Sports Business Journal has named its 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business, and Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner landed at No. 40, right behind two executives from U.S. Olympic Committee.
From the rankings:
It was a quieter year in Yankeeland, with perhaps the exception of milestone marches by Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. But under Steinbrenner, the Yankees remain by far baseball’s most popular team, its most powerful revenue producer, and a leading measuring stick for industry success.
Steinbrenner ranked ahead of notable names Don Fehr, Mark Cuban and Michael Weiner. Steinbrenner was five spots higher on the list last year.
At the top of the list is Steve Burke, the president and CEO of NBCUniversal.
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