Hal Steinbrenner is the 28th most influential person in sports according to Sports Business Journal.
The only baseball people ahead of him are Bud Selig (No. 6), MLB chief operating officer Bob DuPuy (No. 18), Red Sox owner John Henry (No. 20) and MLB executive VP for business Tim Brosnan (No. 22).
(Two of Selig’s lieutenants rank ahead of the owner of the Yankees? The office Christmas party get started early at Sports Business Journal?)
Hank Steinbrenner was ranked 1,456th. He was just behind the visiting clubbie in Scranton but ahead of Carl Pavano.