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Aaron Boone #17

MANAGERIAL/COACHING CAREER
Will be making his managerial debut in 2018…is the 18th Yankees manager to have also played for the club... According to the Elias Sports Bureau, will join his father, Bob, as the third father-son duo to both serve as Major League managers, joining George and Dick Sisler and Bob and Joel Skinner…Bob Boone spent parts of six seasons as a Major League skipper, leading the Kansas City Royals from 1995-97, then guiding the Reds from 2001-03, a stint during which he managed Aaron... Is one of nine active managers to have played for the franchise he currently manages, joining Kevin Cash (Tampa Bay), Alex Cora (Boston), Craig Counsell (Milwaukee), Terry Francona (Cleveland), Dave Martinez (Washington), Mike Matheny (St. Louis), Paul Molitor (Minnesota) and Dave Roberts (Los Angeles-NL)-credit: ESPN Stats & Info.

PLAYING CAREER
Is part of the first family in Baseball history to produce three generations of Major League players…his father, Bob, played 19 seasons from 1972-90, and his grandfather, Ray, had a 13-year playing career from 1948-60…his older brother, Bret, played 14 seasons (1992-2005), including two with Aaron in Cincinnati from 1997-98…all four reached 1,000H at the Major League level... He (126) and brother, Bret (252) are one of nine sets of brothers to each hit at least 100HR, joining Roberto and Sandy Alomar Jr., Ken and Clete Boyer, Joe and Vince DiMaggio, Stephen and J.D. Drew, Bob and Irish Meusel, Yadier and Bengie Molina, Melvin Jr. and Justin Upton and Delmon and Dmitri Young(credit: Elias)... The 2003 NL All-Star hit .263 (1,017-for-3,871) with 519R, 216 doubles, 126HR, 555RBI and 107SB in 1,152 games over 12 Major League seasons as an infielder with the Cincinnati Reds (1997-2003), Yankees (2003), Cleveland Indians (2005-06), Florida Marlins (2007), Washington Nationals (2008) and Houston Astros (2009)... Made his Major League debut with Cincinnati on 6/20/97 to replace his brother, Bret, who was optioned in what is believed to be the first transaction involving brothers…made his Major League debut that night at St. Louis, going 1-for-3 with 1RBI…collected his first hit and RBI in his third plate appearance with an infield single off Matt Morris in the sixth inning…was ejected from the game by HP umpire Gary Darling for throwing his helmet (was just the fourth player in Baseball history to be ejected in his Major League debut)... Made his first Opening Day roster with the Reds in 1998…hit his first career HR on 8/26 vs. the Cubs (Kerry Wood)... Had arthroscopic surgery to clean out his left knee on 12/8/99, which was performed by Dr. Timothy Kremchek…underwent reconstructive surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on 8/8/00…the surgery was performed by Kremchek and Dr. James Andrews…suffered the injury on 7/5/00 at St. Louis... Played 103 games with the Reds in 2001, despite being placed on the D.L. with broken bones suffered after being hit by pitches: 5/15-6/14 with a broken hamate bone in his right hand (suffered on 5/14 vs. Houston when he was hit by a Wade Miller pitch and had surgery the next day to remove the bone, performed by hand specialist Dr. Greg Sommerkamp and Dr. Timothy Kremchek), 8/15-31 with a broken right wrist (suffered on 8/14 at St. Louis when he was hit by a pitch by Matt Morris) and 9/24-the end of the season with a broken left thumb (suffered on 9/23 at Milwaukee when hit by a Jamey Wright pitch and had surgery to insert a pin and a wire into the thumb, also performed by Sommerkamp and Kremchek, on 9/27)... Hit a career-high 26HR with the Reds in 2002…homered three times on 8/9/02 vs. San Diego, including two in the first inning off Padres starter Brett Tomko…later homered off Tomko in the fourth inning…hit the last of 4,652HR at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium/Cinergy Field on 9/22/02 off Philadelphia's Dan Plesac... Helped the Yankees clinch the American League pennant in 2003, hitting a series-ending, "walk-off" home run off Boston's Tim Wakefield in the bottom of the 11th inning of Game 7 in the ALCS…in 54 regular season games with the Yankees-all in 2003-hit .254 (48-for-189) with 31R, 13 doubles, 6HR and 31RBI…was acquired by the Yankees from Cincinnati in exchange for LHP Brandon Claussen, LHP Charlie Manning and cash considerations on 7/31/03…overall, set career highs with 158H, 92R and 96RBI over 160G with the Reds and Yankees in 2003... Missed the entire 2004 season after having two surgeries on his left knee…prior to the season, had surgery on the knee after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament playing in a pick-up basketball game in January in Newport Beach, Calif.…the surgery was performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum in Anaheim, Calif., on 2/16…at the time of the injury, was on the Yankees' 40-man roster, but was released on 3/1... Signed a Major League contract with Cleveland as a free agent on 6/26/04…joined Cleveland in July and began experiencing pain and swelling in the surgically repaired knee…underwent a second procedure on 8/20/04 to remove loose bodies and promote cartilage growth in the left knee joint... Reached the 1,000H and 500R plateau for his career in 2008 with Washington... On 3/26/09, underwent open-heart surgery to replace his bicuspid aortic valve, then returned to play for Houston in September 2009…is believed to be the first player to appear in a Major League game following open-heart surgery…played his final Major League game on 10/4/09 at the Mets... Was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the third round of the 1994 First-Year Player Draft…was selected by the California Angels in the 43rd round of the 1991 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign... Appeared in 580 minor league games, batting .271 (585-for-2,158) with 346R, 133 doubles, 67HR and 325RBI…was a Pioneer League All-Star in 1994, a Carolina League All-Star in 1995 and a Southern League All-Star in 1996.

PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS
Is married to Laura…the couple has four children: Jeanel, Sergot, Brandon and Bella... Graduated from Villa Park (Calif.) High School in 1991, where he played baseball, basketball and football... Played three seasons at the University of Southern California from 1992-94, hitting .302 with 11HR and 94RBI... Following his retirement as a player, spent eight years as a broadcaster for ESPN, appearing as a studio analyst on Baseball Tonight from 2010-14 before serving as a color analyst on game broadcasts in 2015 and on Sunday Night Baseball telecasts for the 2016-17 seasons... Was named the 2005 recipient of the Gibbons/Olin "Good Guy Award" presented by the Cleveland Chapter of the BBWAA to a player who best exhibits a professional and courteous manner with the media.