Bob Boone, Washington Nationals Vice President, informed the club that he would resign rather than comply with the Washington Nationals team due to COVID-19 vaccination mandate, a person with knowledge of the situation said.
A person spoke on Wednesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because that team did not announce anything.
Since 2004, 73 years, Bob Boone has been with Washington and assumed his role as vice president. From 2006 to 2013, he was assistant general manager and vice president of player development. He was also a senior adviser to general manager Mike Rizzo after the 2015 season.
During his 19-year Major League career Aaron Boone, The father of the New York Yankees manager, was a four-time All-Star catcher. Bob Boone also manages Kansas City Royals and Cincinnati Reds.
In 2019 Washington won the World Series, the first championship in franchise history. The Nationals said they notified the employees of the policy on Aug. 12 and had until Aug. 26 to provide proof of complete vaccination or a dose or request a waiver.
In a statement that initially releases last week, the team said that we have a responsibility to do everything and keep each other safe as a company. We also felt that requiring vaccinations was the right thing to do for our employees and our community. The Washington Post and the Washington Examiner were the first to report on the plan of Bob Boone to resign to Washington Nationals team.