The New York Yankees will hire ESPN analyst Aaron Boone as their next manager, replacing Joe Girardi. Boone has never coached or managed at any level of baseball.

But Boone and the Yanks don't see that as a problem.

Since 2010, Boone has been on-air with ESPN.

It is interesting to note that both the Yankees and Red Sox have former ESPN analysts and first time big league managers.

Boone is perhaps best known (and hated by Sox fans) for that game 7 home run against the Sox in the 2003 ALCS.

The Boone family and baseball span three generations. Aaron's grandfather, Ray, was a MLB player and longtime scout. His dad, Bob, played for years and has been in the front office of several MLB teams. Brother Brett, also a former MLB player.

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