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George Steinbrenner passes away

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Obit Steinbrenner Baseball

George Steinbrenner has died.

“It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing,” the family said in a statement released this morning. “He passed away this morning in Tampa, Fla., at age 80. He was an incredible and charitable man. First and foremost he was devoted to his entire family – his beloved wife, Joan; his sisters, Susan Norpell and Judy Kamm, his children, Hank, Jennifer Jessica and Hal; and all of his grandchildren. He was a visionary and a giant in the world of sports. He took a great but struggling franchise and turned it into a champion again.”

Steinbrenner turned 80 years old on July 4 and as recently as Friday he was at the Yankees minor league complex in Florida where he told an Associated Press reporter he was “feeling good.”

The family has said funeral arrangements will be private, but there will be an additional public service with details to be announced at a later date.

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195 Responses to “George Steinbrenner passes away”

  1. Bret the Hitman July 13th, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Rest in Peace

  2. raymagnetic July 13th, 2010 at 10:03 am

    R.I.P. to the Boss.

  3. BetterLivingThruChemistry July 13th, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Thanks for all you did for us Yankee fans, RIP Boss.

  4. Disco July 13th, 2010 at 10:03 am

    RIP

    It’s a shame to baseball he wasn’t inducted into the HOF while he was alive.

  5. Laura - Road to 600 July 13th, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I feel bad for the guys who have to play in the All Star Game tonight.

  6. Everyone sucks except SJ and CB and Doreen July 13th, 2010 at 10:04 am

    For george and bob,

    number 28.

  7. John July 13th, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Thank you for everything Mr. George Steinbrenner. One of the last larger-than-life figures in this country.

  8. BILL W July 13th, 2010 at 10:04 am

    RIP BOSS, THANKS FOR MAKING THE YANKEES WHAT THEY ARE TODAY

  9. Paul July 13th, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I feel like a relative died. Oh man, George. RIP

  10. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 10:04 am

    What an awful week.

    RIP, Boss.

  11. Dela G July 13th, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Rest in Peace Mr. Steinbrenner

  12. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Laura – Road to 600 July 13th, 2010 at 10:04 am
    I feel bad for the guys who have to play in the All Star Game tonight.

    ********************
    Laura-I know, I was just thinking that too.

  13. Dave W July 13th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Thank you for everything George. You truly were of of the greatest Yankees of all time. Rest in Peace and say Hi to Billy for us.

  14. Jay July 13th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    RIP, Boss. Thanks for everything. You’ll be missed.

  15. Erica in NY July 13th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Laura – Road to 600 July 13th, 2010 at 10:04 am
    I feel bad for the guys who have to play in the All Star Game tonight.

    *************

    I am sure there will be a moment of silence, but I am sure Jeter in particular will be devestated

  16. rj July 13th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    RIP Boss.

  17. Blackaccord July 13th, 2010 at 10:07 am

    RIP Boss… There can be only one George Steinbrenner…

  18. inpinstripes July 13th, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Rest in peace, Boss.

    Thanks for bringing the Yankees back to glory. Thanks for setting a golden standard. Thanks for everything that, as Yankees fans, makes us proud.

  19. Jerkface July 13th, 2010 at 10:08 am

    I hope Hank and Hal don’t sell the team.

  20. rj July 13th, 2010 at 10:08 am

    After a short period for ppl to say their peace, this blog should be shut down for comments for the rest of the day, out of respect & so the trolls can’t have a field day.

  21. Tom in N.J. July 13th, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Rest in Peace, George.

    Although I doubt he is. He’s probably fired Billy Martin 37 times….

  22. LGY July 13th, 2010 at 10:09 am

    RIP George.

    None of us would be the same without you.

  23. Jason July 13th, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Steinbrenner got called up to the Big Show by The Boss.

  24. Erica in NY July 13th, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Can we do a blog moment of silence now for the next minute or two?

  25. rodg12 July 13th, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Agreed, Disco.

    I sure hope not Jerkface.

  26. Wakka Wakka July 13th, 2010 at 10:10 am

    He is the reason I became a Yankee fan. I met him in 1993 as a little kid (my first Yankee game). Interrupted his dinner asking for an autograph. He sat my friend and I down with him, talked to us, then not only gave us the autograph we asked for, but baseballs signed by the entire team. Mattingly and Bernie are on there. I never went back to Shea stadium after that game.

  27. Crawdaddy July 13th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    RIP, Boss!

    A sad day for all Yankee fans.

  28. CountryClub July 13th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    RIP Big Stein.

    Jerkface,

    Selfishly, I had the same thought. There’s been lots of rumors in the past that the family would only hold on to the team until he passed away. And I know Dolan has ALWAYS wanted the Yankees. That would be a nightmare. Hopefully Hal has learned to appreciate being an owner of the greatest franchise in sports.

  29. bruce smirnoff July 13th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    R.I.P. Thanks for everything Boss…

  30. McGeorge Bundy July 13th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Had a feeling this was coming. Glad the Boss got to go out on top. RIP

  31. bob(the original) July 13th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    R.I.P. George.

    There were plenty of times I cursed and hated you, but you were the greatest owner ever. Thanks for everything!

  32. Jim L July 13th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    RIP George, you owned my favorite team for my entire life and I enjoyed every minute of it. Tough week for Yankee Legands, I hope Yogi and the Chairman of the Board are safe, they say these things happen in three’s

  33. mg July 13th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    RIP Boss

  34. Jensen July 13th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Rest in peace, George Steinbrenner. A man who respected and worked for his Yankees fans to deliver championship teams time and time again.

  35. Laura - Road to 600 July 13th, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I’m scared to death that the kids will sell the team. The issue is who has enough money to buy it. Isn’t it worth something like $500M?

  36. JasonR July 13th, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Greatest sports owner ever. RIP Boss.

  37. Bronx Jeers July 13th, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Knowing George he’s probably already ticked off a few angels and is frantically making phone calls trying to get a team together.

  38. JOE NH July 13th, 2010 at 10:13 am

    RIP BOSS…..Thanks for alll the great years and Teams.

  39. talltenor July 13th, 2010 at 10:14 am

    RIP, Boss.

  40. Wakka Wakka July 13th, 2010 at 10:14 am

    500 mil? The Yankees are worth more than double that.

  41. BetterLivingThruChemistry July 13th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Laura, that would be the downpayment.

  42. Erica in NY July 13th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Bronx Jeers July 13th, 2010 at 10:13 am
    Knowing George he?s probably already ticked off a few angels and is frantically making phone calls trying to get a team together.

    *************

    He’s going to have one heck of an all-star team there!

  43. Yanksgal07 July 13th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Mr. Steinbrenner wasn’t just the owner ..he was the biggest Yankee fan of all. Thank you so much for always trying to give the fans a winning team. He wasn’t always right but whatever he did he did it trying to make the Yankees better and making the fans happy…

    This will be tough on the players tonight but you know Mr. Steinbrenner would want them to play and make him proud …

    Rest in Peace Mr. Steinbrenner…

    Go Yankees 2010 !!!

  44. Rick July 13th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    He did many good charitable things for the Tampa area he loved and many of those he wouldn’t want publicity for.
    The best hope it that his sons and daughters and grandchildren will carry on the policies and tradition he set forth and worked hard for.

  45. Hoffa July 13th, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Thanks for all the great memories Boss.

  46. Erica in NY July 13th, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I have been reading the Maddon Steinbrenner biography.

    Its amazing to think that George’s actual initial cash outlay was $168,000

  47. John July 13th, 2010 at 10:16 am

    If Dolan were to try and get this team, he should be kidnapped and sent to that “Lost” island.

  48. Billy D July 13th, 2010 at 10:17 am

    “I’m scared to death that the kids will sell the team. The issue is who has enough money to buy it. Isn’t it worth something like $500M?”

    Believe with the team’s stake in YES, that’s it’s worth more like 1.1 billion.

  49. Erica in NY July 13th, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Can I draw more attention to myself by again suggesting a moment of silence for Darth Stein.

  50. Laura - Road to 600 July 13th, 2010 at 10:17 am

    “Laura, that would be the downpayment.”

    Didn’t Forbes do a ranking recently? I can’t remember how much they said the franchise was worth, but I thought it started with a 5.

  51. cs in la July 13th, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Rest in peace Boss. Let’s go get #28.

  52. Yankee Dudel July 13th, 2010 at 10:17 am

    RIP George Steinbrenner

  53. John July 13th, 2010 at 10:17 am

    And the man could rock a turtleneck and blazer.

  54. Josh in DC July 13th, 2010 at 10:17 am

    George set a great standard for the team, and I’m so glad he got to see one last championship and a team well on its way to another. Rest in peace, Boss.

  55. RossGB July 13th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Bob Sheppard, standing at the side of St Peter,

    ‘And now…batting for the Yankees..Number 1…George Steinbrenner…Number 1…’

  56. Mike RI July 13th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Thank You Boss !!! RIP

  57. Nate Dogg July 13th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    RIP Boss. Your impact on the Yankees can never truly be calculated.

  58. Erica in NY July 13th, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Imposter Erica-

    You are the lowest of the low to be impostering me at this moment. Really.

  59. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 13th, 2010 at 10:19 am

    George’s Yankeeography is on YES right now.

  60. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 10:19 am

    It feels a little like a family member has died.

  61. Wakka Wakka July 13th, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Laura.. they are worth $1.5 billion.

    http://www.bizofbaseball.com/i.....;Itemid=39

  62. tbone1570 July 13th, 2010 at 10:19 am

    RIP Boss, and thank you for everything!

  63. Andrew July 13th, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Whoever happens to own the combination needs to be wearing a white turtleneck with a blue blazer in George’s honor, despite the heat. RIP George

  64. Mark- Can't touch this. July 13th, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Yankees without the yes Network is worth about 1.6 billion dollars.

  65. G-C July 13th, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Had literally just finished his biography. An unbelievable read for anyone interested.

    This is a sad day in Yankeeland. RIP George, you’ll be sorely missed, and your legacy will endure forever.

  66. Joe from Long Island July 13th, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Sad day and sad past few days.

    Not much else to say. George should have been elected into the Hall last year, while he could enjoy it with his family. One of the greatest owners in professional sports history.

  67. Amy July 13th, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I’m just in shock right now! My prayers are with the Steinbrenner family!

    There needs to be some kind of tribute to George Steinbrenner at the All Star game tonight and I can only imagine what the Yankees will do on Friday.

  68. Icebird753 July 13th, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/

  69. bob July 13th, 2010 at 10:22 am

    he lived a long full successful life. he donated money to so many causes many of us don’t even know about . he did that secretly. its all about having class. which some in society do not have.

  70. mikey487 July 13th, 2010 at 10:22 am

    R.I.P. Mr. Steinbrenner.

    Thank you for giving us Yankee Fans the greatest team and organization in the world.

  71. saucY July 13th, 2010 at 10:22 am

    thank you George!

  72. Jeremy July 13th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Wow ! I can’t believe it !

    Rest in peace !

  73. Paul July 13th, 2010 at 10:24 am

    It’s sad that he’s gone, but wonderful that he was able in later life to calm his anger and win all our affection. He will be remembered as one of the greatest owners in sports. RIP

  74. Pinstripe4Life July 13th, 2010 at 10:24 am

    RIP George. You will be missed.

  75. Jeremy July 13th, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Patriots 3 Time Champions

    You are a sick person ! Really sick !

  76. CountryClub July 13th, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Frank Costanza: How in the hell could you trade Jay Buhner!!

  77. RhapsodyInBlue July 13th, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Sad day.

    Thanks for everything Mr. Steinbrenner.

  78. Kash_VA July 13th, 2010 at 10:25 am

    You’ll be missed George! RIP and thoughts/love to you and the family.
    Wonder how long before he fires Billy again … Am sure heaven isnt ready for King George!

  79. JCPD..... July 13th, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Patriots 3 Time Champions July 13th, 2010 at 10:15 am
    YES. Darth Stein is dead. A day to remember.

    ———————————————————-

    I knew it wouldn’t be long until comments like this started showing up. My condolences to you for being such a poor excuse of a human being that takes joy in someone’s death.

  80. damon (think 28) July 13th, 2010 at 10:26 am

    IN HONOR OF A MOST BELOVED OWNER, who loved the Yankees legacy and helped them continue their excellence , with his business acumen and leadership.

    You will never be forgotten Dear Sir, and THANK YOU for loving the Yankees and preserving their storied history.

  81. pat July 13th, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Joba_62 We all suffered a huge loss today! Mr. Steinbrenner was a great man, great owner, that did so many amazing things. You will truly be missed!

  82. Wakka Wakka July 13th, 2010 at 10:26 am

    “Jesus is getting a haircut and a shave in anticipation for George Steinbrenner’s arrival”

  83. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Wakka Wakka July 13th, 2010 at 10:26 am
    ?Jesus is getting a haircut and a shave in anticipation for George Steinbrenner?s arrival?

    *********************
    :D

  84. silfa718 July 13th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    i never post….

    The Boss will be missed

  85. Jim July 13th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Only Steinbrenner could pick such a moment to die, the night of the All-Star game with a whole entire day tomorrow free of sports news to dedicate to his eulogy. Bravo Boss, a fitting end to a man who knew how to grab a headline.

  86. 86w183 July 13th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    My first Yankees experience was losing the 1964 World Series and crying my eyes out — I was 6 at the time. My Dad and Uncles assured me the Yankees would be in the World Series just about every year, but as well know they didn’t return until 1976.

    I will always be grateful for George rescuing this proud franchise from the gross mismanagement of CBS and making the Yankees great once again. I’m glad he was able to enjoy the All-Star game in 2008 and, to a lesser extent the 2009 World Series win.

    Thanx, boss. My God Bless

  87. Carl July 13th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Adam Warren has been promoted to Trenton

  88. Aaron July 13th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Plenty of people can finance a billion. Hopefully it doesn’t come to that anytime soon.

    Honestly, I’m not that upset. I’ve known it was coming for a long time, and every single time I’ve seen him in the last year it’s been more depressing than this. He held on for a long time, but was in bad shape. He’s much better off now than he was yesterday.
    Kudos to him for a great life.

  89. bloogle July 13th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    And to think – no federal estate tax for those dying in 2010

  90. The Truthiness July 13th, 2010 at 10:31 am

    If there was ever a day to just completely ignore trolls, this is it. Don’t reply or react in any way and they will get bored and go away.

  91. Uncle Ellsworth July 13th, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Thanks George

  92. saucY July 13th, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Wakka Wakka …

    was going to post something similar, but thought it may have been too soon :lol:

  93. Aaron July 13th, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Dolan owning this team would be the downfall of a empire. Selig would NEVER let that happen. Without NY, payrolls will drop, profits will drop, and interest in baseball would decline with re: to teams like NY and Boston filling up other stadiums.

    That, and Dolan is a complete moron.

  94. Benny Blanco July 13th, 2010 at 10:33 am

    RIP to the BOSS!

  95. STL Yankee July 13th, 2010 at 10:33 am

    You promised New York that you would bring the Yankees back to their grandeur.
    Mr Steinbrenner you put your money where your mouth is , and restored a lasting legacy to your efforts.

    Forever you will be tied to, and credited with the success of your beloved Yankees, because of the business model you used to bring the Yankees to TRUE greatness, THANK YOU.

  96. Uncle Ellsworth July 13th, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Wakka
    That was funny – thanks

    Can it wait a few hours team being sold is discussed?

  97. Barry Lane July 13th, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I think it is really cool that Cary Grant’s image sits in George’s office. Two successful guys, somewhat different stylistically, but men to admire.

    Barry

  98. terpbomber July 13th, 2010 at 10:35 am

    With the recent passing of Bob Sheppard, Steinbrenner’s passing really marks of an era. The Yankee tradition will continue in his absence. I have much to thank him in my years as a Yankee fan (since 1976), through all the good and bad. And it was the “bad” that occasionally irked me about his decisions. But in the end, most of it paid off. I got see the team win the World Series seven times when most fans today are still clamoring to see even one for their team.

  99. willis July 13th, 2010 at 10:36 am

    RIP..

  100. MLBTRCommentModerator July 13th, 2010 at 10:36 am

    One of the greatest and most charitable men to ever grace this earth, RIP. Condolences to the family of George Steinbrenner.

  101. Robert O'Kelly July 13th, 2010 at 10:36 am

    He went out as the reigning champion. Appropriate.

  102. Mark D July 13th, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Rest in Peace Mr. Steinbrenner. Thank you.
    My prayers go out to the Steinbrenner family.

  103. Joe July 13th, 2010 at 10:37 am

    RIP George.

  104. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 13th, 2010 at 10:38 am

    It’s somehow appropriate that it’s a rainy day here.

  105. Erica in NY July 13th, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Daily News full article by Bill Maddon

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....ports.html

  106. Jack July 13th, 2010 at 10:39 am

    # bloogle July 13th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    And to think – no federal estate tax for those dying in 2010.

    It’s a pretty morbid thought, but unless the gov’t rescinds the sunset provisions of the estate tax law I can see where extremely wealthy, perhaps older or terminally ill folks might “elect” to pass this year rather than saddle their heirs with huge tax bills in later years.

  107. Chuck58 July 13th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Born on the Fourth of July.
    Passed away on All-Star Tuesday.
    George Steinbrenner, a True Yankee.
    Rest in Peace, sir, and thank you.
    My condolences to the family.

  108. gfd July 13th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Than You Boss for making the Yankees, the team everyone looks at, to see what they need to do, and TRY to beat them.
    You’ve made the Yankees standard a model other franchises can only envy!

  109. burrman July 13th, 2010 at 10:41 am

    RIP boss. I hope what you have brought to this franchise will live on forever. Truly Greatness.

  110. Jeff NJ July 13th, 2010 at 10:41 am

    RIP George. You lived an amazing life that changed the world. Thank you.

  111. RayVT July 13th, 2010 at 10:42 am

    A sad day in the Bronx! A great man! He showed what a man could do no matter how flawed the person. His heart was good! We loved his results! He will be missed & remembered!

  112. GG July 13th, 2010 at 10:42 am

    RIP George. Thanks for the memories.

  113. Hey Kelvin says July 13th, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Man you guys have no idea how sad this is, I am lucky that I met Mr.Steinbrenner a few times. Truly sad day for the organization, unbelievable.

  114. Erica in NY July 13th, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Jack July 13th, 2010 at 10:39 am
    # bloogle July 13th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    And to think – no federal estate tax for those dying in 2010.

    It?s a pretty morbid thought, but unless the gov?t rescinds the sunset provisions of the estate tax law I can see where extremely wealthy, perhaps older or terminally ill folks might ?elect? to pass this year rather than saddle their heirs with huge tax bills in later years.
    *************

    There was a whole episode on Law and Order about that!

  115. Justin July 13th, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I don’t think there’s a sports figure in New York, or in this country, who exhibited such individualism, guts, fire, and authenticity. Everything he did had authenticity–and it’s worth looking at the plastic figures on ESPN, and seeing what we’ve seen in recent days to know that we won’t see his like again.

  116. Jack July 13th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Since there is no estate tax this year, the estate will not be pressured to sell the team in order to pay federal taxes. If Steinbrenner was a Florida resident (someone will confirm this) it also means t I think here will be no state estate or inheritance taxes either. All this means that there is a good chance the team will stay with the Steinbrenner family if Hal and his siblings so decide (without the pressure of having to raise cash to pay Uncle Sam).

  117. Chip July 13th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    George?s legacy will be that stadium and that team.

    He took an organization that CBS had turned into the Pittsburgh Pirates of their time and turned it into not just a champion but an empire both on the field and in the boardroom. To borrow from Jay-Z and Prokhorov for a minute; the New York Yankees are the Blueprint for Success. George was not a model citizen and he made his fair share of boneheaded blunders but the ones that he made on the field were all borne from a drive to win and win now. Let tomorrow take care of itself, he wanted a champion today.

    Are Yankee tickets wildly expensive? Absolutely, but George ? unlike other owners ? put his money back onto the field. And not just at the major league level, he paid for the best coaches and scouts available. He used to get hammered by saying that winning in the minor leagues was important. The response was always, ?who cares about wins and losses in the minors, all you need to do there is develop the players.? George?s response was ?I want to develop winners, not players.?

    Was it a good thing when he gave Cashman more control over player moves? Certainly; but you can never say George didn?t want to win.

    Sadly with the way MLB is run today we?ll never see an owner like George again. The closest we?ll get are Jerry Jones and Marc Cuban.

    Jeter and Girardi can’t go give a Gipper speech and fire up a baseball team – it doesn’t work that way, but you can almost picture Hal giving a call to Cashman and saying; ?whatever you need, go get. I?ll foot the bill. If we have to go to $300 million, do it. We are winning this World Series.?

  118. Yankee Trader July 13th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Our condolences to the entire Steinbrenner family. Your father/grandfather has left a wonderful and lasting legacy for Yankee fans everywhere. Truly a sad day, but a day of memories and reflection for all the good Mr. Steinbrenner brought to the world.

  119. Raja July 13th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I feel worse than when my grand father passed away.. and I loved my grand father!

  120. Joe from Long Island July 13th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    And to think ? no federal estate tax for those dying in 2010

    Yes, I think that’s right. Should make it easier for the family to hold onto the team. I remember the dark days, when CBS owned the team. The very last thing I want is for the team to be sold to Cablevision and the Dolans, or someone/something of that ilk. I’m very happy with Hal. Seemed to work out last year.

  121. pat July 13th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    from wallacematthews

    Daryll Strawberry
    “The Boss loved his players. He cares about people. That’s what a lot of people don’t understand about him. He came to my bedside (after cancer surgery). He cared for me more as a person than as a baseball player.

    He believed in what the NY Yankees were all about. He had a tremendous impact on me. he taught me to never quit. I think he just loved people. Not only me. There’s a list of guys he took care of. He’s a die-hard New Yorker. I’m truly honored to have recived his blessing. they made an impact on my life.” ”

  122. Dw July 13th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Rip George Steinbrenner

  123. Raja July 13th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Honestly though, I think the Yankees in the ASG should just sit out, out of respect for the Boss… and dedicate themselves to winning #28 this year!

  124. Rick July 13th, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Friday’s game will be a very solemn night with the passing of Bob Sheppard and George Steinbrenner. Black armbands and initials on Yankee uniforms will be very appropriate.
    Players all over baseball should realize that if not for George signing Catfish Hunter in late ’74, they would never be making the salaries they have today.
    George had the basic business philosophy. You have to spend money to make money and he set the standard in baseball.

  125. Chip July 13th, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Erica in NY July 13th, 2010 at 10:39 am
    Daily News full article by Bill Maddon

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo…..ports.html
    ——————

    That two faced son of a B will probably use this to try and pump up publicity for his book.

  126. Thomas Robust July 13th, 2010 at 10:48 am

    A very sad day for the Yankees, Baseball, and all over NY and America.
    There will never be another like George ‘The Boss’ Steinbrenner.
    R.I.P.

  127. mikey487 July 13th, 2010 at 10:49 am

    FYI: For the tax inquirers/commenters

    While there is no Federal Estate tax, there is also a very limited stepped up basis provision that may raised capital gains issues.

    http://www.statefarm.com/insur.....axgone.asp

  128. Uncle Ellsworth July 13th, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Raja
    They should play to honor him. If they feel like it. That would be the George way.

  129. Brandon Awesome (From my notebook in NJ) July 13th, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Wow IDK what to feel, I’m teary, srsly

    R.I.P. Boss

    Wakka thanks for that comment.

    Jesus is definitely trimming his hair and beard in anticipation. I hope the Boss doesn’t fire him and rehire him.

  130. jack13 July 13th, 2010 at 10:50 am

    RIP to Mr. Steinbrenner. We’ll miss you, and we appreciate all you did for Yankee fans.

  131. Haiku-man July 13th, 2010 at 10:51 am

    I lost my father last June, he went home laid down and died from heat exhaustion. This was the same week last year as M. Jackson, and Farrah Fawcett deaths. Now Mr Steinbrenner, I’m slowly not liking the month of June. This has been a rough year.

    Thank you for restoring the Yankees to their rightful place at the top. You will never be forgotten, and Yankees fans appreciate the professionalism you required from any player that wears the pinstripes.

  132. JohnC July 13th, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I’m so glad the Yankees were able to giveGeorge one last championship to witness and hope that they can now give him another this year in his memory. Thank you George for all you’vedone and may you rest in peace.

  133. Chip July 13th, 2010 at 10:52 am

    As to the estate tax issue, I’m sure that ownership control of the Yankees and YES was transfered to the other members of the family to avoid a huge tax hit when George’s health started to fail.

  134. Jeremy July 13th, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Raja
    The AL taking this games does help the Yankees win #28. Homefield advantage.
    Also I think George would want them to play.

  135. Aaron July 13th, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Jesus people…lets not get carried away here.

  136. Laura - Road to 600 July 13th, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I think they should wear the black armbands for George and have a picture of a mic for Sheppard.

  137. Joe from Long Island July 13th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I have a few minutes this morning, and I was sitting here, and thinking of what George did after the Virginia Tech tragedy, when he spontaneously donated $1M to the school, and had them arrange for a visit to the campus to play an exhibition game.

    I don’t think any other sports team or owner did that. I’m not surprised. George was one of a kind, and we will not see his kind for a long time, if ever again.

  138. Laura - Road to 600 July 13th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    “Jesus people?lets not get carried away here.”

    How are we getting carried away? Name one owner of a sports team that had 7 World Championships under his reign. The Yankees are worth 1.5B because of George. The Yankees are the 2009 World Champs because of George and the belief system that he instilled in the players and the organization. Give the man the credit and the respect that he has earned these last 38 years.

  139. Joe from Long Island July 13th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Old Timers’ Day is Saturday.

  140. yaksfansince67 July 13th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    When I started going to games in 1967, the Yanks were awful. Yank’s president at the time was Mike Burke, who was always at the games and very accessible to the few thousand fans in attendance. I think I got his autograph (and picture) about 5 times, along with Jake Gibbs, Horace Clarke, etc.

    In those days, the Mets owned NY. I remember telling Elrod Hendricks during a game in 69 to “bat the Mets!”

    It was an intimate, cozy atmosphere in those days, when team attendance dipped below a million. We could go out on the field, walk through the player’s parking lot, and sit first row for four bucks.

    Mr. Steinbrenner changed all that. It took a while, but the return to championships and playoff performances that fans under 30 take for granted, was thanks to the willingness of Steinbrenner to spend money. He took a lot of heat, made mistakes, but dedicated himself to making the team a winning franchise again. The current financial state of the Yankees was not inevitable. CBS sold the Yankees for 10 million.

    George will be missed but his legacy will live on forever.

  141. mikey487 July 13th, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Joe from LI

    Good note on Old Timers Day.
    This should be one to remember and record

  142. pat July 13th, 2010 at 10:57 am

    “Old Timers’ Day is Saturday.”

    I thought of that too. Must see TV for Yankee fans I would suspect.

  143. stuart July 13th, 2010 at 10:58 am

    he was the best owner is sport. made the ynaks what they are today. once he figured out Gene Michales knew what he was doing we get what we have now. 17 + years of dominance.

    George Steinbrenner was a good man and a great owner who cared.

    THank you and RIP…I feel like I lost a member of my family someone I have been hearing about for 38 years…

  144. Brandon Awesome (From my notebook in NJ) July 13th, 2010 at 10:58 am

    You just get that feeling that the Boss was not going to let Bob go alone.

  145. trisha - so proud to be a Yankee fan today and always July 13th, 2010 at 10:58 am

    The interlocking NY will forever be intertwined with the letters GMS. To me they are one and the same.

    God bless you Boss. My tears of sadness and of gratitude flow freely. You will be forever loved and forever missed. You were truly one of a kind, one in a million. We will probably never know the true extent of your generosity because yours was genuine kind. You didn’t care about the publicity, you only cared about the end result. Today the Yankee universe both lost and gained one of its best.

    Rest in peace great warrior. Baseball has lost a hero, a man defined by both passion and compassion. I know that a light has been extinguished in my life with his passing.

  146. Catjya July 13th, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Read all the time ,don’t post anymore…

    I’m glad he got to see the Yankees win another WS before he died. He will be missed but left a winning formula for the franchise to keep the Yankees on top.

  147. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 13th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Joe from LI -

    Will you be at OTD?

    That’s going to be quite a day. :(

  148. bob July 13th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    he let Seinfeld & George Costanzo make fun of him too ! hilarious episodes . same with the miller lite commercials decades ago.

  149. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    JackCurryYES Dave Winfield, who had a testy relationship with Steinbrenner, told ESPN that GMS was “one of the top owners in the history of sports.” 48 minutes ago reply

    Joelsherman1 Heard George went into hosp for procedure last nite about 9:30-10pm, had heart attack about 6:30am this morn, died soon after #Steinbenenr

    Joelsherman1 Steinbrenner was extremes: infuriate and elate u in same chat. saw him cruel and saw him beautiful. changed sports, not just baseball

  150. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 11:01 am

    bob July 13th, 2010 at 10:59 am
    he let Seinfeld & George Costanzo make fun of him too ! hilarious episodes

    **************************
    agreed. :D

  151. Joe from Long Island July 13th, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Doreen – My friend, with whom I share our Saturday partial plan, has the tickets for that day. He’s going with his son. Between the Boss and Bob Sheppard, things will probably be pretty emotional for some. They will have a time to remember.

    I’ll have the DVR going. My guess is that it may end up on a Yankees’ DVD collection.

  152. Billy Martin July 13th, 2010 at 11:03 am

    RossGB July 13th, 2010 at 10:18 am
    Bob Sheppard, standing at the side of St Peter,

    ‘And now…batting for the Yankees..Number 1…George Steinbrenner…Number 1…’

    Ahem. That’s retired.

  153. Aaron July 13th, 2010 at 11:06 am

    I get that Laura, but he didn’t cure cancer. He was a baseball owner, not a saint. I get that he did a lot for NY, and baseball as a whole. He’s not Mother Theresa.
    I will miss him terribly.

  154. Rishi July 13th, 2010 at 11:06 am

    what a sad way to come back from vacation – two great losses for the team and “family”

  155. Gio July 13th, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Daryll Strawberry make me ill. He was on the Apprentice this year, and only represented the mets, wearing their uniform to market and win a challenges, never once acknowledging the Yankees . So now he speaks?

  156. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 11:07 am

    KenDavidoff George dominated my life, as a #Yankees reporter. When my wife called to say we were expecting, I was chasing him down a corridor in Tampa.

    LOL

  157. Rishi July 13th, 2010 at 11:08 am

    ChrisShearnYES The past couple of days the voice, heart, and soul of the Yankees have passed on.
    6 minutes ago via UberTwitter

  158. LGY July 13th, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Reading through the George RAB thread and someone posted a funny moment from Torre’s book:

    “Another time, Allen Watson, a relief pitcher, threw a bagel at a clubhouse attendant while goofing off in the clubhouse during spring training. Just as the bagel sailed across the room, Steinbrenner walked through the doorway. In the case of perfect timing: the flying bagel hit Steinbrenner in the chest. The clubhouse fell ominously silent. “Who threw that?” Steinbrenner Demanded. Watson raised his hand. “I did”. “I figured it was you, Watson,” Steinbrenner said. That’s why it didn’t hurt” And he kept on walking.”

  159. vtyankeefan-the original!! July 13th, 2010 at 11:09 am

    My thoughts are with Mr. Steinbrenner and his family. He brought baseball’s signature franchise back to greatness and we as Yankee fans are should be thankful for that

  160. JM July 13th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    # mikey487 July 13th, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Joe from LI

    Good note on Old Timers Day.
    This should be one to remember and record

    _____________________________________

    I am lucky enough to have tickets for Old Timers Day. Have not been to one in 8 years. This will be an emotional one, for sure. Will bring some tissues.

  161. Troy O'Leary July 13th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    I’m a lifelong Sox fan but will miss George terribly. He added a tremendous amount to baseball and amped up the rivalry I love to revel in today. Too many sports fans use the word “hate” nowadays. George made me seethe sometimes as a Sox fan, but that was one reason for his greatness – he had tremendous passion, and brought out passion in others. Baseball and the world in general need more characters like him.
    Condolences to the Steinbrenner family and to Yanks fans.
    George, you will be missed.

  162. Laura - Road to 600 July 13th, 2010 at 11:11 am

    “Daryll Strawberry make me ill. He was on the Apprentice this year, and only represented the mets, wearing their uniform to market and win a challenges, never once acknowledging the Yankees . So now he speaks?”

    The fact that Daryll feels more of an allegiance to the Mets doesn’t change the fact that at one time, he was a Yankee and his life was touched by George. I see nothing wrong in him expressing his feelings at this time.

  163. Phil Columbus July 13th, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Dave Winfield being interviewed on “The Herd” He surely felt and saw all sides of The Boss. What was really great about is that they made peace and respected each other as “Men.”
    RIP Mr. Stienbrenner . Yankee players should wear thier pants legs at the knee showing their socks as a small tribute to the Boss for the rest of the season.

  164. Jack July 13th, 2010 at 11:13 am

    “# Chip July 13th, 2010 at 10:52 am

    As to the estate tax issue, I’m sure that ownership control of the Yankees and YES was transfered to the other members of the family to avoid a huge tax hit when George’s health started to fail.”

    Yes, but there would have been gift taxes involved which would have taken a big chunk out of the estate. By having died this year the family saved an enormous amount of taxes.

  165. jw July 13th, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Thank you for the Yankees.

  166. Mark- Can't touch this. July 13th, 2010 at 11:15 am

    From 7 million to 4.7 billion with the YES network. Just WOW!!

  167. Wakka Wakka July 13th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Yes, but there would have been gift taxes involved which would have taken a big chunk out of the estate. By having died this year the family saved an enormous amount of taxes.
    ——————————————

    So pretty much George Steinbrenner just bested the government. Win.

  168. Bill July 13th, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Very sad day – just finished “Steinbrenner” last night. George was unbelievable; his mood swings were wild, but I’ll miss him. He was the #1 Yankee fan, and gave us a franchise that I’m very proud to be a fan of.
    We’ll never see another George. Thanks for everything, Boss….
    Win #28 for him !!!

  169. John L July 13th, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Someone PLEASE explain to me how The Boss is not in the Hall of Fame????? ESPN has been covering his passing for more than an hour non-stop on the same day as baseball’s All-Star game. Every news outlet has it as their lead story. Is that level of reverence befitting of a non-Hall of Famer??? It’s a shame that he was not inducted during his lifetime.

  170. Alan July 13th, 2010 at 11:19 am

    In effect, Harold Z. (Hal) Steinbrenner is the Principal Owner / Chairperson of the Yankees.
    There’s no valid reason why he and the family should sell a prospering venture and eliminate the family legacy. There’s a long list of top people in the organization that will see to it that nothing but winning counts.
    Hal has been prepared for 3 years and although he’s not as visable as his father was, the fire still burns.

  171. LGY July 13th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    George doesn’t personally own the Yankees.

    Yankee Global Enterprises owns the Yankees which is owned by the Steinbrenner family.

  172. Erica in NY July 13th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    New thread :arrow:

    Bloomberg’s comments

  173. CompassRosy July 13th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Condolences, Yankee fans.

    R.I.P. Mr. Steinbrenner

    http://tinyurl.com/2bl7wj6

  174. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 11:23 am

    New Post: Bloomberg: Steinbrenner was “a quintessential New Yorker”

    :arrow:

  175. SMK July 13th, 2010 at 11:25 am

    A while back, I was working as an Underwriter for a major insurance company. George Steinbrenner’s file actually came across my desk. It was one of the most interesting reads of my life.

    The man lived a richer life than 99.9% of the people on this earth. Everything you’ve read about him is just the tip of the iceberg.

    RIP Boss.

  176. vblade July 13th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    RIP. There are few words that could describe the sadness of this day.

    I bet Bob is right there at the gates to give him a hearty hug.

    For the rest of us, the legacy he has created will have to do.

  177. Melkman is in Hotlanta July 13th, 2010 at 11:36 am

    May the true warrior of the Bronx rest in peace! Thank you Mr. Steinbrenner!

  178. Aaron July 13th, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Someone PLEASE explain to me how The Boss is not in the Hall of Fame

    Because they don’t induct guys into the hall of fame for writing checks.

  179. Rick D July 13th, 2010 at 11:56 am

    RIP Boss

  180. Scott July 13th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    “Aaron July 13th, 2010 at 11:36 am
    Someone PLEASE explain to me how The Boss is not in the Hall of Fame

    Because they don’t induct guys into the hall of fame for writing checks.”

    Obviously written by a person whose team he is a fan of has an owner(s) who doesn’t understand you spend money to make money. Perhaps a better idea for him is to send a note to his team’s owner with his frustration instead of coming here and making a cheap comment on how bad George was because he put his money back into his team rather than into his own pockets.

  181. thirdgenfan July 13th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    The Boss is dead, long live the Boss!

  182. Tony C July 13th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Thanks for helping to provide so many memories to all baseball fans.
    It’s the end of an era.
    R.I.P Boss

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