Yankees' Steinbrenner dies at 80


I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!
Aug 2, 2008
Im over here now
most hated him, but he did make the Yankees moar better
George Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4.

"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 Steinbrenner family said in a statement.

"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."

He had a heart attack, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla., and died at about 6:30 a.m ET on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.


Jul 12, 2010
The swamp or the darkroom
RIP George. It's a sad day for Yankee fans, indeed.

His investment in the Yanks was one of the best ever made from a financial standpoint. The actual price he paid was a little under 10 million. Can you imagine by today's standards? At least Hal has his s*** together.

Mr Jones

Turbo Monkey
Nov 12, 2007
From a business standpoint, GS was top knotch. From any other standpoint... meh.