NEW YORK (AP) – Manager Aaron Boone has been re-signed by the New York Yankees to a three-year 2025 club option after four winning but unsuccessful seasons.
Boone, a third-generation major league player who won a home run for the Yankees in 2003, led the team to a record 328-218 and four postseason appearances, but only one Eastern Alliance title.
New York beat Oakland in a wild-card game in 2018 and lost to rival Boston 3-1 in the Division Series, beat Minnesota in the Division 2019 Series and lost to Houston in the six-game championship series, beat Cleveland in the 2020 Wild Series … -Card Series and lost to Tampa Bay in a five-game Division Series and lost to the Red Sox in this year’s wild card game.
The Yankees have been out of the World Series since winning the title in 2009 under manager Joe Girardi in the last full season before owner George Steinbrenner’s death. Boone was hired by general manager Brian Cashman and Hal Steinbrenner, who succeeded his father as controlling owner in November 2008.
“We have the man and manager, Aaron Boone, who has baseball insight and respect at our club to continue to lead us forward,” Steinbrenner said in a statement Tuesday. “As a team and as an organization, we must grow, develop and improve. We need to get better. Period. I know Aaron is living up to our expectations of success, and I look forward to using his intelligence, instincts and leadership in our pursuit of our next World Series championship. ”
New York City was Major League Baseball’s highest scoring team this season, with winning streaks of 13, seven and six games, two in each of five and four, but also slipping of seven, five and four out of four.
Even after the seasonal moves aimed at adding Rougned Odor, Anthony Rizzo and Joey Gallo, the Yankee left-handers hit the bottom in the majors with a 0.207 average, 26th in home runs with 53rd and 28th in RBIs with 148 points. .249 with 169 Homers and 518 RBIs.
Boone, 48, was an ESPN TV presenter and had never worked when he was hired by the Yankees. He was among six people interviewed for the position and defeated Yankee coach Rob Thomson, former Cleveland and Seattle coach Eric Wedge, San Francisco bench coach Hensley Mullens, third Los Angeles Dodgers base coach Chris Woodward Belle, and former Yankee outfielder Carlos.
Boone was the third major league baseman from 1997 to 2009 and a 2003 All-Star when New York acquired him from the Reds at the last trade date. His 11th half-time home run from Boston, Tim Wakefield won Game 7 of the Albert Yankee championship series against Boston.
Boone’s grandfather, Ray, took part in the All-Star Game twice from 1948 to 1960. His father, Bob, was a four-time All-Star player from 1972 to 1990, then ruled Kansas City from 1995 to 1997 and Cincinnati from 2001 to 2003. His brother, Bret, was a three-time second baseman in the Major League All-Star Game from 1992 to 2005.
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