Aaron Boone secured his place in New York Yankees lore with one of the most indelible home runs in franchise history. Former MLB player Aaron Boone as been tapped to be the pinstriped team's new manager and we've got 5 things to know about him.
The New York Daily News was first to report Boone's hiring.
Based on sourced information from how all the interviews went down, it appears Boone, Meulens and Beltran all made the strongest impressions on Cashman and his team of close advisers that included VP of Baseball Operations Tim Naehring, assistant GM Mike Fishman and Senior VP Jean Afterman who were part of the process.
With reigning AL home run king Aaron Judge, power-hitting catcher Gary Sanchez, ace Luis Severino, a top-notch bullpen and ascendant young infielder Gleyber Torres all at his disposal, Boone should have the resources necessary to morph the Yankees into a perennial powerhouse once he gets acclimated to life on the bench.
Boone's grandfather, Ray, father, Bob, and brother, Bret, all played in the Majors, and his father managed the Reds (1995-97) and Royals (2001-03).
Aaron Boone has already helped the Yankees to one World Series, and the organization has apparently decided he is the right man to lead them to another in the near future. The Yankees, who in spring training, were picked to finish in fourth place and were considered a rebuilding team, ended up winning 91 games, knocked off the American League Champion Cleveland Indians and then took the eventual World Series Champion Houston Astros to a seventh game.
The Yankees interviewed six candidates for the job. It's a heck of a job to land as your first time managing in any role.
That's good news because managing in NY is not an easy task-whether you're in the Bronx or even in Queens, you're constantly under the microscope. And he's been able to thrive in the spotlight before; just like Girardi did.
Aaron Boone said on November 17 that he believes that time with the Yankees could help him prepare for this job, which certainly comes with its share of expectations.
This Yankees team is on the rise and ready to compete for championships. Both had incredible success. Accompanying her caption was a link to an article entitled, "The best and only choice for Yankees manager is obvious," lobby for Rodriguez to fill the vacant position. Boone, who is nearly nine years younger than Girardi, will perhaps forge stronger bonds with a young core that includes right fielder Aaron Judge, catcher Gary Sanchez, first baseman Greg Bird and pitchers Luis Severino and Dellin Betances.