Tuesday, July 13, 2010

George Steinbrenner, Yankees owner, dies

The man known within the New York and national mainstream press as 'The Boss' - the owner of the New York Yankees - has died  of an unannounced cause.

Steinbrenner made his name, reports the LA Times, synonymous with the revival of the New York Yankees as the dominant baseball team within the United States.

As quoted in the obituary published in the Times:

"He was and always will be as much of a New York Yankee as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford and all of the other Yankee legends," baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said. "Although we would have disagreements over the years, they never interfered with our friendship and commitment to each other. Our friendship was built on loyalty and trust and it never wavered."

He died in Tampa, Florida. He was 80 years old. [LA Times]
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