Mike Neill

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Mike Neill
Born: (1970-04-27) April 27, 1970 (age 49)
Martinsville, Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 27, 1998, for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
August 1, 1998, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average .267
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Team competition
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 1999 Winnipeg Team competition

Michael Robert Neill (born April 27, 1970 in Martinsville, Virginia) is a former Major League Baseball and Olympic baseball player. His baseball career included a stint with the Oakland Athletics and ended with the Olympic Gold Medal team in the 2000 games in Sydney, Australia. He was named Delaware Athlete of the Year in 2000.[citation needed] At Villanova University he compiled a .417 career batting average, led the Wildcats to the 1989 and 1991 Big East Conference crowns and was named 1991 Big East Player of the Year.[citation needed] He established team records: 232 hits, 53 doubles and 379 total bases and several single season records.[citation needed]

Neill won two Minor League batting championships and had a .307 batting average over 11 years. He was selected to 4 All-Star teams and was a key player in the Vancouver Canadians' 1999 AAA World Series victory.[citation needed] He was called up by the Oakland Athletics in 1998 but was sidelined with an injury.[citation needed] Neill led the 2000 USA Olympics team to a 4-0 win over Cuba in the gold medal game with a 1st-inning home run and a dramatic sliding catch in the 9th inning.[citation needed] His walk off homer against Japan won the team's 1st round Olympic contest.[citation needed] During the 1999 Pan American Games he had the game-winning hit to clinch the Olympic berth for his USA team.[citation needed]

Neill has spent the past 6 years as a financial adviser, currently with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Philadelphia.[citation needed] In 2005, He was inducted into the Delaware Hall of Fame.[citation needed] And in 2007, he was inducted into the Villanova Hall of Fame.[citation needed]

Neil currently resides in Radnor, Pennsylvania.[citation needed]

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