Yankees hire Aaron Boone: 7 things you don’t know about new manager

There are few things most baseball fans know about Aaron Boone, who was hired Friday to be the Yankees‘┬ánew 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.

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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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