There are few things most baseball fans know about Aaron Boone, who was hired Friday to be the Yankees‘ new manager.
The former third baseman, of course, is best known for hitting an 11th inning, Game 7 ALCS homer at the old Yankee Stadium to carry the 2003 Yankees into the World Series.
He’s also known for blowing out his left knee 2 1/2 months later playing a pick-off basketball game and being released six weeks after that. The injury cost him all but $917,533 in termination pay from a one-year $5.75 million contract that was forfeited and led to the Yankees trading for Alex Rodriguez.
One more thing Boone is famous for is being one half of a third-generation big leaguer in which he, brother Bret Boone, father Bob Boone and grandfather Ray Boone all played in at least one All-Star Game.
Here are some other things about the Yankees’ new manager that you may not know:
— His great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather was Daniel Boone, the legendary pioneer who lived from 1734 to 1820.
— As a member of the Houston Astros, Boone underwent open-heart surgery in March 2009 at Stanford University Medical Center to replace an aortic valve. He wound up making his season debut on Sept. 1 and
Article source: http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2017/12/yankees_hire_aaron_boone_things_need_to_know_about.html
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