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Aaron Boone: Making sense of the Yankees new manager

Aaron Boone: Making sense of the Yankees new manager

Aaron Boone secured his place in New York Yankees lore with one of the most indelible home runs in franchise history.

Interviews are over and the Yankees will pick between the six candidates who have already interviewed for the job - Aaron Boone, Hensley Meulens, Carlos Beltran, Eric Wedge, Rob Thompson and Chris Woodward.

ESPN's Buster Olney confirmed the hire.

And now, Bob and Aaron Boone will become just the fourth father/son duo to both manage in Major League Baseball, joining Connie and Earle Mack, George and Dick Sisler, and Bob and Joel Skinner.

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported Meulens was the other finalist for the job.

It could be a short honeymoon with the rest of Yankees Universe if things get off to a bumpy start in the standings, but "I know what I would be signing up for, " Boone said in mid-November. Boone said he didn't think his lack of managerial experience would be a deterrent. "And then growing up where my dad was in the big leagues from the time I was born to the time I was in a senior in high school and being around great teams, great players, I've kind of lived this game as a kid", he said. If it is, Boone will take over a team that was one win from the World Series in 2017 and is packed with young talent.

As manager of the Yankees, Boone will be under a microscope and very little will remain unknown about him starting today.

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Bob, now a front-office executive with the Washington Nationals, made four All-Star teams and won seven Gold Glove Awards in 19 years with the Phillies, Angels and Royals through 1989.

Five days after NY lost to Houston in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced October 26 that Girardi was not being offered a new contract after 10 years, one World Series title and a 910-710 regular-season record.

As such, Cashman said that he was prepared to make his recommendation to managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, which turned out to be Boone.

"Obviously, experience is very valuable and should be a check mark for somebody", Boone said. I think the front office has always given the Yankees the greatest chance to succeed.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs. "I looked for a lot of guidance from a lot of people that I have respect for, and Alex knows baseball as well as anybody".

"At the end of the day, we're going to do things that are going to be best for the Yankees, " Boone said two weeks ago.

Cashman added: "He never expressed interest in any way, shape or form".