On Baseball: First Time, Lifetime: Yankees’ Aaron Boone Was Probably Born to Manage

“A little different for me today, Tom,” he said. “I got here a little later than I normally do. I had to go out and watch my son play pee-wee football this morning. It was a really exciting game, a nip-and-tuck battle. They ended up losing, 7-0, but it was quite a game. It was a nice, relaxing morning for me.”

It was the kind of answer you could imagine Aaron giving now about his own sons — detailed, sincere and just a bit silly. The play-by-play man, Don Criqui, followed up by remarking on the Boone family.

“There’s never been three generations to make it to the major leagues,” he said, “but they say the Boones might well be the first.”


The former Astros player Craig Biggio, left, spoke with Aaron Boone before a game in June in Houston. Boone was working as an announcer for ESPN.

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They were indeed, and Aaron embodies a bit of all of them, according to Hal McCoy, the longtime baseball writer for the Dayton Daily News, who grew up watching Ray Boone play for Cleveland and covered the other three.


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