Tuesday, July 13, 2010

 

RIP, George M. Steinbrenner III

The iconic owner of the most celebrated team in sports, the New York Yankees, has died.  Steinbrenner succumbed to a massive heart attack this morning, after several years of declining health.  The Steinbrenner era produced 11 American League pennants and seven World Series championships.  


Happy trails, Boss. 


UPDATE: 1) Condolences from all over for a son of Cleveland (what a tough few days it's been for that city: LeBron skips town; "American Splendor" author Harvey Pekar shuffles off and now this). 
                     2) In February, my Post colleague Mike Vaccaro reminded people of George  Steinbrenner's non-Yankees sports triumph -- revitalizing US Olympics
                      3) The blustering sports owner was also  a canny businessman
                      4)  A nice tribute by Keith Olbermann.  
                      5) Sigh. Rush Limbaugh reminds everyone why NFL owners didn't want him in their club.  (Difference between Olbermann and Limbaugh takes proves why bombastic Olbermann still manages to get his Sunday NFL gig: He manages to keep his sports and politics sensibilities separate; Limbaugh can't.) 

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