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AP: NY Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner Has Died


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I just got an alert on my iPhone from AP that George Steinbrenner has died. The only thing so far that I can find online is that he's suffered a massive heart attack. Will post a link as soon as I find one.

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Yankees' Steinbrenner dies at 80

Longtime New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died Tuesday morning, his family confirmed in a statement.

"It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing. He passed away this morning in Tampa, Fla., at age 80," the family said in a statement.

The New York Daily News reported that Steinbrenner died around 6:30 a.m. ET Tuesday in Tampa, Fla.

WABC-TV in New York reported that Steinbrenner, the Yankees' owner since 1973, suffered a massive heart attack.

Steinbrenner, who celebrated his 80th birthday on July 4, was taken to a Tampa hospital after emergency crews responded to his home Monday night.

Steinbrenner gave his sons, Hal and Hank, day-to-day control of the team in late 2007.

He told The Associated Press last week that he was "feeling good" after spending a couple hours in his office at the Yankees' spring training complex.

Under his ownership, the Yankees have won 11 AL pennants and seven World Series titles.

May he rest in peace :cry:

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WCBS Radio in New York reporting that George Steinbrenner has died

http://www.wcbs880.com/BRONX--George-Steinbrenner-Reportedly-Suffers-Mass/7677648

The Associated Press is reporting that a person close to George Steinbrenner says the Yankees owner died Tuesday morning.

Earlier, we were hearing reports coming out of Tampa, Florida that New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has suffered a massive heart attack. Reports were that Tampa Fire Rescue responded to a call at the Steinbrenner home and that someone was transported to a hospital.

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Yep listening to Howard Stern live on Sirius, and they just reported it, literally.

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Between him and Bob Sheppard both passing, it's been a rough few days in the Yankees universe.

R.I.P. I never liked the way he tried to buy championships, though.

I hate that sentiment. He took the profit he made and invested it back into the team. Other owners could do the same, but they want the money for themselves.

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Between him and Bob Sheppard both passing, it's been a rough few days in the Yankees universe.

I hate that sentiment. He took the profit he made and invested it back into the team. Other owners could do the same, but they want the money for themselves.

Typical NY fan.....

R.I.P.

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Between him and Bob Sheppard both passing, it's been a rough few days in the Yankees universe.

I hate that sentiment. He took the profit he made and invested it back into the team. Other owners could do the same, but they want the money for themselves.

Was waiting for you to post, as you are easily one the biggest/realest Yankees fan on here.

This is definitely big news for Yankees fans for sure, love or hate the man, he was a master mind for sure, and is directly responsible for making the Yankees the Yankees. Gonna be interesting to see if his sons have the same business savvy that George did.

And I was upset about Bob Sheppard as well, he was also the voice of the Giants until 2005 and what I knew him more for being I have been to more Giants games in my life than Yankee games.

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What should the guy have done? Not done whatever was within his means to win because other teams were going to be offended? Hate on baseball for not having a cap, but don't hate the guy for trying to win by getting the players he thought would do just that. Or maybe next time, your team should not play as hard so their opponents don't feel bad for losing. Steinbrenner operated well within the rules and did nothing wrong. Baseball should have a cap, yes, but that wasn't his problem.

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Typical NY fan.....

R.I.P.

you're a chelsea fan, they do the exact same thing... and bangbang is complete right (Y)

this sucks, im a big yankees fan :( RIP.

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Between him and Bob Sheppard both passing, it's been a rough few days in the Yankees universe.

I hate that sentiment. He took the profit he made and invested it back into the team. Other owners could do the same, but they want the money for themselves.

Don't forget, MLB is forcing the Marlins to reinvest money they get from the luxury tax into the team.

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What should the guy have done? Not done whatever was within his means to win because other teams were going to be offended? Hate on baseball for not having a cap, but don't hate the guy for trying to win by getting the players he thought would do just that. Or maybe next time, your team should not play as hard so their opponents don't feel bad for losing. Steinbrenner operated well within the rules and did nothing wrong. Baseball should have a cap, yes, but that wasn't his problem.

As a Boston Red Sox fan, I completely agree with you. The man loved to win and he did it at any means necessary. I applaud him for that. It's not his fault that other teams don't want to spend. At the end of the day, small market or big market, winners make money.

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