George Steinbrenner Passes Yankees Mantle to Son Hal

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2008 5:20 PM CST
George Steinbrenner.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The George Steinbrenner era is officially over for the Yankees after 35 years. Other clubs today approved his son Hal as the “control person” for the team, the Daily News reports. The announcement makes official what many already knew—that the elder Steinbrenner has passed off responsibility for day-to-day operations to his sons. Hal’s brother, Hank, is involved in the organization, but Hal holds the purse-strings.