Yankees' George Steinbrenner dies at 80
George Steinbrenner, the longtime owner of the New York Yankees baseball team has died at 80. He reportedly suffered a massive heart attack last night and was taken to a Tampa hospital.
Mr. Steinbrenner, who purchased the Yankees on Jan. 3, 1973, was known as "The Boss" for his hands on approach to the management of his team.
Throughout his tenure, the Yankees won 11 American League pennants and 7 World Series titles.
He was also generous with his considerable wealth. After the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech, Mr. Steinbrenner wrote a $1 million check to the school's Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund for victims' families.
Mr. Steinbrenner's death comes two days after the passing of Bob Sheppard, the Yankee Stadium announcer who was known as the "Voice of God."
A full obituary on Mr. Steinbrenner by writer Matt Schudel is linked above, and here.
Please leave your memories of the pinstripes' owner below.
T. Rees Shapiro
July 13, 2010; 9:55 AM ET
Categories: Matt Schudel , T. Rees Shapiro | Tags: Bob Shepherd, Bob Sheppard, Boston Red Sox, George Steinbrenner, New York Yankees, Pinstripes, Steinbrenner dies, The Boss, Yanks, yankees voice of god
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