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Report: Steinbrenner in Tampa hospital (with UPDATES)

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Jul 13, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

There are two reports out there about George Steinbrenner being taken to a Tampa-area hospital. Here is one and here is the other. Information is very murky at this time so I’ll keep updating this post with news as it comes out.

UPDATE, 9:25 a.m.: I just spoke to Howard Rubenstein, who is Steinbrenner’s long-time PR man, and he cut off the conversation after only a few seconds. He said a “we will have a statement shortly” on the situation and that he could not confirm anything “at this moment.” It sounds as though Steinbrenner was reportedly hospitalized Monday night with a heart attack. Keep it here for updates.

UPDATE, 9:48 a.m.: Chad here. The Associated Press is reporting that Steinbrenner has died. They are citing “a person close to George Steinbrenner” saying he passed away this morning.

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98 Responses to “Report: Steinbrenner in Tampa hospital (with UPDATES)”

  1. BetterLivingThruChemistry July 13th, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Thank you Sam, we fans would be grateful for any updates you give.

  2. Steve July 13th, 2010 at 9:23 am

    I can’t take this. Sheppard and now Steinbrenner? What is going on????

  3. Erica in NY July 13th, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Someone just told me that on WPLJ they said he had a massive heart attack.

    My thoughts are definitely with the Steinbrenner and Yankee family

  4. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 9:25 am

    LoHudYankees Just spoke to Howard Rubenstein, Boss PR man – said “we will have a statement shortly.” Would not confirm anything “at this moment.”

  5. JM July 13th, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Tampa TV News station BN9 is reporting that George has died. :(

    http://twitter.com/BN9

  6. pat July 13th, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Sam’s update showing up on Twitter but not here?

    “Just spoke to Howard Rubenstein, Boss PR man – said “we will have a statement shortly.” Would not confirm anything “at this moment.” “

  7. JohnC July 13th, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Hope that report out of Tampa is not true. A very sad week for the Yankee family.First Bob Sheppard and now George.

  8. upstate kate July 13th, 2010 at 9:28 am

    thoughts and prayers to George and the Steinbrenner family

  9. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 9:28 am

    pat-Sam did post an update

  10. rodg12 July 13th, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Thoughts and prayers with the Boss and his family. I’m hoping for a healthy recovery for Mr. Steinbrenner.

  11. pat July 13th, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Report from BN9 has been rescinded

  12. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 9:29 am

    RiverAveBlues FWIW, @BN9 has rescinded their report of the Boss? death. AFAIK, he?s in the hospital in critical condition following a heart attack.

  13. Potch July 13th, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Prayers our to George and the family… Hope all is okay.

  14. JM July 13th, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Yes, was just about to post that they have rescinded and now say he’s in the hosiptal in very critical condition, whatever that means. George is a pretty tough guy, if anyone can pull through this, he is the one.

  15. MTU (aka GBURL) July 13th, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Medicine can do wonders today, and the Boss is a fighter.

    If anyone can overcome this a Man like GS can.

    Hoping for the best.

  16. Bronx Jeers July 13th, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Not to make light of a truly sad event but if George has passed maybe we can take some solace in the fact that when he enters those pearly gates his arrival will be “announced” by a familiar voice.

  17. BetterLivingThruChemistry July 13th, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Not good news in any event. Prayers to the Steinbrenners.

  18. Fran (the original) and OPPC member July 13th, 2010 at 9:32 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to George and the Steinbrenner family. This is not a good week for the Yankee family.

  19. Mike RI July 13th, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Hang in there Boss !!!

  20. AeroFANatic July 13th, 2010 at 9:36 am

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I work in sports radio here in Miami and he has reportedly died :( What a horrible day for us Yankee fans. I would *HOPE* this news is inaccurate, but we will have to wait and see…

  21. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 13th, 2010 at 9:36 am

    My thoughts and prayers with the Steinbrenner family.

  22. JohnC July 13th, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Glad that earlier report was rescinded. Hope he pulls through. ON a happier note, congratulation to Michael Kay onhis engagement to former FOX 5 morning host Jodi Applegate. She’s a beauty!

    http://zellspinstripeblog.com/.....applegate/

  23. pat July 13th, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Prayers and wishes for George of peace and comfort.

  24. Billy D July 13th, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Prayers and good thoughts to Mr. Steinbrenner and his family.

  25. vegas cabbie July 13th, 2010 at 9:38 am

    For everything you did to restore this franchise to glory… (twice!),

    Mr. Steinbrenner, I thank you.

  26. Mike July 13th, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I heard from a good source he passed away. My wishes go out to the Steinbrenner family

  27. John July 13th, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Although it wouldn’t be surprising for an 80-year old man in poor health, I hope it isn’t too, too dire. Sheppard and Steinbrenner both in the same week would be too much. Get Yogi round-the-clock protection.

  28. AeroFANatic July 13th, 2010 at 9:40 am

    God speed Mr Steinbrenner. You were indeed a winner, and stopped at nothing giving us the best possible baseball product. And for that, I will always thank you.

  29. Steph July 13th, 2010 at 9:40 am

    My thoughts and prayers with the Steinbrenners

  30. Trevor July 13th, 2010 at 9:40 am

    He’s passed. Sad day. RIP

  31. Mike in Harrisburg July 13th, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Thanks for EVERYTHING, Boss.

  32. Mike in Harrisburg July 13th, 2010 at 9:43 am

    george steinbrenner is in hospital and may or may not have already died

  33. tom tresh 15 July 13th, 2010 at 9:44 am

    All we as a fanbase can do is give up our prayers for George

  34. balls in face July 13th, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Now BN9 just says they have unconfirmed reports that he’s in the hospital. Nothing about condition.

  35. JasonR July 13th, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Thanks for everything, Boss.

  36. JM July 13th, 2010 at 9:46 am

    The Daily News is reporting that George has died.

  37. Dutch July 13th, 2010 at 9:46 am

    On this day of All-Stars, its somewhat fitting he will be honored tonight. Here’s to the owner that was willing to pay for All-Star talent.

  38. JohnC July 13th, 2010 at 9:46 am

    NY Daily News is now reporting that George has passed away. RIP George. You were the greatest owner in all of sports. You will begreatly missed.

  39. bob July 13th, 2010 at 9:46 am

    the best owner ever in the history of sports. rest in peace.

  40. Bronx Jeers July 13th, 2010 at 9:46 am

    AP is saying he passed.

  41. JM July 13th, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Link to Daily News report:

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

  42. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 9:47 am

    LoHudYankees George Steinbrenner has died, according to the New York Daily News

  43. blake July 13th, 2010 at 9:47 am

    If the report is true and the Boss has passed then its truly a sad week for Yankee fans. That’s two legends of Yankee and baseball history in one week.

    Thoughts and prayers to the Steinbrenner family.

  44. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 9:47 am

    RiverAveBlues NY Sports Radio @WFAN reports that the team will release a statement shortly. Club officials say the news is ?not good.”

  45. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 9:48 am

    If this news is true, what an awful week.

    My thoughts are with the Steinbrenner family.

  46. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 9:50 am

    LoHudYankees According to News, time of death was approximately 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

  47. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 13th, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Oh, so sad.

  48. champ809 July 13th, 2010 at 9:50 am

    R.I.P. George “The Boss” Steinbrenner.

  49. JM July 13th, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Rough week for the Yankee family, but if there is any consolation in this, when George passed, the Yankees were the reigning World Champions and in first place in the division. I am sure he liked that, bullpen meltdowns aside. :)

  50. The Truthiness July 13th, 2010 at 9:51 am

    RIP to the most dedicated owner in sports. Farewell Big Stein!

  51. NYY626 July 13th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    RIP Boss. You will be missed :(

  52. BetterLivingThruChemistry July 13th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    This is an ending of an era. RIP Boss. Thank you for all you did for us Yankee fans.

  53. YANKEES July 13th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    OMG! So sad. Bad week to be a Yankee fan.

  54. teddy July 13th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    awwwwwww poor george, rip to him and his family

  55. John July 13th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    At least he got to see one more World Championship come his way. It’s the end of an era, truly.

    Let’s enjoy the peace before the trolls start a-coming.

  56. Erica in NY July 13th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    George, there will never be anyone like you

  57. Nick D. July 13th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Shame. He should have gone in the hall before he passed. Thanks for everything George.

  58. Brenda in VA July 13th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Thanks Boss! For Expecting Perfection…

  59. Jim July 13th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    ESPN just announced that George has passed. Sad day for the Yankees. My prayers go out to the family and the organization.

  60. cs in la July 13th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Rest in peace George.

  61. Fran (the original) and OPPC member July 13th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    This is so sad. But at least George got to see one more World Series championship before he passed.

    Thanks for everything George

  62. Carl July 13th, 2010 at 9:55 am

    RIP to The Boss :(

  63. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 9:55 am

    RIP George.

    Thanks for everything.

  64. Erica in NY July 13th, 2010 at 9:56 am

    May I suggest a blog moment of silence for the next minute for the Boss?

  65. MTU (aka GBURL) July 13th, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Mr. Steinbrenner will always be remembered for the wonderful memories he gave to the Yankee faithful thru his leadership as an owner.

    May he RIP and condolences to his family on their loss.

  66. rodg12 July 13th, 2010 at 9:56 am

    RIP Mr. Steinbrenner. The best owner in the history of sports. Did everything we, as fans, could ask for. You will be missed!

  67. pat July 13th, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Sad for those left behind but peace for a vital man who has not been as vital for awhile now. RIP.

  68. G. Love July 13th, 2010 at 9:57 am

    R.I.P. Boss

  69. TimO July 13th, 2010 at 9:57 am

    a sad day. Thank you, George. You were a giant.

  70. Yanksgal07 July 13th, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Thanks for bringing the Yankees back to Glory …RIP Mr. Steinbrenner. Hopefully Mr. Sheppard is announcing your arrival…

  71. Billy D July 13th, 2010 at 9:57 am

    RIP Mr. Steinbrenner. We mourn your passing, but celebrate your life and legacy.

  72. Doreen - GTLU Stuff & Photos July 13th, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Even though you knew this day was coming, it’s not easy to deal with.

    I’m glad he goes out as the owner of a champion.

    Thanks for the memories, George. RIP.

  73. Gus G. July 13th, 2010 at 9:57 am

    What a bad week and it’s only Tuesday.

  74. upstate kate July 13th, 2010 at 9:59 am

    a sad week in Yankee land…at least the Boss died knowing his team was in first place…it makes last year’s championship all the more special.

  75. raymagnetic July 13th, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Wasn’t expecting this news when I logged on. Sad week in Yankee land for sure. RIP to the Boss….

  76. Erin July 13th, 2010 at 9:59 am

    ed_price #Yankees confirm passing of George Steinbrenner

    :(

  77. rodg12 July 13th, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Some rare photos of the Boss through the years from the SI Vault…

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c...../index.htm

  78. Arno July 13th, 2010 at 10:00 am

    RIP George Steinbrenner… :(

  79. Joekuh - RIP Boss July 13th, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Damn that’s some sad news. Let’s win another one for him!

  80. BJ July 13th, 2010 at 10:01 am

    RIP, more reason to win it again.

  81. Erica in NY July 13th, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Just this morning as I was driving to work, I was remembering the 2008 All Star Game at Yankee Stadium and the ovation Georger got and how touched he was as drove and waved around the Stadium.

  82. Lori July 13th, 2010 at 10:02 am

    I am so saddened this morning. My heart felt condolences to the entire Steinbrenner family and the Yankees organization.

  83. Erica in NY July 13th, 2010 at 10:02 am

    New thread :arrow:
    George Steinbrenner

  84. Everyone sucks except SJ and CB and Doreen July 13th, 2010 at 10:02 am

    World Series number 28, here we come.

    For George and Bob

  85. talltenor July 13th, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Thoughts and prayers for the Steinbrenner family. RIP, Boss.

  86. CMM July 13th, 2010 at 10:03 am

    RIP George. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  87. inpinstripes July 13th, 2010 at 10:03 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.

  88. RonH July 13th, 2010 at 10:03 am

    RIP, Boss. Thanks for all the great teams!

  89. carlo July 13th, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Terrible, just terrible. Crushing blow. Knew the day would come, but didn’t think that day would be this soon. Beside myself. You were the best of all time George, nobody did it better.

  90. Paul In California July 13th, 2010 at 10:05 am

    What a devastating week for the Yankee family. I can proudly say that I’m a Yankee fan because of George Steinbrenner. Rest in peace George.

    Also very sad to hear about Bob Sheppard. I knew no other voice of Yankee Stadium then Bob’s and to go to the stadium and not hear him (other then Derek’s intro) seems somehow improper to me. Rest in peace Bob.

    Condolences to both families.

  91. damon (think 28) July 13th, 2010 at 10:07 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.

  92. STL Yankee July 13th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    You promised NY that you would restore the Yankees back to their grandeur . 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 your business model.

  93. Frank July 13th, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Rest in peace Big George! You will be missed!

  94. Kash_VA July 13th, 2010 at 10:23 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!

  95. Jim July 13th, 2010 at 10:28 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.

  96. Off to the Great Adventure July 13th, 2010 at 10:34 am

    George: Oh, it’s YOU.

    Martin: Yeah, George, I got the assignment to welcome you and show you around. And I’ve actually mellowed towards you – even though you fired me a hundred times!

    George: But I always rehired you, Billy, I always rehired you!

  97. bloogle July 13th, 2010 at 10:48 am

    And just think – no federal estate taxes if you die in 2010

  98. simple concept July 13th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    however many years

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