Aaron John Boone (born March 9, 1973) is a former professional baseball third baseman, broadcaster and the current manager of the New York Yankees. He is the son of Bob Boone, grandson of Ray Boone, and the brother of Bret Boone.
Boone played in the Majors for the Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Florida Marlins, Washington Nationals, and Houston Astros from 1997 through 2009. He was an All-Star in 2003, and most notably hit the ALCS winning walk-off home run off of Knuckleballer, Tim Wakefield.
From 2010 to 2017, Boone was employed by ESPN as a game analyst and a color commentator for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball coverage, as well as a contributor to Baseball Tonight.
In December 2017, the Yankees hired Boone to become the 33rd manager in franchise history. This will be Boone’s first managerial job in baseball ever, having never managed anywhere in professional baseball. However, as Spring Training has gone on there has only been positive reviews about Aaron and his encouraging nature with all the players in camp.[sc name=”NYY Thumbnail”]
3 days until the legacy grows. pic.twitter.com/bXC5fPIT4O
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 26, 2018
Aaron Boone hit one of the biggest homeruns in Yankees Post-Season history and there’s no denying that definitely aided in his quest to become the Yankees manager. However his legacy with the New York Yankees will be what he does as a manager. Like Joe Torre and Joe Girardi before him, the only thing that will form his legacy is winning the World Series.