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George Steinbrenner, Yankees Owner Dies at 80!

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  1. Spaniard

    Spaniard New Member

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    George Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4th!

    Steinbrenner had 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.

    George Steinbrenner dies at 80 - MLB News - FOX Sports on MSN
     
  2. Onthefield

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    RIP George, we'll miss you.
    He's definetly created a legacy in the Steinbrenner family with Hank now on the reins.
     
  3. Jim932

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    One of the greats!
     
  4. Mehar

    Mehar Ace

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    RIP.

    I used to play Baseball as a kid but I was actually introduced to "Steinbrenner" in Seinfeld. I hear the real Steinbrenner himself actually makes an appearance in some of the episodes. Naturally, I grew up to be a Yankees fan!

    He was in the army at one point wasn't he?
     
  5. brndirt1

    brndirt1 Saddle Tramp

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    While I was never a fan of the man, nor the Yankees after he took over, I wish his family well, and may he rest in peace.
     

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