Boone to Join ESPN

12 year Major League veteran Aaron Boone  is retiring from baseball and will become an analyst at ESPN.  The WWL says Boone will serve as an analyst on Baseball Tonight and also see spot duty as a commentator on game telecasts.

From ESPN PR:

“It is with a sense of pride, sadness, and enthusiasm that I formally announce my retirement after 16 years of professional baseball,” Boone said.  “It has been a privilege and honor to have played in the Major Leagues for 12 seasons for six different clubs.

“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.  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.  I really appreciate ESPN giving me the opportunity to evolve in the sport that I love.

Jay Levy, ESPN senior coordinating producer, said, “As a player, Aaron was a tremendous competitor known for one of baseball’s most dramatic postseason walk-off home runs.  He offers an important perspective, being recently removed from the game and having deep baseball roots, which will make him a great addition to our team.”

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