Bret Robert Boone
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 180 lb.
- School University of Southern California
- High School El Dorado High School (Placentia)
- Debut August 19, 1992
- Final Game July 30, 2005
- Born April 6, 1969 in El Cajon, CA USA
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.
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 wrote Home Game about his life.
- 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)
- Fielding percentage, second baseman, season, .997, 1997
- Fewest errors, second baseman, season, 2, 1997
- Bret Boone and Kevin Cook: Home Game: Big-League Stories from My Life in Baseball's First Family, Crown Archetype, Random House, New York, NY, 2016. ISBN 978-1101904909