Date: 10/16/2003
When the Yankees traded for Aaron Boone on July 31, 2003, he was expected to just be a place-holder at third base. However, his struggles at the plate in the 2003 ALCS against the Red Sox forced manager Joe Torre to bench Boone for the less-experienced Enrique Wilson in Game 7. In the bottom of the 11th inning with the score tied at five, Boone was called upon to hit a pitcher he hadn't been able to handle: Tim Wakefield. But one swing can change a lot. The Yanks went on to the World Series and the legend of Aaron Fuckin' Boone began in Beantown.