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George Steinbrenner

George Steinbrenner Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1930
Place of Birth Rocky River, Ohio
Death day July 13, 2010 (80 years old)
Zodiac Sign Cancer
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George Steinbrenner

George Michael Steinbrenner III is an American businessman, the main owner and managing partner of the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. In Steinbrenner's 37 years, from 1973 until his death in July 2010, the longest in club history, the Yankees have won seven World Series titles and 11 pennants. His bluntness and his role in raising players' salaries has made him one of the most controversial figures in the sports industry. Steinbrenner is also involved in the Great Lakes and Gulf Coast shipping industries. Known as an actual baseball executive, Steinbrenner has the nickname "The Boss". He tends to interfere with day-to-day decisions in the field and hire and fire managers. The former Yankees coach, Dallas Green, has given him the ridiculous nickname "Director George". He died of a heart attack at his home in Tampa on the morning of July 13, 2010, the day of the 81st match of the All-Star.

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
Years active 1973–2010
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Joan Zieg (m. 1956)
Children 4, including Hank and Hal
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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.

George Steinbrenner before fame

He was in band and a member of both the track and football teams while a student at Williams College.

Achievement of George Steinbrenner

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.

George Steinbrenner family life

He had four children with his wife Joan Zieg.

Associations of George Steinbrenner

He was in one episode of Seinfeld with Jerry Seinfeld.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About George Steinbrenner

  • The Steinbrenner Family - The Steinbrenner family is an Irish-German American family. They have owned the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball since George Steinbrenner bought the franchise in 1973. After George's death, his son Hal Steinbrenner became president of the Yankees.
  • Steinbrenner High School - George M. Steinbrenner High School is a public high school in Lutz, Florida. It is adjacent to McKitrick Elementary and Martinez Middle School. The school was named after the late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, a Tampa resident.
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  • HAVE a network
  • Buried in Florida
  • Coach of the Northwest Wildcats football team
  • Culver Academy Alumni
  • Football Coach Purdue Boil
  • Ohio State Buckeyes Football Team Coach
  • Major League Baseball Tournament Owners
  • Amnesty order from the US president
  • Male college athletes in the United States
  • Owner and breeder of American racehorses
  • Florida Republican Party

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