Tuesday, July 13, 2010

***STEINBRENNER DEAD AT 80***

Most Boston Red Sox fans detested him. I disliked him but I knew he was good for the game of baseball. He celebrated his 80th birthday at his very own Yankee Stadium just a few short day ago. The cause of his death today was a sudden and massive heart attack. Here is the latest plus his family's statement, just now from the NY Daily News...
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"George Steinbrenner, a towering and intimidating figure who dominated the New York sports scene for 35 years, winning 11 American League pennants and seven world championships as owner of the Yankees, in and around two suspensions from baseball and multiple feuds and firings, died Tuesday morning in Tampa after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 80.
"The Boss" - as he was so aptly named by Daily News columnist Mike Lupica, his longtime antagonist - died at around 6:30 a.m. He had been suffering from failing health, the result of a series of strokes, for the past few years.
His family released a statement Tuesday morning. "It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing," the statement said. "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 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."
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YES, he will be missed. Rest in peace, George. Ya did good. Click on this post's title for Mike Lupika's column. As always, BE WELL. One more time, George steals the headlines on ALL Star Day.

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