George Steinbrenner Dies at 80

“The Boss,” the most famous and influential owner in the history of Major League Baseball is headed back to the clubhouse today after a “massive heart attack” at his home.

George Steinbrenner, a towering and intimidating figure who dominated the New York sports scene for 35 years, winning 11 American League pennants and seven world championships as owner of the Yankees, in and around two suspensions from baseball and multiple feuds and firings, died Tuesday morning in Tampa after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 80.

“The Boss” – as he was so aptly named by his longtime antagonist, Daily News columnist Mike Lupica – died at around 6:30 a.m. according to a high placed Yankee source. He had been suffering from failing health, the result of a series of strokes, for the past few years.

New York Daily News

Mr. Steinbrenner did a pantload of amazing things in his career, including 7 world championships, and building a media empire around his beloved Yankees with an initial investment of only $168,000.

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3 Responses

  1. The guy was a legend. He will be missed

  2. RIP Boss

  3. It is a sad time for the baseball world especially with the all star game being played on the same day, but I am also surprised at the amount of praise that the man who was once known as the most hated man in baseball. He definitely did do a lot for the New York Yankees and I’m sure the city is very grateful for it. I also kind of like/hate the fact that I have a team to hate for in the Yankees because they just buy all their players. Also you think you could take a quick look at my blog cuz I really want to know what you think. http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2010/07/14/greatest-owner-ever-hardly/

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