The New York Yankees have picked ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone to succeed Joe Girardi as manager, a person familiar with the decision said Friday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday night because the decision had not been announced by the team. The decision was first reported by former New York Daily News columnist Bill Madden.
Now 44, Boone has never been a manager or even a coach at any level since retiring as a player after the 2009 season. His 11th-inning home run off Boston's Tim Wakefield won Game 7 of the AL Championship Series for the Yankees against Boston.