George Steinbrenner

Businessperson, Theater Producer

1930 – 2010

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Who was George Steinbrenner?

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 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.

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Born
Jul 4, 1930
Bay Village
Also known as
  • Geroge Michael Steinbrenner III
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • Williams College
  • Ohio State University
  • Culver Academies
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lived in
  • Cleveland
  • Ohio
Died
Jul 13, 2010
Tampa

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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