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Fri, 2006-12-29

The Florida Marlins sign free agent third baseman Aaron Boone to a contract.  He will play with them for one year.

Boone is known for hitting the walk-off home run off of Tim Wakefield during in the 11th inning of Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS. The Yankees won the game and the series on the home run, thus prolonging the Sox' Curse of the Bambino for one more year. This home run was rated the ninth best home run of all time on Baseball Tonight.

He is also well known after being cut from the Yankee roster in 2004 after tearing a knee ligament during a pick-up basketball game played in violation of his contract. He was replaced at third base by shortstop Alex Rodriguez. Since the Yankees would most likely not have tried to obtain Rodriguez if Boone had not been injured, it has known as the most important basketball injury in the history of baseball.

 

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2003 ALCS, Aaron Boone, Alex Rodriguez, Basketball, Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Tim Wakefield

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