Yankees finalize Boone's three-year deal

From ESPN - December 4, 2017

NEW YORK -- Aaron Boone's hiring has been finalized by the New York Yankees, who gave the ESPN broadcaster a three-year contract to succeed Joe Girardi as manager.

New York announced the deal Monday and said Boone will be introduced Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said in a statement, "I firmly believe that Aaron possesses the attributes needed to follow in the tradition of great Yankees managers. ... From all accounts, he is a polished communicator who possesses the ability to cultivate and grow relationships."

Boone, 44, has never been a manager or even a coach at any level since retiring as a player after the 2009 season. His 11th-inning home run off Boston's Tim Wakefield won Game 7 of the 2003 AL Championship Series for the Yankees against Boston.


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