Aaron Boone

by John Max 27 Dec,2017
Aaron Boone
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Aaron John Boone
  • Birth Place La Mesa, California, United States
  • Famous Name Aaron Boone
  • Father Bob Boone
  • Mother Susan G. Roel
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Laura Cover
  • Children Brandon Boone, Bella Boone
  • Squad No 19 (New York Yankees / Infielder), 8 (Houston Astros)

Aaron John Boone, popular as Aaron Boone, is a retired American professional baseball infielder and current manager of the New York Yankees. He has also served as a broadcaster for MLB Network, ESPN, Sunday Night Baseball and Monday Night Baseball.

 

Boone played for different clubs including Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Florida Marlins, Washington Nationals, and Houston Astros from 1997 through 2009 and was also an All-Star in 2003.

Early Life

Aaron Boone was born on 9th of March 1973, in La Mesa, California, the U.S.A. His father, Robert Raymond Boone is an American retired catcher and manager in MLB who was a 4-time All-Star and his grandfather Ray Boone was an American MLB player.

Boone grew up alongside his brother Bret Boone, who is also a former MLB second baseman. Following his father and grandfather footsteps, Boone also pursued his career in the same field. 

Talking about his nationality, Boone is an American and belongs to white ethnicity. His birth sign is Pisces. 

Early Career

Aron Boone enrolled at Villa Park High School in Villa Park, California. In his senior year at the school, he batted 423 with 22 stolen bases and hence was named the “Century League’s co-player of the Year”.

He then attended the University of Southern California and played college baseball for the USC Trojans. In 1993, he played collegiate summer baseball for the Orleans Cardinals. He hit 15 doubles, setting a team record, and Orleans won the League’s championship.

 
 
 
 
 
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Honoring the great ‘98 Yankees at The Stadium yesterday. Great seeing my old #HOF skipper.

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Professional Career

Cincinnati Reds

Aaron Boone was picked in the third round of the 1994 MLB draft by the Cincinnati Reds. In June 1997, he made his MLB debut.

In 2002, he hit a career-high 26 home runs, playing in all 162 games. He was awarded the “Most Valuable Player Award” the same year.

He has made his appearance in the “2003 MLB All-Star Game”.

New York Yankees

On 31st July 2003, Boone was acquired by the New York Yankees for Charlie Manning and Brandon Claussen, and cash. In the 54th game, Boone hit .254 with a .720 OPS, 6 home runs, and 31 RBIs.

On 27th February 2004, Yankees released Boone.

Cleveland Indians

In June 2004, Boone signed a 2-year contract with the Cleveland Indians. He earned $600,000  for 2004. In the 2005 season, he played overall 154 games, earning $3 million in a season. He batted .251 with 16 home runs and sixty RBIs.

Florida Marlins

On 29th December 2006, he joined the Florida Marlins, signing a 1-year contract for a fee of $925,000. He appeared in 69 games, batting .286 for the club.

Washington Nationals

On 6th December 2007, Boone arrived in the Washington Nationals, signing a 1-year contract for a worth $1,000,000.

Houston Astros

On 18th December 2008, Boone signed a 1-year contract with the Houston Astros, for a fee of $750,000 plus incentives. In March 2009, he underwent open heart surgery to replace a bicuspid aortic valve.

On 10th August he made his come back to baseball when he started his rehabilitation with the Corpus Christi Hooks.

On 4th October 2009, he played his very last game before his retirement as a baseball player.

Broadcasting Career

Between the New York Yankee and Los Angeles of Anaheim Boone appeared as a guest analyst for the MLB Network coverage of the 2009 ALCS.  Following his retirement from baseball as a player on 23rd February 2010, he announced that he would become an analyst for ESPN. He then made his appearances on Monday Night Baseball and for Baseball Tonights.

In 2016 he along with Jessica Mendoza served as a color commentator on Sunday Night Baseball with Shulman

Managing Career

New York Yankees

New York Yankees hired Bonne to succeed him on 4th December 2017.

Recently on September 2, he faced a 1-match suspension for illegal contact with the umpire.

Personal Life

45, Aaron Boone is a married man. He tied the wedding knot with former Playboy model Laura Cover on 9th November 2002. The both dated each other for a long time before getting married. They are blessed with 4 children: a daughter Bella and a son Brandon are their biological children whereas Jeanel and Sergot are adopted.

As per our record, Bonne’s life partner Cover was born on 6th May 1977 in Bucyrus, Ohio. Previously she was involved with the adult modeling industry. She was a Playboy Playmate for October of 1998.  

Net Worth and Endorsement

Retired baseball player and current manager of Yankee, Aaron Boone has earned huge name, fame and wealth widely through his professional career as a baseball player. As of 2017, his estimated net worth is around $10 million. Besides, he has added a good worth to his net worth through his broadcasting career.

As per the source, during his baseball career, Boone made about $16.3 million. He received $600,000 in 2004 as a salary from his club Cleveland. His salary for 2007 season was reported to be $1 million.

Boone owns a house in Greenwich Connecticut. He also has bought a house in Scottsdale, Arizona where he currently resides. 

Earlier, he listed his North Scottsdale house for sale in 2015 with the asking price of $2.69 million.

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