New York Yankee’s George Steinbrenner In Memoriam RIP

March 28, 2012

The is a Genuine G-Shot marking the passing of legendary New York Yankee’s Owner George M. Steinbrenner III. From the New York Times by Richard Goldstein: George Steinbrenner, Who Built Yankees Into Powerhouse, Dies at 80 . George Steinbrenner, who bought a declining Yankees team in 1973, promised to stay out of its daily affairs and then, in an often tumultuous reign, placed his formidable stamp on 7 World Series championship teams, 11 pennant winners and a sporting world powerhouse valued at perhaps .6 billion, died Tuesday morning at a hospital in Tampa, Fla., where he lived. He was 80. The cause was a heart attack, the Yankees said. Mr. Steinbrenner had been in failing health for several years. His death came eight months after the Yankees won their first World Series title since 2000, clinching their six-game victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at his new Yankee Stadium, and two days after the team’s longtime public-address announcer, Bob Sheppard, died at 99. A pioneer of modern sports ownership, Mr. Steinbrenner started the wave of high spending for players when free agency arrived, and he continued to spend freely through the Yankees’ revival in the late ’70s and early ’80s, the long stretch without a pennant and then renewed triumphs under Joe Torre as manager and General Manager Brian Cashman. The Yankees’ approximately 0 million payroll in 2009 dwarfed all others in baseball, and the team paid out millions in luxury tax and revenue-sharing with small

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