|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|August 19, 1992 for the Seattle Mariners|
|July 31, 2005 for the Minnesota Twins|
|Career Highlights and Awards|
Bret Robert Boone (born April 6 1969) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who most recently played with the Minnesota Twins before being released on August 1, 2005 after only 20 days with the franchise.
In 1992 Boone became the first-ever third-generation big-leaguer in baseball history. As a member of an All-Star family, he is the son of Bob, a catcher for the Phillies, Angels and Royals (1972-90) and later a manager with the Royals and Reds; his brother Aaron is a third baseman who has played with Reds, Yankees, Indians, and Marlins. and his grandfather Ray was an infielder for the Indians, Tigers, White Sox, Athletics, Braves and Red Sox (1948-60).
Boone enjoyed his best season in 2001, leading the league in runs batted in (141) with career highs in batting average (.331), home runs (37), triples (5), runs (118) and hits (206), earning him a Silver Slugger award. He also finished third in the AL MVP voting; started in the All Star Game in Seattle; and provided outstanding defense, though he did not win the Gold Glove award. His Mariners- the best team in their history that year- paced the league with a record 116 wins, earning the AL West championship and advancing to the ALCS.
He was designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners on July 3, 2005 and later traded on July 11 to Minnesota for cash and a player to be named later. Minnesota released Boone on August 1 after only 14 games, where the second baseman struggled with a .221 batting average, with 7 home runs and 37 RBIs in 88 games for the Mariners and Twins.
On January 4, 2006 Boone signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets. He received an invitation to spring training, but on March 1, 2006, only a few days into spring training, he announced his retirement from baseball, citing a lack of passion for the game. 
Boone was also a guest announcer for Fox during the 2003 ALCS when his brother, Aaron hit a walk off home run to send the Yankees to the World Series.
Jose Canseco mentioned in his book Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big that Bret Boone hinted to him that he started using steroids. At the time Jose Canseco was standing on second base in a spring training game and asked Bret Boone, who was playing second base at the time how he had gotten so big and Boone replied, Shhh.
- Aaron Boone
- Bob Boone
- Ray Boone
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|American League RBI Champion|