankees top the Twins, 6–3, as reliever Mariano Rivera pitches the last three innings for the win. Rivera has now thrown nine hitless innings over his last three outings. Paul O'Neill, leading the A.L. in hitting, robs Paul Molitor of a homer in the 7th and then clouts one of his own. The Yankees pull ahead of Baltimore in the A.L. East.
» April 30, 1996: In the longest 9-inning game ever—4 hours and 21 minutes—the Yankees outslug the Orioles, 13–10 to disappoint 43,117 at Camden Yards. The host O's score nine runs off starter Andy Pettitte and take a 9–4 lead in the 2nd. New York ties it at 9–9 in the 5th, then wins it in the 7th on Tino Martinez's 3-run shot. Jim Leyritz and Paul O'Neill also homer for New York. The previous record for longest game was 4:18, set in a 1962 Dodgers-Giants game.
» May 2, 1996:
After missing his first start in nine years because of a numbed finger on his pitching hand, David Cone tosses a complete game, 5–1 win over the White Sox. Jim Leyritz and Paul O'Neill back him with homers.
» May 7, 1996:
The first-place Yankees score eight runs in the 6th inning to beat the hapless Tigers, 12–5. Paul O'Neill is 2-for-3 to raise his average to .384, and Ruben Sierra drives home four runs. After the game, the Yankee players learn that clubhouse leader David Cone has an aneurysm in the front of his right shoulder that will require surgery on May 10th. Cone has experienced numbness in his pitching hand as a result.
» August 28, 1996:
Seattle's 10-2 win over the visiting Yankees is delayed 10 minutes by a bench clearing brawl in the 8th inning following a close pitch by M's rookie Tim Davis. The M's John Marzano and Yanks Paul O'Neill and Jeff Nelson all receive 2-game suspensions, with the New Yorkers each getting fined $1,000. Nelson opened the 8th by plunking Joey Cora.
» September 4, 1996:
Andy Pettitte wins his 20th as the Yankees prevail over the A's, 10–3. Paul O'Neill and Tino Martinez solo in the 4th inning. The Yanks last 20-game winner was Ron Guidry in 1985.
» October 12, 1996: The Yankees' 8-4 win over the Orioles gives them a 3-games-to-1 lead in the ALCS. Darryl Strawberry homers twice for NY, while Bernie Williams and Paul O'Neill add 4-baggers.
» May 14, 1997:
In Minneapolis, New York's Paul O'Neill ties the score with an RBI double in the ninth, then homers in the 12th inning to lead the Yankees to a 6–5 win over the Twins. O'Neill doubles off Rick Aguilera, and hit his seventh homer of the season off Eddie Guardado. O'Neill also makes an error, his 2nd in six days: he had gone 235 straight games without an error. Tino Martinez adds his 16th homer, as Brian Boehringer (2-2) pitches one inning for the win.
» August 30, 1997: Yankee P David Wells strikes a familiar note as he threatens to punch out owner George Steinbrenner during a clubhouse argument. Reportedly, the argument began after the team's 7-2 loss to the Expos, when a play occurred that was similar to last year's ALCS. This time it was against the Yankees; Darrin Fletcher's gets a home run when a fan in right field reaches over and snagged the ball before Paul O'Neill could catch it. Wells opined to Steinbrenner that extra security should be added in RF to prevent this sort of thing, George answered that Wells ought to stick to his pitching. When Wells said that Steinbrenner could trade him, the owner answered that no one wanted the lefty. It was then that Wells joined the ranks of earlier Yankees who have wanted to flatten the feisty owner.
» September 30, 1997: Cleveland scores five runs in the 1st inning, but the Yankees come back to win with five of their own in the 6th to defeat the Indians in Game one of their playoff series, 8-6. Tim Raines, Derek Jeter, and Paul O'Neill hit consecutive home runs in the decisive inning, giving Mario Mendoza the victory.
» October 4, 1997:
New York goes a game up on Cleveland with a 6-1 victory behind David Wells' 5-hitter. OF Paul O'Neill hits a 4th-inning grand slam, and drives home five of the runs.
» May 6, 1998:
In a wild game, the Yankees (22–6) beat the Rangers, 15-13, after jumping out to a 9-0 lead with two in the 1st and seven in the 2nd. But the Rangers came back with seven in the 3rd. After the Yankees score four in the top of the 4th, the Rangers score three to cut the lead to 13-10, then tie it with three in the 6th. Jorge Posada's RBI single gives the Yankees the lead in the 8th. Derek Jeter has four hits, including a triple and homer, and five RBI, while Paul O'Neill contributes three hits, two runs, two RBI, a double and a home run. Juan Gonzalez has three hits, five RBI, three runs and a home run for the Rangers. The game is a turning point for David Wells. After Wells allows seven runs on seven hits in two 2/3 innings, he receives a tongue lashing from Joe Torre which proves therapeutic.
» October 2, 1998: The Yankees shutout the Rangers, 4–0, to sweep their divisional playoff. Shane Spencer hits a 3–run homer and Paul O'Neill a solo blast for NY.
» June 1, 1999: At Yankee Stadium, Roger Clemens and New York overpower the Indians, 11-5. Derek Jeter has two hits, three runs, and has now reached base in all 50 Yankee games (a record going back to 1961). Reliever Steve Reed plunks Jeter in the 8th, then Paul O'Neill hits 2-run home run.
» September 14, 1999:
The Yankees rally with a pair of grand slams, just the 3rd time in club history, to beat the Blue Jays, 10–6. Bernie Williams ties the game with a slam in the 8th inning, and Paul O'Neill wins it in the 9th with another slam.
» October 23, 1999: The Yankees 2-hit the Braves, 4-1, to take the opening game of the World Series. Orlando Hernandez holds Atlanta to one hit in seven innings for the victory. The Braves' only run comes on a 4th inning homer by Chipper Jones. Scott Brosius has three hits for NY, while Paul O'Neill drives home two runs.
» April 5, 2001: Paul O'Neill hits a 1st inning home run, off Dan Reichert, for the only run in the Yankees' 1-0 win over the Orioles. Mike Mussina (7.2 IP) is the winner. It is only the 2nd time in team history that the Yankees win a 1-0 game with a 1st inning home run. Previously, it was done in 1941, with the home run by Phil Rizzuto.
» April 19, 2001: The Yankees defeat the Blue Jays, 6-5, in 17 innings and almost six hours. Six relievers pitch 11 scoreless innings before Chuck Knoblauch walks and Derek Jeter singles him to 2B. Paul O'Neill's 4th hit of the game finally ends it.
» May 13, 2001:
The Yanks finally lose to a below .500 team as the Orioles double them, 10–5. Paul O'Neill hits a 2-out, 2-run homer in the 9th to tie, but the O's score five runs off Mariano Rivera in the 11th to win. The big blow is Jeff Conine's home run.
» August 25, 2001:
The Yankees defeat the Angels, 7–5, as Roger Clemens becomes the 1st AL hurler to go 17–1 to begin a season. OF Paul O'Neill hits his 20th home run of the year, making him the oldest player in history—at age 38—to reach the 20 home run–20 SB mark in a season.
» October 17, 2001: The Yankees take the first game of the ALCS with a 4-2 win over the Mariners. Andy Pettitte gets the victory while Paul O'Neill hits a 2-run home run for NY.