Aaron Boone calls New York Yankees manager gig 'chance of a lifetime'

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He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio.

Boone, who was one of six candidates, said his job interview with the Yankees lasted seven hours.

But still, he will never forget the home run or what he had to watch in Game 6 of the World Series.

"I appreciate it now", Boone said of the dinger in his introductory press conference Wednesday.

Boone anticipates living in a NY suburb with his family. I came out here to get the job. It feels like the chance of a lifetime for me.

At 44, Boone was introduced as the 33rd manager of the Yankees in a news conference at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. The former ESPN analyst replaces Joe Girardi, becoming the 35th manager in team history.

Boone replaces Joe Girardi, who was sacked on October 26 - shortly after the Yankees fell one win shy of advancing to the World Series by losing Game 7 of the American League Championship Series to the Houston Astros.

"Winning world championships", Steinbrenner said. I believe we are entering into a special time in New York Yankees history, and I am so excited to be a part of it.

His walk-off home run in the 11th inning of Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS against Boston's Tim Wakefield propelled the Yankees to World Series, which they lost to the Marlins.

"The interview process is to try to determine how Aaron ticks and if he an extension of our philosophies or pretty close to an extension of our philosophies and what kind of decision-making process he would gravitate to", Cashman said. "It is a long-term effort". Before then, Boone and Cashman will decide on the rest of his coaching staff, which so far only includes holdover Larry Rothschild, the team's pitching coach.

Boone beat out a field of five other contenders, which included Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens, now-Phillies bench coach Rob Thomson, former manager Eric Wedge, Los Angeles Dodgers coach Chris Woodward and the just-retired Carlos Beltran. "It wasn't even close". "I want to thank the Steinbrenner family to entrusting me with this position". "Big league players are great at understanding who's for real or not, and I'd like to think that they'll know that in very short order". I hope those expectations are ramped up each and every year. I don't want to get caught up in that personally and I don't think I will.

Most of the candidates had a connection to the Yankees, though Boone only played with the team for a few months in 2003. He is very much looking forward to going up against his friend, Boston manager Alex Cora. "Hopefully I'm going to love these guys and they're going to love me back, but when you have to make hard decisions you have to be honest in your evaluations", he said.

"It's certainly something that I'm known for in my baseball life, obviously, and in some way probably is a contributor to me being here today", he said.

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