However, he has ties to the club, having hit the walk-off home run in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox in 2003.
"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. "In a way, I've been preparing for this job my entire life".
"And I very much think that my job as manager would be to forge really strong relationships where these players understand that me and my staff are going to really care about them, that they're going to be able to trust us". He tore a knee ligament in a pickup basketball game during the 2003-04 offseason and was released by the Yankees, who replaced him by acquiring Alex Rodriguez. His grandfather Ray Boone was an infielder for six teams from 1948 through 1960. and his father, Bob, was one of the most durable catchers in major league history, lasting from 1972 through 1990. "Especially the last few years, I find myself managing games all the time and thinking about strategies and how I would handle different situations". After a month of searching, interviews, and speculation, the 35th manager of the Yankees will be none other than Aaron Bleepin' Boone.
General manager Brian Cashman cited "communication and connectivity" as important prerequisites when the Yankees parted ways with Joe Girardi after a decade with him at the helm.
As such, Cashman said that he was prepared to make his recommendation to managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, which turned out to be Boone.
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"It's a great place to work", Cashman said.
As the new Yankees manager, Boone is committed to the 2017 version of a manager who embraces analytics and sees his office as "an extension of the front office". That's a good thing, because Aaron Boone doesn't have any.
Aaron Boone said on November 17 that he believes that time with the Yankees could help him prepare for this job, which certainly comes with its share of expectations.
"I just feel like it's started to really pull at me", he said.
The team interviewed six candidates total: recently retired outfielder Carlos Beltran; longtime Yankees coach Rob Thomson; former big league manager Eric Wedge; and Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward. "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.