Aaron Boone

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Aaron Boone (born March 9, 1973 in La Mesa, California) is a third baseman in Major League Baseball who has played for the Cincinnati Reds and the New York Yankees but currently is with the Cleveland Indians.

He is the son of catcher and manager Bob Boone, the brother of second baseman Bret Boone, and the grandson of major leaguer Ray Boone.

He is most famous for his 11th inning walkoff home run during Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS to give the Yankees a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox, and he is still booed by the fans every time he comes to bat at Fenway Park. The home run has earned him the nickname Aaron Bleepin' Boone in Red Sox Nation.

On February 27, 2004, Boone was cut from the Yankee roster after tearing a knee ligament during a pick-up basketball game played in violation of his contract with the Yankees. He was replaced at third base by former Texas Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez. During the 2004 season, the Yankees expressed an interest in re-signing Boone to play second base in 2005, replacing Enrique Wilson and Miguel Cairo, but Boone instead signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Indians.

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