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Aaron Boone officially named manager of the New York Yankees

It is now official: Aaron Boone is the new manager of the New York Yankees.

On Monday afternoon, the Yankees announced that Boone will become the 33rd manager in franchise history. The 44-year-old agreed to a three-year contract through the 2020 season with a team option for the 2021 campaign.

After interviewing six candidates for the position, the Yankees felt that Boone was the right man for the job. He becomes the 18th Yankees manager to have played for the organization.

The 44-year-old spent 12 seasons in the big leagues, posting a .263 batting average with 126 home runs and 555 RBIs. During his only season with the Bronx Bombers, Boone is remembered for his series-ending walk-off home run that sent the Yankees to the 2003 World Series.

Boone has no prior coaching experience, but has spent the last few seasons serving as a broadcaster for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. Although he lacks the experience, Boone comes from a family that has a lot of baseball history.

The Boone’s are the first family in Major League Baseball history to produce three generations of major league players.

Ray Boone (1948-1960)
Bob Boone (1972-1990)
Bret Boone (1992-2005)
-Aaron Boone (1997-2009)

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Boone also joins his father, Bob, as only the third father-son duo to both serve as managers in the Major Leagues.

Boone will inherit a roster that many believe is ready to “win-now.” The Bronx Bombers are coming off a season in which they fell just one win short of a World Series berth.

The Yankees will have an official press conference to introduce Boone as their manager on Wednesday. Coverage of the press conference will be streamed live on the YES Network.

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