George Michael Steinbrenner III “The Boss” was majority owner and managing partner of Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees for the past 37 years.
Steinbrenner died after suffering a massive heart attack in his Tampa home on the morning of the 81st All-Star Game.
His beloved Yankees won 7 MLB World Series and 11 AL Pennants on his watch. Known as a hands-on baseball executive, he earned the nickname “The Boss.”
In one of the shrewdest sports investments ever, Steinbrenner turned an $8.8 Million Dollar investment in 1973 into a $1.6 + Billion cash cow today.
The Boss lived and played the game of life with passion. He was perhaps the best winner and worst loser.
The New York Yankee billionaire was known for the two word tag line You’re Fired, long before the New York real estate billionaire Donald Trump.
George Steinbrenner helped to revolutionize the business of baseball by being the first owner to sell TV cable rights [MSG] now on YES network and first to drive up the prices of free agent talent.
The Yankees continue to be run by his sons Hank and Hal Steinbrenner. RIP.