Bret Boone

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Bret Robert Boone

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Biographical Information[edit]

On August 19, 1992, Bret Boone became the first third-generation player in the major leagues since he was the grandson of Ray Boone and the son of Bob Boone. His brother Aaron later joined him in the major leagues. Another brother, Matt, played in the minors as did uncle Rod.

On May 2, 2002, he and teammate Mike Cameron hit back-to-back home runs twice in the first inning, when the Mariners put 10 runs on the scoreboard; it is the only time in major league history that two teammates have homered twice (and back-to-back) in an inning. Cameron went on to hit four home runs in that game, but partially because of batting behind Boone, he only had four RBI all game.

He announced his retirement on March 1, 2006. He attempted a comeback in 2008 and hit .261 in 18 games for the Columbus Clippers before retiring once again.

Bret Boone was hired as a television commentator for the 2003 World Series. It turned out that the New York Yankees made it to the Series, and Bret's brother Aaron Boone was there also, having been traded to the Yankees at the end of July. Aaron was a high-profile player in the Series, and Bret seemed uncomfortable being a commentator about his brother Aaron's performance (which is only natural).

He was a Southern League All-Star in 1991. In 1992, he was a Pacific Coast League All-Star.

He wrote Home Game about his life.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 3-time All-Star (1998, 2001 & 2003)
  • 4-time Gold Glove Winner (1998/NL & 2002-2004/AL)
  • 2-time AL Silver Slugger Award Winner (2001 & 2003)
  • AL RBI Leader (2001)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 6 (1998, 1999 & 2001-2004)
  • 30-Home Run Seasons: 2 (2001 & 2003)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 3 (2001-2003)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 3 (1999, 2001 & 2003)
  • 200 Hits Seasons: 1 (2001)

Records Held[edit]

  • Fielding percentage, second baseman, season, .997, 1997
  • Fewest errors, second baseman, season, 2, 1997

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