Boone picked by Yankees as next manager

Jonathan Hernandez
December 3, 2017

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.

Earlier this month, Alex Rodriguez already stated that he wasn't interested in managing the New York Yankees, the former team he played for, comparing the position to being the president of the United States.

The Yankees interviewed six candidates for the job. "That's part of the game and Major League sports".

On Friday morning, before the news leaked, Cashman was in Stamford, Connecticut, rehearsing for his annual rappelling down a building for charity. There will be no second round of interviews, as Cashman is ready to make his recommendation to ownership.

Wife Laura goes on church mission trips and Boone went with her on one in January of 2015 to Haiti following the devastating natural disaster. He said Cashman contacted him about succeeding Girardi, whose contract was not renewed despite the Yankees' surprising surge to the ALCS. "Open-mindedness to information. Being able to package all the tools in the toolbox, all that information [and] bandwidth and then laser-focus it in a way the players can understand it on a day-in, day-out basis".

"One of the big parts of the job is relationships, " said Boone, a point he expanded on.

Thomson, who had spent 28 seasons in the Yankees' organization, most recently as the bench coach, is finalizing a deal to fill that role for the Philadelphia Phillies. Sources said Carlos Beltran was informed he would not be the manager.

"It's just understanding what it is to be a Yankee, what it is to play here and just understanding the expectations that go with it".

Of course, the former infielder is known best for his 11 inning home run in Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium (the old one) to send the Yankees to the World Series.

He added, "Certainly the expectations now will be ramped up even more after such a successful season and when you look at the roster that we're going to potentially have out there".

By blowing out his left knee in a January 2004 pickup basketball game, Boone accidentally started the A-Rod Era in pinstripes; trading for Alex Rodriguez became the Yankees' solution to their sudden third base vacancy.

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.

Boone's father has worked for the Washington Nationals since December 2004 and now is an assistant general manager. We'll have to wait and see.

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