Yes, most may know Boone from his stint with the Yankees in the early 2000s, including a walk-off home run to send the Bronx Bombers to the World Series, but in Washington, D.C., there is no fact more well-known than Boone’s illustrious, long career with the Nats.
In his time in Washington, Boone hit .241 with a jaw-dropping 56 hits over 255 plate appearances in 104 games in 2008, including one whole home run, and also, Tim Dillard’s first strikeout.
Congrats to NEW Yankees manager— Tim Dillard (@DimTillard) December 2, 2017
Aaron Boone... it’s so good to see
him finally able to move past that
time I struck him out at Nationals
Park to record my first MLB strikeout
May 23rd, 2008... Way to go Aaron!
Highlights of Boone’s career in Washington included the following:
Headshot number one:
Ah, those were the days. Serious, yet optimistic. Kind, yet concerned.
Headshot number two:
These were darker, more serious times. However, Boone was able to get through it, as demonstrated by....
Headshot number three:
Boone was happy-go-lucky in this time period of his Nationals career.
The sliding-into-double-plays-backslash-steals phase
These were troubling times for Boone as his 2008 legend waned. However, he would always be remembered in Nationals lore for this high five with Ryan Zimmerman, soon to be enshrined in a statue at Nationals Park*.
Boone will forever be exclusively a Nationals legend, who spent a few months with the Yankees. With that said, Nats fans will most likely be willing to give him up, if only because they care so deeply about him and want to see him succeed after such a long tenure with Washington.
[ed. note - “ * = Details on the statue have not been confirmed, do not re-produce this, this is not happening, this is sarcasm, don’t, stop, we see you, stop!!!!”]