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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yankees BOSS MAN George Steinbrenner Passes at 80 yrs old today

He changed the face of pro sports no matter how disliked at times, as this man was an American success story as was his dad, a man who was a graduate of MIT then became a wealthy shipping magnate himself, ending as a sports ownership giant with his death from a massive heart attack today at 80 WHICH HE JUST TURNED ON THE 4TH.

BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY.

During Steinbrenner's ownership from 1973 to his death, the longest in club history, the Yankees earned 11 pennants and 7 World Series titles.

He'll always be immortalized outside of his monumental contributions to New York and baseball not to mention business and his love for New York City, on cable tv forever in the dozens of Seinfeld episodes that poked fun at him back in the 90's on their perpetual reruns... I still watch it twice a day today.

It wasn't HIM in the episodes but a caricature of him, which was kind of overplayed, but wtf. Here's what he 'himself' thought about the Seinfeld caricature, and it's safe to say he 'relished' it to be succinct.

He could also be not such a fun man to work for as this piece from the NYT focused on today instead of next week or a couple days later.

I'll miss the man as a childhood New Yorker and the die hard sports fan at one time I was :(

He made the Yankees champions after some (unusual for them) years of Cub like futility and mediocrity to one of the greatest winning records ever assembled in any pro American sport or otherwise, and I'm sure baseball will never be the same without him and his 'antics' and love for the game.

On the day of the All Star game, his death really casts a pall over the festivities, without a doubt.

I myself will remember him for his managerial hiring and firing follies, particularly his escapades with the both notorious and infamous Billy Martin with seemingly 'countless others' as he hired and fired Martin before HIS, Martin's untimely death drunk driving on Christmas eve, 1989, 3 different times, and each time they were still winners.

Here's "Big Stein" with his two most famous and successful managerial hires, the above mentioned Billy Martin and the present CUB manager and champion all his career as a player and manager, young Lou Pinella .

REST IN PEACE .
NEW YORK (AP)—George Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empirewith a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all acrossAmerica, died Tuesday. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4.

Steinbrennerhad a heart attack, was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Fla.,and died at about 6:30 a.m, a person close to the owner told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not disclosed those details.

Hisdeath on the day of the All-Star game was the second in three days torock the Yankees. Bob Sheppard, the team’s revered public address announcer from 1951-07, died Sunday at 99.

Formore than 30 years and through seven World Series championships,Steinbrenner lived up to his billing as “the Boss,” a nickname he earned and clearly enjoyed as he ruled with an iron fist. While he lived in Tampa he was a staple on the front pages of New York newspapers.

“He was an incredible and charitable man,” his family said in a statement. “He was avisionary and a giant in the world of sports. He took a great but struggling franchise and turned it into a champion again.”

Steinbrenner’s mansion, on a leafy street in an older neighborhood of south Tampa, was quiet Tuesday morning. Private security guards milled around on the empty circular driveway inside the iron gates. A police officer took upa position outside the gates to turn away reporters and keep traffic moving along the narrow street. News vehicles lined the other side of the street.


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3 comments:

  1. I say let us all remember the things that he did to make the NY Yankees the greatest team ever and Let us all remember all the things that he did for the Vets and their families especially the fallen vets families, that most people aren't even aware of the fact that he organized a group of citizens to insure that that families of fallen police and firefighters receive financial assistance and guaranteed funds toward a college education.
    So let us say that he was an incredible and charitable man. A man that put the money he made back into his team to make them great for the fans that he loved, instead of putting it into his own pocket. Only those he beat would whine about his spending.
    R.I.P. George

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  2. I agree .....the usual business hating whining losers who want all playing fields flattened out so there's no 'winners and losers' in life would bemoan this man's successes which are more than most small countries on this globe!!

    What kind of morons have they created out there who hate people who work hard and achieve the American dream like he and his family did?Obama voting kind is who ;)

    Instead they wanna protect and worship all the lowlife scum on earth who can't even wipe their own asses without asking Obama for toilet wipe.

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  3. Upon reaching heaven, he looked around at the team (Angels) management, saw Billy Martin and uttered his famous words:  "You're fired!"

    I will miss him! R.I.P George.

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