Aaron Boone could by no means have written out a lineup card or made a pitching change, however the Yankees consider their former third baseman has loads of attributes that can permit him to reach one of many highest-profile managing jobs in sports activities.
The workforce formally named Boone its 33rd supervisor Monday with a three-year deal and a workforce choice for 2021. The Yankees will introduce him Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
Whereas the 44-year-old authored one of the vital memorable moments in Yankees historical past with a walk-off residence run to beat the Purple Sox within the 2003 American League Championship Collection, he has by no means served as a supervisor or coach at any stage.
That is not essentially a disadvantage to groups hiring managers in recent times, nevertheless, and principal proprietor Hal Steinbrenner defined why in an announcement.
“I firmly consider that Aaron possesses the attributes wanted to observe within the custom of nice Yankees managers,” Steinbrenner stated. “From all accounts, he’s a cultured communicator who possesses the power to domesticate and develop relationships. Aaron has additionally spent a lifetime immersed in baseball, affording him a singular and intimate understanding of what fosters workforce success.
“Aaron’s identify is already etched into Yankees historical past, and my household and I are excited to welcome him again to this franchise. This chance will permit him to proceed to make a optimistic impression on this group in distinctly new and significant methods.”
It is good to have you ever again. pic.twitter.com/ITGM8jC6WT— New York Yankees (@Yankees) December four, 2017
Boone has been employed as an analyst by ESPN since retiring from baseball following the 2009 season, regularly rising to a high-profile spot on “Sunday Evening Baseball” telecasts.
After all, his expertise across the recreation runs far deeper than even his personal 12-year taking part in profession, as his brother Bret, father Bob and grandfather Ray additionally loved prolonged main league careers. Bob went on to handle the Royals and Reds, with Aaron holding a distinguished spot on his father’s roster throughout his time in Cincinnati.
“Phrases can not categorical how humbled I’m to put on the pinstripes once more because the supervisor of the Yankees,” Boone stated in a launch. “I wish to thank the Steinbrenner household and (common supervisor) Brian Cashman for entrusting me with this large honor and duty. I consider we’re getting into right into a particular time in New York Yankees historical past, and I’m so excited to be part of it. I can not wait to get to work — and that work begins now.”