Today is New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone‘s 50th birthday.
Boone was of course once a player and spent 12 seasons in Major League Baseball.
He spent most of his career with the Cincinnati Reds.
But his biggest moment came while he was playing with the Yankees.
And so, while Boone was celebrating his 50th birthday, the former MLB star and current Yankees manager decided to take some batting practice to see if he could still hit.
On Twitter, Yankees MLB.com beat reporter Bryan Hoch posted a video of Boone taking BP at spring camp, which shows the Yankees manager hitting a home run.
Deep to left! Aaron Boone goes yard on his 50th birthday: pic.twitter.com/Kv75WF4Xqi
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) March 9, 2023
Clearly, Boone still has it in him to hit some bombs.
His most famous home run came in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS against the Boston Red Sox.
The Yankees had battled from behind to tie Game 7 at five runs apiece in the eighth inning.
In the bottom of the 11th inning, Boone came to the plate for his first at-bat of the game.
And on the first pitch from Tim Wakefield, he sent one over the left field wall to punch the Yankees’ ticket to the World Series.
That home run made him a hero and is a moment that lives on in Yankees history.
But it’s clear that he still has it in him and can hit some bombs.
And so, that’s one way to celebrate your 50th birthday, going deep in batting practice and showing your players that you still have it in you to produce some power.NEXT: Carlos Rodon Comments On His Injury