After 16 years, Aaron Boone is retiring from the game of baseball. Last season, Boone made headlines for returning to the field after open-heart surgery five months prior. In his career, Boone has played for the Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Florida Marlins, Washington Nationals and Houston Astros.
To say Boone has baseball in his blood would be an understatement. His grandfather (Ray), his father (Bob) and his brother (Bret) were All-Star players.
Although Boone is retiring from baseball, he isn’t going far. He’ll be joining “Baseball Tonight” this year on ESPN. There is also talk of him calling games.
In his career, he hit .263 with 126 RBIs, 555 RBIs and 519 runs. Boone was a third round pick out of USC. His first season in the big leagues was in 1997 with the Reds.
“While it’s tough to leave the game as a player, I am eager to start my next career with my new team at ESPN,” said Boone. “I am very grateful that I’ll be able to stay in the game as an ESPN analyst and work with people who share the same passion for baseball that I do.”