Let me begin by saying this occurred in 1995 when my family and I were traveling and following the Yankees to several ball fields across the nation. We were at Kansas City watching the Yankees and Kansas City. The Yankees won, of course, and after the game we were waiting for the players to sign autographs. While we were waiting, I bought my eight-year-old son a new Yankees T-shirt and, of course, he put it on right away before the players came out. Paul OíNeill was one of the first to come out and my son asked him if he could have an autograph, but he didnít have any paper for Paul to sign on, so he said, "Please just sign my shirt." Paul looked at me for permission because he knew it was a new shirt and asked, "Is it alright to sign his shirt?" I said yes, and the rest is history. We still have that shirt, itís been washed a few times, so the autograph is faded but my son, now 20 years-old still knows "Paul OíNeill" signed it. It's left a memory for my son, but one for me too on how a player wasn't going to sign his shirt unless Mom gave her permission!
- Vickie O'Neill
For being the April winner of the 1999 World Series contest, Vickie will receive this Paul O'Neill 5-time World Series Champion autographed baseball with card holder. Congratulations, Vickie!
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