Former Yankees hero Aaron Boone is reportedly in the running to be the team’s next manager.
The New York Yankees are on the hunt for a new manager, and former hero Aaron Boone may be in the running for the job.
According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Yankees have added Boone’s name to the list, maybe because that will be one of the few names to rid Yankee fans of the horrible taste of seeing Girardi leaving after he led the team to the brink of the World Series this past season.
If you’re not sure who Boone is, his name is immortalized in Yankee lore. In 2003, Boone hit a walk-off home run in that year’s American League Championship Series in Game 7 to send the Yankees into the World Series over their hated enemy, the Boston Red Sox.
Making that home run even more incredible was the fact that Boone was batting just .125 with one measly RBI in that series. Flash forward to the present, and Boone is in the running to lead one of the MLB’s best up-and-coming teams, led by star Aaron Judge.
Of course, Boone isn’t the only name that’s in the running for one of the premier jobs in sports. According to Mike Mazzeo of the New York Daily News, Ex-Yankees and current team television analysts David Cone and John Flaherty are also very interested in the job. And let’s not forget the plethora of current managers who would trample over each other for the chance to lead the Yankees.
But, Boone is certainly a big name in his own right, just off of what he pulled off in 2003 in that ALCS alone. Should he get that interview scheduled soon, then it’ll be interesting to see whether or not he gets a serious look from the organization.