The Yankees principal owner and partner in management, George Steinbrenner dies at 80. In his Tampa, Florida home he succumbed to a heart attack this morning, July 13, 2010.
Rita and George Henry Steinbrenner had something to celebrate besides Independence Day. "The Boss" was born July 4, 1930 in Rocky River, Ohio. He earned his nickname from the day to day involvement with the team. Although an executive, Steinbrenner made decisions daily especially the hiring and firing. As we look back at such a legacy, he also was known for rehiring some of the same people he fired.
"The Boss" became owner of the Yankees in 1973, making it the longest ownership in club history. During his reign, the Yankees won 11 pennants and 7 World Series Championships.