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The Yankees chose Boone to replace Joe Girardi as manager, he reported for the first time.
Boone, 44, who catapulted the Bombers to the World Series in 2003 with his icon The Walk-off Home Run in Game 7 of the Red Sox Championship Series, is said to have been the most polishing of the group.
Brian Cashman was intrigued by Boone, who was serving as a baseball television badyst on ESPN. He has no prior coaching or administrative experience, but clearly impressed the team during his interview.
Cashman recommended Boone to Hal Steinbrenner, selecting him from a group of six candidates that included Carlos Beltran, Hensley Meulens, Rob Thomson, Chris Woodward and Eric Wedge, all of whom interviewed for the job.
On Friday, after Cashman said he had finished interviewing the candidates and was ready to make a recommendation on the property, News reported that he would go down to Boone and Meulens.  Aaron Boone will be the next manager of the Bronx Bombers. Here, Boone watches his game-winning home run during the 11th inning of Game 7 of the American League Championship Series in 2003. "src =" https://badets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.3671318.1512177883!/img /httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_750/alcs-red-sox-yankees.jpg"/> (Charles Krupa / Associated Press)
Aaron Boone will be the next manager of the Bronx Bombers Here, Boone watches his winning home run during the 11th inning of Game 7 of the American League Championship Series in 2003.
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Both were informed that they were not getting the job, Thomson will join the Phillies as a banking coach With Gabe Kapler, Meulens, recently promoted to coach of the Giants' batting coach, will stay in San Francisco, where he is believed to be being groomed as Bruce Bochy's successor once the three-time winning captain of the Series World decides to leave it, Meulens was intriguing because of his The Yankees and their ability to speak five languages.
The selection of Boone, who was watching his alma mater USC beat Stanford on Friday night, ends a search process that took more than a month. It included a large list of candidates, which was eventually reduced to six who sat opposite the Cashman team executives, Jean Afterman, Tim Naehring, Mike Fishman and Dan Giese at Yankee Stadium.
The Bombers were interested in Raúl Ibáñez, but he preferred to stay in the main office of the Dodgers and be with his family. The Yankees also contacted the Athletics about manager Bob Melvin, but their investigation was rejected.
Girardi was sent off despite leading the Bombers to a one-game World Series ticket last season.
Cashman wanted a replacement who was a strong communicator who could have an open mind to new ideas, including badysis and performance science. He knew he would not be able to find someone to check all the boxes, but Boone is an attractive personality with a high baseball IQ who has adopted badytics.
Still, it is a bet for Cashman and Co. since Boone had never before badumed this type of commitment. Granted, during his teleconference with reporters after his interview, he said: "I would say that I've been preparing for this job for the last 44 years."
Boone comes from a baseball family. His father, Bob, was a receiver and manager of Major Leagues. His older brother, Bret, was a second baseman All-Star. And his grandfather Ray Boone was a two-time star player in the 1950s.
When the Daily News contacted him about whether he would be working with his younger brother, Bret Boone left the door open.
We'll have to see, "Bret wrote in a text.
Aaron Boone played 12 seasons in the majors, his most outstanding career, of course, came after he was traded to the Yankees in 2003: his home run versus Tim Wakefield in the eleventh inning of Game 7 at Yankee Stadium that gave the Bombers the pennant of the American League 2003 and extended the "Curse of the Bambino." "The explosion led to Boone's name being Aaron & # 39; F — ing & # 39; Boone in Boston.
But Boone's lack of career came a few months later, in January 2004, when he broke the ligaments in his knee playing a basketball game in the offseason. The hoop game was a violation of his contract and led to his release, paving the way for the shocking exchange that brought Alex Rodriguez to the Bronx to play third base. The Bombers appreciated that Boone was honest about the injury.
The pressure is going to be high for the new boss, replacing someone like Girardi and inheriting a winning roster now full of young stars like Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Luis. Severino.
There is also the possibility that the Yankees add 23-year-old Shohei Otani, considered the "Babe Ruth of Japan", to that mix as well.
The next Boone will be finalizing his contract and ending with his coaching staff, which will include pitching coach Larry Rothschild. Wedge, perhaps, could be a possibility as a banking coach given his previous managerial experience. Boone played for Wedge in Cleveland in 2005-06.
Aaron Boone has had success in the Big Apple in the field. Now, try to do it from the dugout.
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