Aaron Boone retired from Major League Baseball after barely participating in 2009. His connection with America’s pastime, on the other hand, would simply shift gears.
Boone joined MLB Network’s coverage of the Yankees’ playoff campaign that fall. He joined ESPN’s broadcast team the following season, eventually earning a promotion and being called up to Sunday Night Baseball.
In December 2017, Boone made yet another career transition, leaving television to become the manager of the New York Yankees. In his first year in the dugout, he led the team to a 100-win season; in 2019, he improved by three games and won his first AL East title.
New York Yankees’ Manager Aaron Boone’s Salary
Despite the fact that Aaron Boone wasn’t the biggest star throughout his playing career, he still made over $16 million in the big leagues. He hasn’t gone close to matching that figure in his first several seasons as a manager.
Despite the fact that the New York Yankees had to pay Boone more than other rookie managers because of his ESPN contract and the difficulties of managing in the Big Apple, he isn’t making Mookie Betts money.
According to NJ Advance Media’s Joe Giglio, the manager gets around $1.15 million per season as his take home pay; for comparison, the top bench bosses made around $6 million in the 2019 season.
It may appear that the Yankees are trying to save money on Aaron Boone’s contract, but few managers, especially those on their first contract, can command a larger wage. If Boone maintains his performance from the previous two seasons, he’ll be in line for a significant raise in no time.