Aaron Boone was named the new manager of the New York Yankees replacing Joe Girardi whose contract wasn’t renewed after the 2017 season.
Boone joins the rare company of father-son duos who managed in the big leagues. Boone’s father, Bob, currently working in the front office of the Washington Nationals, previously managed the Kansas City Royals (1995-1997) and Cincinnati Reds (2001-2003).
Bob Skinner and his son, Joel, were the latest father-son combo to manage, when Joel managed the Cleveland Indians for part of the 2002 season. Bob had two stints as manager, including the Philadelphia Phillies in 1968-1969 and the San Diego Padres for one game in 1977.
The legendary Connie Mack had the longest tenure as a major-league manager that included three seasons (1894-1896) with the Pittsburgh Pirates and 50 years (1901-1950)with the Philadelphia A’s, a team he also owned. His son, Earle, managed parts of two seasons with the A’s (1937, 1939).
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