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Reggie Jackson embraced the pressure and raised his profile to the next level in New York. David Wells sure loved playing there. And Paul O'Neill, a bundle of stress in Cincinnati, blossomed after being traded to the Yankees in 1992. While O'Neill won't make the Hall of Fame, he amassed 2,105 career hits and set a record for most times referred to as a "warrior" by George Steinbrenner.
The Bronx wasn't so kind to Ed Whitson, who received so much abuse from fans that he declared he couldn't pitch at Yankee Stadium, then lapsed into three-pack-a-day mode. And the classic bad fit was a lanky, laid-back Southern California dude named Jeff, whose ineffectiveness in New York led to rampant use of the term "Weaver-itis."
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