George Michael Steinbrenner III was an American businessman who was the principal owner and managing partner of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees. During Steinbrenner's 37-year ownership from 1973 to his death in July 2010, the longest in club history, the Yankees earned seven World Series titles and 11 pennants. His outspokenness and role in driving up player salaries made him one of the sport's most controversial figures. Steinbrenner was also involved in the Great Lakes and Gulf Coast shipping industry. Known as a hands-on baseball executive, Steinbrenner earned the nickname "The Boss". He had a tendency to meddle in daily on-field decisions, and to hire and fire managers. Former Yankees manager Dallas Green gave him the derisive nickname "Manager George". He died after suffering a heart attack in his Tampa home on the morning of July 13, 2010, the day of the 81st All-Star Game.
|Born:||George Michael Steinbrenner III, July 4, 1930, Bay Village, Ohio, U.S.|
|Died:||July 13, 2010, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|Alma mater:||Williams College, Ohio State University|
|Occupation:||Owner of New York Yankees (MLB), businessman, investor, entrepreneur|
|Spouse(s):||Elizabeth Joan Zieg (m. 1956)|
|Children:||4, including Hank and Hal|
|IMDb:||George Steinbrenner's IMDb|
About George Steinbrenner
Irascible owner of the New York Yankees from 1973 until his passing. He was known for his winning record and for developing such greats as Reggie Jackson.
He was in band and a member of both the track and football teams while a student at Williams College.
He was tough and went through management personnel quickly, changing managers 20 times during his first 23 seasons. He fired and rehired Billy Martin five times.
He had four children with his wife Joan Zieg.
He was in one episode of Seinfeld with Jerry Seinfeld.
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- Steinbrenner family - The Steinbrenner family are an American family of Irish-German descent. They have owned the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball since George Steinbrenner purchased the franchise in 1973. After George's death, Hal Steinbrenner, his son, became the chairman of the Yankees.
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