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George Steinbrenner Dead at 80


It has just been reported that George Steinbrenner, “The Boss” of the New York Yankees for 30 years, has passed away this morning at the age of 80. His family confirmed the report.

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No matter what you thought of Steinbrenner, he certainly brought a lot of attention to the game and the world’s most recognizable professional sports franchise. His feuds with Billy Martin and Yogi Berra are well known. His chasing of big name superstars started back with Andy Messersmith, Reggie Jackson, and Catfish Hunter and continued through the years with Mark Teixieira, C.C. Sabbathia, and Alex Rodriguez. He turned the Bronx Bombers back into the polarizing team that makes for great rivalries and intrigue.

Ironic that his passing comes just days after the death of legendary Yankee public address announcer, Bob Sheppard at 99 years old. Sad week for Yankee Nation.

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2 thoughts on “George Steinbrenner Dead at 80

  1. Agreed!

    By the way, I learned today that the voice for the Steinbrenner character was Seinfeld creator, Larry David.

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