Aaron Boone Looks To Be A Homerun Hire For The Yankees (Photo)

Yankees manager Aaron Boone signing autographsLance Martinez of My Detroit Sports sent over this original photo of Yankees manager Aaron Boone signing autographs, at the Tigers home field, Comerica Park in downtown Detroit.

Prior to becoming the Yankees bench boss, Boone played in the big leagues for 12 seasons, as an infielder, spending the bulk of his career with the Reds.

Without question, the highlight of his career involved blasting the series-winning homerun in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS. That long ball beat the rival Red Sox and sent the Yankees to the World Series.

Most recently, the Southern California native served as a color analyst for ESPN, including working last season on the “Sunday Night Baseball” telecast. Boone also called multiple World Series for ESPN Radio.

Boone was hired by the Yankees last December, after the club parted ways with longtime skipper Joe Girardi. So far in Boone's rookie season, the Yankees have a 50-25 record, good for first place in the AL East.