Aaron Boone was born into the game

Among the many intra-Boone exchanges that went over the transom Friday was one from the new Yankees manager’s father to his nephew.

“Aaron’s got some tickets,” Bob Boone, a Nationals vice president and senior adviser to general manager Mike Rizzo, informed his grandson, Jacob Boone, a baseball player for Princeton. “You’re probably going to be a really popular guy.”

Bob can boast of 2,264 major league games as a player and another 815 as a manager. Aaron Boone’s older brother, Bret, Jacob’s father, played 14 seasons in the majors and earned selection to three All-Star Games. The late Ray Boone — Bob’s dad, Bret and Aaron’s grandpa and Jacob’s great-grandfather — played in an impressive 1,373 games, to boot, and spent some time with the champion 1948 Indians.

As they hope to build another dynasty, the Yankees found themselves a new manager who’s part of his own baseball dynasty: His family.

Surely, the Yankees hope that osmosis can be a secret ingredient in this high-risk, high-reward hire.

“Absolutely, it helps that your daddy was in the game, but it has nothing to do with where you’re headed in the game,” Bob Boone told The Post in a telephone interview Friday night. “It means you’re not awed by the game. When you’re around [Steve] Carlton, [Pete] Rose, [Mike] Schmidt, [Greg] Luzinski, [Larry] Bowa, growing

Article source: https://nypost.com/2017/12/02/aaron-boone-was-born-into-the-game/

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