The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx.
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The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the Bronx, New York City. The Yankees compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City, the other being the New York Mets of the National League (NL). In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager, or more formally, the field manager. The manager controls the game strategy of the team during the game and has broad control over the team’s roster, lineup, and all on-field personnel decisions. The manager is also responsible for the coaching staff and the development of the team’s overall style of play.
Aaron Boone was born on March 9, 1973, in La Mesa, California. The son of former major league All-Star catcher Bob Boone, Aaron was exposed to baseball at a very young age. He played little league baseball in Tustin, California, before eventually attending El Modena High School in Orange, California. Upon graduating high school, Boone was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the fifth round of the 1991 Major League Baseball draft.
Aaron Boone played baseball and football for Villa Maria Academy in Erie, Pennsylvania, before enrolling at the University of Southern California. In 1993, as a freshman playing shortstop, he was named to the All-Pacific-10 Freshman team. The following year, he switched to third base. In 1995, he hit .311 with eleven home runs for USC. After college, he was drafted by the Reds in the 1994 amateur draft but chose not to sign, and instead enrolled at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas to play football on a scholarship as a quarterback.
After retiring from Major League Baseball, Boone became an analyst for ESPN. He served as a game analyst for Sunday Night Baseball and on various other ESPN programs, as well as working on ESPN Radio. He also called the Home Run Derby on ESPN in 2010.
In December 2017, Boone was hired by the New York Yankees to replace Joe Girardi as the team’s manager. The hiring came after a 14-hour interview process.
Joe Girardi is an American professional baseball manager for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has been the Yankees’ manager since October 25, 2007. Girardi, who grew up in Peoria, Illinois, was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1986 as a catcher.
Girardi was born in Peoria, Illinois, the son of Jerry, a former blue collar worker at Caterpillar, Inc., and Angela, a homemaker. Joe has an older sister named Debbie who is married to former New York Mets general manager Steve Phillips. He was raised as a Catholic. Girardi is of Italian descent. Girardi grew up a Chicago Cubs fan – his favorite playersGrowing up a Cubs fan, his favorite players were catcher/outfielder Steve Swisher and infielder/outfielder Don Kessinger.
After attending Northwestern University and playing college baseball for the Wildcats, Girardi was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1986 in the 5th round as the country’s 143rd player selected. He played four seasons in the Cubs organization before being traded to the Colorado Rockies in 1989.
Beginning his professional career in 1986, Girardi played for the Chicago Cubs, the Colorado Rockies, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the New York Yankees. In 2000, Girardi was on the World Series champion Yankees team. He played his last game as a player in 2003.
After his retirement as a player, Girardi became anbroadcaster for the Yankees on television and radio from 2004 to 2005. In 2006, he managed the Florida Marlins and brought them to 78 wins and 84 losses, which was an improvement from their 71-91 record in 2005. After one season with the Marlins, Girardi was not asked to return as their manager for 2007.