Aaron Boone

Aaron Boone #17

  • 3B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 3"/205

Aaron Boone MLB Career Stats

.263 126 555 107 .751

Aaron Boone Bio

  • Full Name: Aaron John Boone
  • Born: 3/9/1973 in La Mesa, CA
  • Draft: 1994, Cincinnati Reds, 3rd rd. (72nd overall)
  • College: Southern California
  • Debut: June 20, 1997
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/4/2009
  • Relationship(s): grandson of Ray Boone, son of Bob Boone, brother of Bret Boone
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MLB Career Stats 3871 519 1017 126 555 107 .263 .326 .751


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Aaron Boone Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2003 Cincinnati NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
09/12/1999 Cincinnati NL
05/11/2003 Cincinnati NL
06/15/2003 Cincinnati NL

Indians Frank Gibbons/Steve Olin Good Guy Award

Year Team League
2005 Cleveland AL

Reds Ernie Lombardi MVP Award

Year Team League
2002 Cincinnati NL

Aaron Boone Leaderboards

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2002 26 22nd in NL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2002 87 24th in NL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2002 32 6th in NL
2003 15 18th in NL


Season 2B Rank
2002 38 13th in NL


Season 3B Rank
1999 5 19th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2002 162 1st in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2002 606 7th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2002 685 8th in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2002 266 23rd in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2002 8 18th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
1999 8 24th in NL
2000 10 12th in NL
2002 10 10th in NL
2005 9 19th in AL
2007 13 7th in NL

Aaron Boone Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 6, 2009 3B Aaron Boone roster status changed by Houston Astros.
September 1, 2009 Houston Astros activated 3B Aaron Boone from the 60-day disabled list.
August 22, 2009 Corpus Christi Hooks sent 3B Aaron Boone on a rehab assignment to Round Rock Express.
August 10, 2009 Aaron Boone assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks.
April 10, 2009 Houston Astros transferred 3B Aaron Boone from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Heart surgery

Aaron John Boone Bio Info

Nickname is "Arnie"...wife's name is Laura...the couple has one son, Brandon Aaron...is a 1991 graduate of Villa Park (CA) High...while at Villa Park, played baseball, basketball and football...was drafted by the Angels in 1991, but did not sign... instead, played collegiately at the University of Southern California...hit .308 during three seasons at USC...is the son of former big league player and manager Bob Boone, who is currently the Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development...is the younger brother of Bret Boone, who has hit .266 with 252 homers and 1021 RBI in 14 big league seasons with SEA, CIN, ATL, SDP and MIN...grandfather, Ray, played in 1373 big league games for CLE, DET, CWS, KCA, MIL and BOS from 1948-60...was the 2005 recipient of the Gibbons/Olin "Good Guy Award" presented by the Cleveland BBWAA Chapter for a professional and courteous manner with the media. 2008 Went 8x34 with three doubles, one home run and six RBI as pinch hitter...made 49 starts, all at either first base or third base, and hit .258 (48x186) with 10 doubles, one triple, five homers and 21 RBI as a starter...appeared defensively at first base (54), third base (16) and second base (1)...made just two errors in 358 total chances...notched first career pinch-hit homer, May 6 at HOU off Shawn Chacon...recorded 1,000th career hit June 25 vs. LAA, becoming the fourth member of his family to reach the 1,000-hit plateau in majors, along with grandfather Ray (1,260), father Bob (1,838) and brother Bret (1,775)... appeared in four rehab games while on DL with a left calf strain...played in one game with the GCL Nationals and in three games with Columbus (AAA). 2007 Hit .286 with FLA in return to NL...played in just 69 games before season was cut short by injury to left knee...played final game of season on June 24 vs. MIN, injuring knee in fourth inning while playing first base...hit 2nd career grand slam, May 18 at TBR...went 4-for-13 (.308) with 2 RBI as a pinch hitter...hit .333 in 17 interleague contests...recorded 500th career RBI, April 2 at Washington, via a pinch-hit sacrifice fly...was placed on 15-Day DL on June 26 (retroactive to June 25) with a left knee sprain...was transferred to the 60-Day DL, September 12. 2006 Played his second season with the Indians... batted .251 with seven home runs and 46 RBI in 104 games...Enjoyed his ninth career four-hit game, a season-high, on April 4 at Chicago (AL) and also collected a season-high four RBI in the contest...on the year, he made 97 starts at third base (101 games) and compiled a fielding percentage of .938 (258 TC, 16 E)...made a career-high three errors on July 5 vs. New York (AL)... appeared in one game at second base (August 10)...Equaled career high with a nine-game hitting streak from June 30 to July 9 (sixth time)... hit .297 (38x128) in 36 starts batting ninth in the order... best month was May (.313, 25x80, 5 2B, 6 RBI)... hit .345 (20x58) with RISP and two outs, and .292 (33x113) from the seventh inning on. 2005 Spent his first season playing a solid third base with Cleveland, while settling down offensively over the final four months of the season...From June 4 thru the end of the season he hit .284 (100-352) with 12 HR & 45 RBI in 98 games to raise his average from .151 (thru June 3) to .243...His .151 average on June 3 was the lowest mark in baseball among qualifiers...Aaron went on to hit .276 (68-246) in the 2nd half with 7HR & 29 RBI in 69 games and from July 7 thru the end of the campaign he hit .290 (76-262, 7HR, 31RBI)...Was very solid at third base, compiling a fielding % of .955 (18E, 398TC, 9th among AL 3B) in 139 starts at third base (142 games at 3B overall)...Homered in back to back games, April 24 & 27, but did not HR over 108AB and 28 games from April 28 to June 7...Enjoyed his 12th career multi-HR game/10th career 2HR game on June 8 at San Diego...Hit a "walk-off" HR on June 15 vs. Colorado, the 6th regular season "walk-off" HR of his career (7th including '03 ALCS)...Hit his 100th career HR on June 28 at Boston off Wade Miller (he and his brother, Bret, are the 5th set of brothers w/at least 100HR joining Alomar's, Meusel's, DiMaggio's, Boyers)...Stole his 100th career base on Sept. 19 at Chicago-AL, a night where he recorded the first 3RBI game of his season (2-4, HR, 3RBI)...Also stole 2 bases on August 21 vs. Baltimore and for the year was 9 for 12 (75%) in SB attempts...Enjoyed his first 3-hit game of the season on June 5 at Chicago and later recorded a season-high 4 hits on July 8 at New York to equal a career-high (8th time)...Hit in a season-high 7 straight games from August 25 to Sept. 2 (10-25, .400)...On August 3rd the Indians restructured and exercised his 2006 club option (deal also included mutual option for 2007) ...Started in every spot in the order except lead-off...Was 77th among 80 qualifiers for AL batting title...Slugging % was .441 vs. LHP (.359 vs. RHP)...Hit a combined .316 (56-177) in July and August w/8 2B, 4HR & 21 RBI (49G)...Hit .243 (60-247) while hitting 8th, .412 (21-51) hitting 9th and hit .260 (47-181) after the 6th inning...Average went up every month from April thru August (.123, .188, .272, .311, .322). 1997 Ranked among American Association leaders with 56 extra-base hits (3rd), 22HR (T4th), 79 runs (T4th) and a .290 average (T8th)...Ranked among all Reds minor leaguers in BA (9th) and HR (4th)...Following the season played for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League and batted .297 with 5HR and 26RBI...Was named to the AFL's All-Prospect team by league coaches and managers...For the Reds hit .245 in 16 games and 11 starts in his first Major League action...At Cincinnati, started the last six games of the year at 3B...On 9/28 at Montreal, in the last game of the season, had 4 hits and 3 RBI...On 6/20 was promoted from Indy and that night at St. Louis made his Major League debut, went 1-for-3 with an RBI-infield single off Matt Morris in the sixth inning...When promoted on 6/20 took the roster spot of Bret Boone, who two days earlier had been optioned to Indy, in a transaction believed to be the first involving brothers...After he returned to Indy on 6/26 hit .310 w/8HR & 31RBI in final 66 games. 1998 During two stints with the Reds appeared in 58 games, including 49 starts at 3B, second on the club to Willie Greene's 69 starts at third...Began the season at CIN and went 1-10 in 9 games and 1 start before he was optioned to Indianapolis on 4/24...Hit .325 in his last 18G at Indy, until he was promoted again on 7/31 following an injury to Pokey Reese...On 7/31 became the Reds' starting third baseman and the rest of the season hit .292 in 49 games and 48 starts...Hit his first Major League HR on 8/26 vs. Cubs off Kerry Wood...Hit his other homer on the last day of the season, a 3-run shot off PIT's Jose Silva in the sixth inning that snapped a 1-1 tie in the 4-1 victory. 1999 Batted .280 (132-for-472) with 14HR and 72RBI in 139 games...Led the club with 129 starts at 3B...Began the season with the Reds and hit .218 with 1HR and 3RBI in 21 games before he was optioned to Indianapolis on 5/12 to make room on the roster for LHP Ron Villone...In 11 games at Indy hit .341 before he returned on 5/ 25, when LHP Denny Neagle went on the disabled list...Opened the season as the Reds' starting third baseman...Put together his best streak of the season in a 24-game span from 8/20-9/11, when he had 8HR and 31RBI, including his first career grand slam (8/21 vs. Montreal off Thurman) and his first career 2-HR game (9/ 7 at Cubs in Game 2 off McNichol and Sanders)...Eddie Taubensee also hit grand slam that 8/21 game as the Reds tied a Major League single-game record...On 9/1 vs. Atlanta combined with Bret Boone to become the first brothers on opposing teams to homer in the same game since Houston's Jose Cruz Sr. and Chicago's Hector Cruz on 5/4/81 at Wrigley Field...On 9/4 at PHI was 1 of 8 Reds players to hit 9 HR, establishing the NL record for homers in a game and the ML single-game record for most players with at least 1 HR...Finished the season with a careerhigh 41-game errorless streak...On 12/8 had arthroscopic surgery to clean out his left knee (Dr. Timothy Kremchek). 2000 Batted .285 (83-for-291) with 12 HR and 43 RBI in 84 games...On 8/8 had reconstructive surgery to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee (Dr. Timothy Kremchek, Dr. James Andrews)...Injured the knee on 7/5 at St. Louis...Missed three starts before he played again in the 5-3 loss vs. Cleveland on 7/9, when he entered the game in the ninth inning as a defensive replacement and aggravated the injury while fielding a ground ball...On 7/12 went on the disabled list, retroactive to 7/10, and on 9/2 was transferred to the 60-day DL...At the time of the knee injury was tied for the club lead with 18 doubles...Despite the injury still led the club with 80 starts at third...On 6/13 at San Francisco suffered a broken nose when he was hit by a Russ Ortiz pitch but missed only the next day's game...In the victory on 5/12 vs. San Diego combined with brother Bret for 6 hits, 3 HR and 7 RBI. 2001 Was hampered by three disabling injuries and two surgeries but in 103 games still hit a career-high .294 (112-381) with 26 doubles, 14 HR and 62 RBI...Reached base safely in 88 of his 103 games...Combined with Marinersf 2B Bret Boone (141RBI) to become just the sixth set of brothers to produce 200RBI in a season, most recently accomplished by Lee & Carlos May in 1973...The others were Irish & Bob Meusel (5x), Roy & Bob Johnson (once), Joe & Vince DiMaggio (3x) and Joe & Dom Dimaggio (once)...Was on the disabled list three times with broken bones suffered when he was hit by pitches, from 5/15-6/14 with a broken hamate bone in his right hand, from 8/15-8/31 with a broken right wrist and from 9/24 through the end of the season with a broken left thumb...Suffered the hamate injury on 5/14 vs. Houston, when he was hit by a Wade Miller pitch, and the next day had surgery to remove the bone (hand specialist Dr. Greg Sommerkamp, Dr. Timothy Kremchek)...Suffered the right wrist injury on 8/14 at St. Louis, when he was hit by a Matt Morris pitch...On 9/23 at Milwaukee suffered a broken left thumb, when he was hit by a Jamey Wright pitch, and on 9/27 had surgery to insert a pin and a wire into the thumb (Sommerkamp, Kremchek)...Led the club with 19 errors, the T4th-highest total among all Major League third basemen...On 4/28 at Colorado was ejected by HP umpire Hunter Wendelstedt, who an inning earlier had ejected manager Bob Boone...It was believed to be the first father/son ejection in Major League history...Was Aaronfs second career ejection (6/20/97 at StL)...on 7/16 vs. Detroit produced a single, 2 doubles and a home run...In his last plate appearance was thrown out trying to stretch a double in his attempt to become the first Reds batter to hit for the cycle since Eric Davis on 6/2/89 vs. San Diego. 2002 Became only the seventh Reds player to produce at least 25 homers and 25 stolen bases in a season...Led the club in games (162), total bases (266), RBI (87) and stolen bases (32)...Tied Adam Dunn for the club lead in homers (26)...Established career highs in games, at bats (606), doubles (38), HR, walks (56) and stolen bases (32)...With 32 stolen bases led all Major League third basemen and ranked sixth overall in the NL...Among all ML third basemen ranked 6th in HR and 7th in RBI...After the All-Star break led the National League with 26 doubles... His 26HR were the most by a Reds third baseman since Willie Greene in 1997 (26HR)...His 32 stolen bases were the most by a Reds third baseman since Chris Sabo in 1988 (46SB)...Was one of only two National Leaguers (Florida's Derrek Lee), one of six Major Leaguers and the only Reds player to appear in all 162G...Was the first Reds player to appear in all 162 games since Dave Parker in 1986...In the 12-10 victory on 8/9 vs. S.D. went 4-for-5 with 3HR and 5RBI...The 3HR tied the club record, and the 4 hits and 5RBI tied his career highs...Homered twice in the first inning off Brett Tomko, then homered again off Tomko in the fourth...Became the 40th Major League player, the 22nd National Leaguer and the second Reds batter to homer twice in an inning (Ray Knight, 5/13/80 vs. NYM, 5th)...Was the sixth player to do accomplish the feat in 2002, including his brother, Seattle's Bret Boone (5/2 at Chicago White Sox, 1st)...Was only the fourth player in history to homer twice in the first inning of a game (Sea's Bret Boone & Mike Cameron, 5/2/02 at White Sox; Philadelphia's Von Hayes, 6/11/85 vs. Mets)...The Boones are only set of brothers with 3-homer games...Hit some of the Reds' most dramatic home runs of the season, including a pair of game-ending homers...In the 11-inning, 4-3 victory on 6/14 vs. Pit hit a 1-out solo HR off Mike Williams in the ninth inning to tie at 3-3 and a solo HR off Williams leading off the 11th to win it...Became just the 11th player ever to hit a game-tying homer in the ninth and the game-winning homer in extra innings off the same pitcher... From 7/7-7/12 homered in 3 consecutive games for the only time in his career...On 9/22 homered off PHI Dan Plesac, the last homer at Cinergy Field, to join the 25/25 club...Was responsible for three of the club's eight "walkoff" victories...His three stolen bases on 7/24 vs. Pittsburgh were a career high and the most by a Reds runner all season. 2003 Hit .267 (158-592) with 24HR, 96RBI and 23SB in 160 games with Cincinnati and the Yankees (133GS at third base, 19GS at second base, and 3GS at shortstop)...In 54 games with the Yankees, hit .254 (48-for-189) with 6HR, 31RBI and 8SB (52GS at third base)...Hit .273 (110-403) w/18HR, 65RBI and 15SB in 106 games (81GS at third base, 19GS at second base and 3GS at shortstop) with Cincinnati before being traded to the Yankees on 7/31...Was selected to his first All-Star team in 2003 and was named National League "Player of the Week" twice (5/5-11 and 6/9-15)...Hit three solo-homers on 5/8 vs. St. Louis, going 3-for-4...Was his second career threehomer game (also 8/9/02 vs. SD)...Was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds on 7/31 for LHPs Brandon Claussen, Charlie Manning and cash considerations...Became 26th player to start at third for Yankees under Manager Joe Torre (1996-2003)...Hit first home run as a Yankee-a game-winning 3-run HR in the ninth-and was 1-for-4 with 1BB in 8/15 win at Baltimore...Hit three-run HR (#4) and solo HR (#5) in 9/15 win at Baltimore, his 11th career multi-HR game and fourth of the season...Was his first multi-HR game as a Yankee...Hit .170 (9-for-53) with 2HR and 4RBI in 17 post-season games...Hit ALCS-ending "walk-off" solo-HR in the bottom of the 11th inning in Game 7 vs. Boston on 10/15 off Tim Wakefield...Was only the fifth home run ever to end a post-season series and first since the Mets' Todd Pratt won the 1999 NLDS with a 10th-inning home run in Game Four vs. Arizona...It was only the second "walk-off" home run in a post-season Game 7 (also Pittsburgh's Bill Mazeroski to end the 1960 World Series vs. NYY). 2004 Missed the entire 2004 season after having a pair of surgeries on his left knee...Had off-season surgery on his left knee after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament playing in pick-up basketball game in January in Newport Beach, CA...Had the surgery performed on 2/16 by Dr. Lewis Yocum in Anaheim, CA...At the time of the injury he was on the New York Yankees 40-man roster and he was later officially released by the Yankees on 3/1...He rehabbed at his home in Arizona following surgery and signed a free agent major league contract with Cleveland on 6/26... Joined the Indians on 11-game road trip at end of July and began experiencing pain and swelling in the surgically repaired knee during his rehab...Was shutdown from baseball-activities and underwent a second procedure on 8/20 to remove loose bodies and promote cartilage growth in the left knee joint...Surgery was performed by Dr. Richard Steadman and Dr. Mark Schickendantz in Vail, CO.