Aaron Boone is a former baseball player and the current manager of Yankees who has amassed a total net worth of $16 million dollars over his long career. Boone is also known for his brief stint as an analyst for ESPN.
Income Sources ofAaron Boone
Aaron Boone used to make a healthy sum from his professional baseball career. In 2004, he reportedly earned about $600,000 for his games with the Cleveland Indians. The next year, he would make $3 million dollars with the same team. Towards the end of his career, Boone was famous for changing teams each season. The contracts he would sign ranged from $750,000 to a million dollars. Boone is also rumored to have a multi-million dollar paycheck for his managerial position at the New York Yankees.
Career and Achievements
Aaron Boone’s career as a professional baseball player started to shape after he joined the University of Southern California. He played for the famous USC Trojan. Boone was approached by California Angels to sign an MLB contract with the team but Boone rejected the offer. He then played collegiate summer baseball for the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod Baseball League; the team won the league.
In 1994, Aaron Boone was selected by the Cincinnati Reds after the MLB draft. Boone would make his MLB debut after three years but his first match was not fruitful as he was ejected from the game. He would score his first MLB home run in 2002 and would score 25 more home runs in the same year from a total of 162 games. In 2003, he appeared in his first ever MLB All-Star Game.
On July 21, 2003, Boone was part of an exchange deal between the Cincinnati Reds and the New York Yankees that transferred him to the latter club. The same year he scored a walk-off home run for the Yankees at the American League Champion Series in a game against Boston Red Sox. The home run, which was crucial for Yankees’ victory that day, is often regarded as one of the best home runs in MLB history. Despite such a radiant success, Yankees dropped Boone in 2004 after the player suffered from a major knee injury.
In 2004, Boone signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Indians. He stayed at the club till 2006 after which he played for the Florida Marlins, Washington National and Houston Astros in successive years. Many health issues and a steadily declining performance prompted Boone to retire from his professional playing career. Soon after retiring, Boone was approached by MLB Network to appear as an expert analyst for the ALCS. He stayed at the network for a year before joining a similar panel at ESPN. Boone remained committed to ESPN until 2017 when the Yankees, where Boone previously played, approached him to take over Joe Girardi as the manager of the team. Aaron Boone has reportedly signed a three-year contract with the Yankees.
Aaron’s father is Bob Boone, a former MLB player, and manager. His brother Bret also played MLB and both brothers were part of the Cincinnati Reds. Aaron has been married to former Playboy model Laura Cover since 2002. The couple has two biological and two adopted children.
Engagement on Online World
Aaron Boone has had a Twitter account since February 2011. He has more than 150 thousand followers.