Tuesday, July 13, 2010

George Steinbrenner (1930-2010)

Think what you may of George Steinbrenner as a person, but in the end, he was a great owner who turned his love of the Yankees into World Championship after World Championship and restored the 'Yankee Swagger' to that franchise. Since 1973, Steinbrenner was the owner of the Yankees and during that time, they won 11 AL Championships and 7 World Series titles and that is all that really needs to be said. I believe that his legacy will live on through his sons and through Brian Cashman as the Yankees look to be contenders for years to come. I think it's fitting, in some ways, that as the current crop of Yankee legends (Jeter, Rivera, A-Rod to an extent) approach the twilight of their careers, the corporate face of the Yankees will change as well. R.I.P. George Steinbrenner, thanks for making me jealous for the past 15 years.

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