George Steinbrenner

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The 25 Worst Sore Losers in Sports

Steinbrenner, Canucks fans, and LeBron make the list

(Newser) - Losing stinks, but being a gracious loser is always more honorable than throwing a tantrum. Bad sportsmanship, however, did not stop these people—the 25 biggest sore losers in sports history, according to Bleacher Report . A sample: More »

Steinbrenner Misses Shot at Hall of Fame

Ex-Blue Jays GM Pat Gillick selected

(Newser) - George Steinbrenner won’t be heading to baseball’s Hall of Fame—at least not this year. Only one candidate on this year’s ballot made it in: Pat Gillick, former general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays and three other teams. Gillick, 73, was selected on 13 of 16... More »

Steinbrenner Heirs Will Dodge Massive Estate Tax

Billionaire, 80, died the right year

(Newser) - It's an auspicious year for Yankees owner George Steinbrenner to die—at least for his heirs. They'll dodge massive estate taxes because the federal inheritance tax law has expired, leaving legacies largely untapped by Uncle Sam. Steinbrenner's estate is estimated at $1.1 billion. Had he died last year, his... More »

'That Cracker Made a Lot of African-American Millionaires'

Radio hosts eulogizes George Steinbrenner, sort of

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh no doubt knew this would get a rise out of the media: On his show today, he eulogized George Steinbrenner with this line: "That cracker made a lot of African-American millionaires," he said. "And at the same time he fired a bunch of white guys.... More »

Steinbrenner Steals Spotlight One Last TIme

In death, Yankees owner overshadows All-Star Game

(Newser) - George Steinbrenner, who died today at 80 after years of failing health, was hardly a beloved figure, but the Yankee owner is being remembered with superlatives anyway. The Boss was "the loudest, most famous owner in the history of American sports," Mike Lupica writes for the New York ... More »

George Steinbrenner Dead at 80

Heart attack fells legendary Yankee owner

(Newser) - George Steinbrenner died of a massive heart attack this morning in Tampa. Emergency crews responded to a call at his home last night, and took him to the hospital, ESPN reports.The legendary Yankees owner had just celebrated his 80th birthday on July 4th. More »

$23M Lawsuit: Steinbrenner Stole My Idea

Former exec claims credit for Yankees' TV network YES

(Newser) - The former president of Madison Square Garden is suing George Steinbrenner for $23 million, accusing the Yankees boss of stealing his idea for a team-owned TV network, Newsday reports. Bob Gutkowski claims he brought the idea for what would become YES to Steinbrenner in the mid-'90s and was given assurances... More »

Steinbrenner Inadvertently Paid for Kerrigan Hit: Book

Yankee owner was Tonya Harding's patron

(Newser) - Tonya Harding paid for the notorious attack on Nancy Kerrigan in part with George Steinbrenner’s money, according to George, a new Steinbrenner biography. The Boss was a major patron of young Olympians, including Harding, according to the book, and some of his donations funded “the hit.” More »

Torre Tell-All Has Yanks Mulling Gag Rule

(Newser) - Joe Torre’s new book about his tenure as Yankees manager has the franchise in such a tizzy that the front office is considering a “non-disparagement clause” in future contracts, Newsday reports. Unlike other teams, the Yankees have never insisted on confidentiality agreements with players and management. “Up... More »

George Steinbrenner Passes Yankees Mantle to Son Hal

(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... More »

Golden Goose Hits Hall of Fame

Emotions high as Yankee closer inducted

(Newser) - Former Yankee closer Goose Gossage was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown yesterday along with Dick Williams and, posthumously, Walter O'Malley, Bowie Kuhn, Billy Southworth and Barney Dreyfuss. It was an emotional affair with Gossage weeping for Yankees catcher Thurman Munson, who died in a plane crash... More »

How the Yankees Got So Rich

NY Daily News uses FOIA request to profile sports' biggest cash machine

(Newser) - The Yankees may not be that good on the field this season, but it’s not hurting franchise income. With estimates of the team's overall value pegged at $1.2 billion, documents obtained by the New York Daily News under a Freedom of Information request show just how much cash... More »

Like Father, Like Son

A new Steinbrenner era, but is it just more of the same?

(Newser) - As if the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry weren’t heated enough, Hank Steinbrenner, son of Yankees’ owner George Steinbrenner, added more fuel to the fire in an interview with New York Times’ Play magazine. "Red Sox Nation? What a bunch of (expletive) that is," Hank commented. “That was... More »

Yanks Nail Top Payroll in Bigs

New York Again Sets Record for Highest Payroll at $218.3M

(Newser) - The New York Yankees may have been bounced in the first round of the playoffs this past season but at least fans of the Bronx Bombers can boast the team is first in something: payroll. New York set a record with its $218.3 million payroll last season—and collected... More »

Girardi Accepts 3-Year Offer to Manage Yanks

Ex-catcher beat out Mattingly because of experience as a skipper

(Newser) - Joe Girardi has agreed to a three-year, $6 million contract to accept the unenviable task of succeeding Joe Torre, and his four championships, as the Yankees manager. Girardi is no slouch in the hardware department, however. He won three championships as a player for the Yankees and was the 2006... More »

Agent Says 'Sorry' for A-Rod Timing

MLB had slammed him for revealing opt-out news during Series

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez's agent Scott Boras apologized today for the distraction caused by his announcement during the World Series that A-Rod would opt out of his Yankee contract,  Responding to criticism from baseball officials angered at the move, Boras said in a statement that, "The unfortunate result was not... More »

Steinbrenners Face 'Tough Decision'

Owners won't demand immediate success from new Yankees manager

(Newser) - Yankee officials have now interviewed all three of Joe Torre's potential successors, and so far team owner George Steinbrenner and sons Hank and Hal are "impressed" with all of them—and concede they've got a "tough decision" to make. Whoever the "slight favorite" is, he'll take the... More »

Mattingly Aimed to Take After Torre

Yankees bench coach is favored by players, Steinbrenner

(Newser) - When Don Mattingly came out of retirement to join up as the Yankees' hitting coach, he already had his sights set on following in Joe Torre's managerial footsteps, reports the New York Times. "I’ve known from the beginning what I wanted," said Mattingly, who is said to... More »

With Torre out, Yanks Start Interviewing

Steinbrenner's looking at Girardi, Mattingly, Pena for new manager

(Newser) - Former Yankee catcher Joe Girardi spent yesterday meeting with team officials, interviewing for Joe Torre's old job as New York's manager, reports the Times. He'll be followed today by the team's current bench coach Don Mattingly, and tomorrow Yankees first-base coach Tony Pena will jump into the interview pool. More »

Torre: That's 'An Insult'!

Admits $5 million is 'nothing to sneeze at,' but says 1-year offer offended him

(Newser) - An emotional Joe Torre called the Yankees' one-year, $5 million offer "an insult" today. Three million dollars in incentives didn't help, he said: “I’d been there 12 years and did not feel motivation was needed." The offer was still sizable, despite a $2.5 million pay... More »

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