Yankees will reportedly name Aaron Boone their new manager

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Boone remains a fan favorite in NY - and, like Bucky Dent, will always carry an alternative middle name in Boston - because of that one big swing in the 2003 ALCS.

ESPN's Buster Olney confirmed the hire.

Neither Boone nor Meulens have ever managed in the big leagues.

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported Meulens was the other finalist for the job. After his job interview, Boone said he grasped the demands. Boone said he didn't think his lack of managerial experience would be a deterrent.

He's been around the game his whole life, so even if it is his first managing, he's not some unknown just waltzing into NY.

A popular clubhouse presence during his playing career, Boone has been a television analyst since his retirement in 2009, giving him considerable exposure to the ocean of advanced statistics that have become vitally important in overseeing a big league game.

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Aaron Boone has already helped the Yankees to one World Series, and the organization has apparently decided he is the right man to lead them to another in the near future.

Just like Joe Girardi, Aaron Boone is another former Yankee player to become a manager. But he made his stay memorable, blasting a Tim Wakefield knuckleball into the left-field seats in the bottom of the 11th inning of Game 7 of the American League Championship Series, defeating the Boston Red Sox and sending the Yankees to the World Series.

But it began with a tough phone call from Boone to general manager Brian Cashman, having to explain how he'd just violated standard terms of his new one-year, $5.75 million contract by playing hoops that day, suffering what turned out to be a season-ending injury. There will be no second round of interviews, as Cashman is ready to make his recommendation to ownership.

"I've been going to the ballpark since I was 3 and 4 years old, and in a way, managing the game from a very young age", Boone said. His father, Bob, was a four-time All-Star catcher from 1972-90, then managed Kansas City from 1995-97 and Cincinnati from 2001-03.

The New York Daily News, one of several outlets reporting the move, said Yankees officials were attracted to Boone's "polish".

"I reached out to Alex a number of times, 'Hey, what do you got?' I looked for a lot of guidance from a lot of people that I have a lot of respect for, and Alex knows baseball as well as anybody" Cashman said. Beltran has only been retired a few weeks but I think not being out of the game too long would have benefitted him and the Yankees.

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