R.I.P. George Steinbrenner, Owner of the NY Yankees

Days after Bob Sheppard, the voice of the New York Yankees, passed away, longtime Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has died of a heart attack. He was 80-years old. The most famous and controversial sports owner in America, Steinbrenner changed the way sports franchises operated and viewed free agency. He paved the way for sports teams to have their own networks and spread their brands on a global level. While he had numerous clashes with Major League Baseball, numerous players, and countless competitors in his decades-long run as Yankees owner, the one things he was always about was winning.

Above is a video of one of my favorite Yankees, Paul O’Neill, talking about the late George Steinbrenner.

Author: RPadTV


5 thoughts on “R.I.P. George Steinbrenner, Owner of the NY Yankees”

  1. Hopefully no one on the active roster. We don't need another Thurman Munson incident.

    Not that I'm wishing death on any of the old timers either. Just sayin'……

  2. I always found it funny that other owners would bitch about George Steinbrenner but their mouths would seal shut when they got the checks from his share of the pot.

    I'd have to say the only other two owners who strike me as wanting to win like George are Jerry Jones and Mark Cuban.

  3. @smartguy Totally agreed on Jones and Cuban. I love how Cuban runs his team and annoys David Stern. I'm curious to see how Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov does. He's an interesting cat.

    Lots of football (soccer) teams in Europe have colorful owners too. I'm convinced that Chelsea's Roman Abramovich made most of his money from organized crime.

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