After obtaining him from Cincinnati in yet another high-profile deadline trade, the Yankees were expecting big things from Aaron Boone down the stretch in 2003. Through August and September, they waited patiently as he tried to regain his early-season form. Through the first two rounds of the playoffs, he continued to struggle mightily. As he brought his .161 post-season average to the plate to start the bottom of the 11th in the nail-biting Game 7 of the ALCS, no one could have predicted what was about to happen. We should have known better. The Curse of the Bambino was about to strike again, and another dagger was about to be driven into the heart of Red Sox nation!
To cap one of the most exciting post-season series in the history of baseball, Boone took Tim Wakefield's first pitch of the inning deep over the left-field wall, and touched off another night of wild celebrations in The Bronx. As dramatic as it was improbable, Boone's blast instantly cemented his legacy with the Bombers, joining the likes of Scott Brosius, Jim Leyritz, Chris Chambliss and Bucky Dent on the list of unlikely Yankee miracle workers, and placing him right beside Dent on Boston's list of most despised New Yorkers of all-time.
For Yankee fans who wish to remember the moment forever, this is the ultimate poster for your wall! Published in poster size exclusively for SportsPosterWarehouse.com, this brilliant piece features the moment captured in photographic perfection - as Boone finishes his follow-through, all eyes are on the ball as it majestically sails through the night sky. It appears that everyone, including the fans, the Yankees bench, Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, umpire Tim McClelland, and Boone himself, cannot believe what they are seeing! With the added graphic elements that include the ALCS and Yankees 100th Season logos, and the legendary moment's details, this is a stunning, historic piece that belongs on every fan's wall-of-fame. THA-A-A-A- YANKEES WIN!
Publisher: Photofile Inc., 2003
Size: 20" x 24"
Condition: Brand New.
Price: $34.95 USD
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Item Number: PF-L092
Aaron Boone "Sox Killer 2003" - Photofile Inc.